According to the Drug Donation Policy, companies in the pharmaceutical industry have a special duty to support the essential medications to the problem area where in Africa and Asian countries and they should decrease the price (Huebner, 2013). It has been agreed by health experts that pharmacists can play an effective role in eliminating chronic diseases from a country at reduced costs of treatment and medicines due to their field knowledge (Giberson, 2011). The companies in the pharmaceutical industry should support the medications and treatment to the poor area by making these drugs available at minimal rates and sufficient quantities at the stores and hospitals where needed.
At the same time, government’s role cannot be ignored in the case of health support. Government should support the pharmaceutical companies by relieving them in taxes on non-profit drugs and supporting their policy and framework on government level. Pharmaceutical companies cannot work for the betterment of health alone, until they have back of the government in training facilities, machinery support, tax assistance and promotion and creating awareness of health support programs. Government should take charge of donation activities, which should not be burdened on pharmaceutical companies.
The health facilities in Africa and Asia are below satisfactory according to the standards of the World Health Organization. The major diseases in the region include: HIV AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, heart disease, kidney failure, blood pressure and diabetes. When the health care, medication and treatment access is analyzed in regard of these diseases, it has been observed that most of the areas in these two continents lack in availability of specialists, equipment for treatment and medicine aid. Drug donations can be beneficial to improve health conditions in the region if they are conducted properly by government bodies and pharmaceutical companies with mutual assistance. Pharmaceutical companies can lead to better health conditions in the region if they focus on humanitarian interest rather than self-centered interest. They should keep the prices of essential medications at lowest rates, which is not possible without strong support of government. Awareness programs must be conducted in the region by pharmaceutical companies to educate the ignorant masses on health issues.