Why License to Heal?

Healthcare costs have been rising significantly over the past years, so action is needed to ensure that healthcare products remain accessible to and affordable for everyone
The development of a drug implies a social responsibility to guarantuee accessibility of this drug
Drug prices are disproportionate to the costs of research & development
A third of the global population does not have access to essential medication

Who are we?

The cooperating Political Youth Organisations are convinced that drugs and other medical products should be accessible to everyone. We feel supported in this matter by several international treaties, in which the universal right to health has been recorded. To realise general accessibility, all stakeholders in the development of medicine need to take their social responsibility. Since stakeholders cannot or will not take this responsibility in the current system, the government needs to set a framework.

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We wrote the manifesto because our goal is affordable healthcare with affordable medication. In order to achieve this goal, we need as much support as possible. Please sign the manifesto if you wish to support us too.

This manifesto is supported by the following organisations:

Aids Fonds 

Alzheimer Nederland

Diabetes Fonds 


Fonds Psychische Gezondheid 

Fonds verstandelijk gehandicapten 

Hart en Vaatgroep 


Health Action International 



Johanna Kinderfonds 

KWF Kankerbestrijding


Maag Lever Darm Stichting

Nederlandse Brandwonden Stichting

Nederlandse Cystic Fibrosis Stichting 

Nederlandse Federatie van Universitair Medische Centra 


Prinses Beatrix Spierfonds 



Stichting MS Research 

Universities Allied for Essential Medicines



This manifesto is supported by the following professors::

Prof. dr. E.J. Kuipers
Voorzitter NFU en voorzitter Raad van Bestuur Erasmus MC

Prof. dr. M.M. Levi
Bestuursvoorzitter University College Londen Hospitals en voormalig Voorzitter Raad van Bestuur Academisch Medisch Centrum (AMC)

Prof. dr. H. Büller
Directeur Stichting Fair Medicine, Hoogleraar Kindergeneeskunde Erasmus MC

Prof. dr. J.C. Clevers
Voormalig president KNAW, directeur Research Prinses Maxima Centrum

Prof. dr. H.V. Hogerzeil
Hoogleraar Global Health Universiteit Groningen, consultant World Health Organization

Prof. dr. C.A. Uyl-de Groot
Hoogleraar Health Technology Assesment VU, directeur institute for Medical Technology Assesment

Prof. mr. dr. B. C. A. Toebes
Associate professor Internationaal Recht Rijksuniversiteit Groningen directeur institute for Medical Technology Assesment

Mw mr. E.F.M. ‘t Hoen
Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen

Prof. dr. J.J.M. van Delden
Hoogleraar Medische Ethiek UMC Utrecht

Prof. dr. C.E.M. Hollak
Hoogleraar en internist AMC