‘All countries want to tackle the rising cost of medical expenditures’: WHO’s up and coming economics guru

17 April 2020

Young, creative and bold minds, who are helping redefine their own areas of expertise, are highlighted every year by the US business publication, Forbes.

This year, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) youthful health economist Swathi Bhargav Iyengar, made the “30 under 30” list, for developing the WHO’s MedMon mobile application.

The app is the first low-cost, rapid data collection and analysis tool to determine price, availability and safety risks of medicines worldwide.

Ms. Iyengar helped to bring MedMon to more than 25 countries, including in emergency settings such as the Rohingya refugee camps.

In an interview with Mehboob Khan from the UN News Hindi service, the young economist explains how she started developing the tool and the impact it’s had on lives so far.

Audio Credit:
Mehboob Khan, UN News - Hindi
Audio Duration:
10'6"

 

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