GIRP – European Healthcare Distribution Association

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GIRP, the European Healthcare Distribution Association, is the umbrella organisation of full-service healthcare distributors in Europe. GIRP represents the national associations of over 750 pharmaceutical wholesalers serving 33 European countries, as well as major international and pan-European healthcare distribution companies. GIRP members employ over 140,000 people and distribute around 15 billion packs of medicines as well as a wide range of healthcare products per year. As the vital link in healthcare, GIRP is committed to developing and providing innovative and efficient healthcare services to improve health and wellbeing of patients across Europe.

Our vision

GIRP relentlessly strives for innovative, sustainable and resilient healthcare systems across Europe and support members with ensuring timely access to healthcare products and services for all citizens.

Our mission

  • Raise a high level of awareness and profile of the sector.
  • GIRP is the sector’s voice towards European institutions and other decision-making bodies, as well as a trusted partner for healthcare stakeholders.
  • Strive for a smarter regulatory environment in which GIRP members operate for the ultimate benefit of citizens health and wellbeing.
  • As the vital link in healthcare GIRP provides a platform for the stakeholders in the healthcare value chain to facilitate the dialogue and exchange on best practices creating business opportunities for all.

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