01/06/2017 14:11 BST | Updated 01/06/2017 14:11 BST

No One Should Have To Choose Between Educating Their Kids Or Having Access To Medicine

Isabel Torres has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for nearly 20 years and is the Global Head of Access to Medicine at Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Last week, Takeda hosted the 'Blueprint for Success' summit in Geneva - bringing together experts from government, industry, NGOs, foundations, academia, finance and the wider business world to explore how new partnerships and innovation can improve access to medicine for patients around the world.

Here, Isabel talks about the growing threat that non-communicable diseases like cancer and diabetes pose to the developing world, as well as her own experiences of meeting patients and doctors across the world. For more information visit