Full PDF 2021 Report
Thanks to all the people who have accompanied us this year both internally and externally. To those who suffer from a rare disease and want to know more about treatments that could change their lives.
To so many researchers, companies and entrepreneurs; brave people who have made the decision to discover a treatment and change the world and seek in our association the warmth and company of those who defend a noble common goal.
For AELMHU, the year 2021 has also been the year in which many of the projects that, with great enthusiasm, we forged in the last stages of 2020 have finally crystallized. A year of growth, momentum, renewal, but also of intense and fruitful work.
2021 was the year of reunion. A gradual reunion between families, friends and colleagues. Reunion in our tasks, in our agendas, plans and work. A reunion, in short, in our shared projects, which had been paralyzed during the hardest phases of the pandemic due to the harsh public health requirements that have modified our way of living, working and developing.
"Thank you to all the people who have accompanied us this year both internally and externally. To those who suffer from a rare disease and want to know more about treatments that could change their lives."
And, of course, to our associates, who have given content and soul to all these projects, and who participate more actively every day in the growth of our association.
To the professionals who every day come face to face with the disease and have decided to be part of the solution, participating in our work to learn about the latest processes and understand the concerns of those who discover and develop them.
To the public decision-makers and administrations, patient associations and scientific societies, who have approached AELMHU to find the truth in the data, who have invited us to participate in their meetings, convinced that this is the best way to transform things and improve the lives of others.
Full 2020 Report PDF
2020 was the year of change. While a global pandemic was shaking social, health and economic structures around the world, AELMHU was celebrating its tenth anniversary. During that year, we faced the challenge of taking the definitive step towards the transformation of the organization.
True to our commitment to give greater visibility to minority diseases, we focused on the lesser-known value of orphan drugs and the importance of all our partner companies, which share a highly innovative profile that has been more relevant than ever during the toughest times of the year.
Faced with such challenges, it was time to undertake a new task: to incorporate new perspectives such as advanced therapies and personalized medicine into our work and to increase the participation of companies in AELMHU's activities, through working groups and the establishment of participative dynamics, which have made the thrust of this association the true desire of the sum of the efforts of all its members.
"It was time to undertake a new task: to incorporate new perspectives such as advanced therapies and personalized medicine into our work and to increase the participation of companies in AELMHU's activity."
The objective was clear: the fight against the pandemic could not forget rare diseases. The efforts of all the agents involved in dealing with these pathologies obliged us to remember that these patients represent a particularly vulnerable group.
Spain has always occupied a leading position in clinical research at the international level. Therefore, the pandemic has strengthened the commitment of Spanish society to guaranteeing public health, clearly demonstrating the direct impact that pharmaceutical innovation has on everyone's life.
In short, 2020 was a decisive year for our Association to position itself as the transforming agent of the reality of access to orphan drugs in our country, and that encourages us to continue working so that all together -the Administration, the industry, the scientific community and patients-, we achieve that no one suffering from a rare disease feels like an orphan in Spain again.