WHO Collaborating Centre for Governance, Accountability and Transparency in the Pharmaceutical Sector

Industry Funding of Patient Organizations in the United Kingdom: A Retrospective Study of Commercial Determinants, Funding Concentration and Disease Prevalence


This seminar will discuss the financial ties between the pharmaceutical industry and patient organizations in the United Kingdom from 2018 to 2020 and discuss the relationship between patient organization funding and companies’ commercial interests in rare and non-rare diseases.

Presented by

Arianna Gentilini
PhD candidate in the LSE Health Policy Department and a Visiting Fellow at Imperial College. 

Iva Parvanova
PhD candidate in the LSE Health Policy Department. 

Hosted by

Dr. Jillian Kohler
Professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto
Director at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Governance, Transparency & Accountability in the Pharmaceutical Sector

Jonathan Cushing
Programme Director, Transparency International UK

Supported by the Connaught Global Challenge Award