WHA74: KEI’s statement on Public health emergencies: preparedness and response

At the World Health Organization’s 74th World Health Assembly, Knowledge Ecology International delivered the following remarks on “Public health emergencies: preparedness and response” on Monday, 31 May 2021. Non-state actors are limited to one minute statements. Knowledge Ecology International asks… Continue Reading

WHA74: KEI’s statement on the global strategy and plan of action on public health, innovation, and intellectual property

At the World Health Organization’s 74th World Health Assembly, Knowledge Ecology International delivered the following remarks on WHO’s global strategy and plan of action on public health, innovation, and intellectual property on Saturday, 29 May 2021. Non-state actors are limited… Continue Reading

WHA74: KEI’s statement on expanding access to effective treatments for cancer and rare and orphan diseases including cell and gene-based therapies

At the World Health Organization’s 74th World Health Assembly, Knowledge Ecology International delivered the following remarks on expanding access to effective treatments for cancer and rare and orphan diseases including cell and gene-based therapies on Thursday, 27 May 2021. Non-state… Continue Reading

21 May 2021: 62 WTO members submit revised proposal on a waiver from certain provisions of the TRIPS Agreement for the Prevention, Containment, and Treatment of COVID-19

On Friday, 21 May 2021, 62 WTO members (African Group, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Egypt, Eswatini, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kenya, the LDC Group, Maldives, Mozambique, Mongolia, Namibia, Pakistan, South Africa, Vanuatu, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Zimbabwe) submitted… Continue Reading

21 May 2021 – The Pandemic Preparedness Treaty: Unlocking intellectual property, knowledge and know-how for the public good

Ahead of the 74th World Health Assembly, Health Action International, Knowledge Ecology International, and Medicines Law & Policy will be co-hosting a discussion with a high-level panel on what a pandemic response treaty should say about the sharing of rights… Continue Reading

Fissures on intellectual property, C-TAP and transparency emerge in WHO local production negotiations

On 4 December 2020, Ethiopia submitted a Zero Draft resolution to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Strengthening Local Production of Medicines and Other Health Technologies to Improve Access – WHO Resolution on Strengthening Local Production of Medicines and Other… Continue Reading