WTO TRIPS Council: South Africa asks WTO members to share best practices to address excessive prices

UPDATE: In November 2018, South Africa notified the WTO Secretariat that Brazil and India requested to co-sponsor this submission on Promoting Public Health Through Competition Law and Policy. On 29 October 2018, the World Trade Organization (WTO) published a submission… Continue Reading

WHO EURO RC68: Oral statement of Knowledge Ecology International on the WHO Roadmap on Access to Medicines and Vaccines

On Thursday, 20 September 2018, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) delivered the following statement in Rome during discussions at the WHO Regional Committee for Europe on the WHO Roadmap on Access to Medicines and Vaccines. Oral statement of Knowledge Ecology International… Continue Reading

WTO panel finds 2001 Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health is an agreement between members

The panel in a WTO dispute regarding Australia and plain packaging of tobacco products reached the conclusion that 2001 Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health has the status of an agreement that has modified the interpretation of… Continue Reading

Draft UN non-communicable diseases (NCDs) Declaration, Sept 18 version

On September 18, 2018, negotiations closed on what may be the final draft of the “Political Declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.” The Declaration addresses the measures UN… Continue Reading

KEI statement: Informal Discussion of the WHO Roadmap Report on Access to Medicines and Vaccines 2019–2023

On Monday morning, 10 September 2018, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) delivered the following oral statement at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Informal Discussion of the Roadmap Report on Access to Medicines and Vaccines 2019–2023. The morning session provided UN agencies,… Continue Reading