Roadblocks ahead on the WHO Roadmap on Access to Medicines and Vaccines?

By Katy Athersuch [1] and Thiru Balasubramaniam In May 2018, the World Health Assembly (WHA) adopted decision WHA71(8) requesting WHO’s Director-General to “elaborate a roadmap, in consultation with Member States, outlining the programming of WHO’s work on access to medicines… 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

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

16 groups write open letter to WHO Director-General Dr Tedros: Roadmap on Access to Medicines and Vaccines 2019-2023

UPDATE: On Wednesday, 15 August 2018, WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus provided a response to the open letter on the Roadmap on Access to Medicines and Vaccines 2019-2023. The Director-General’s response can be found here: WHO DG letter to… Continue Reading

As Pandemic Preparedness bill clears House committee, effort to include antibiotics transferable exclusivity extension fails

On July 18, 2018, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce committee gave its approval to HR 6378, the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act, known as PAHPA. During the mark up, Reps. John Shimkus (R-IL) and Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) proposed attaching… Continue Reading

WHO publishes Meeting Report of the Informal Advisory Group on the Availability and Affordability of Cancer Medicines

In May 2017, the 70th World Health Assembly passed a cancer resolution (WHA70.12, Cancer prevention and control in the context of an integrated approach). At the time KEI provided the following commentary on the cancer resolution: On Tuesday, May 30,… Continue Reading

WHA71: KEI intervention on the Preparation for the third High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases, to be held in 2018

At the 71st World Health Assembly, KEI will deliver the following intervention regarding the Preparation for the third High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases, to be held in 2018. 11.7 Preparation for… Continue Reading

WHA71: KEI intervention on Global strategy and plan of action on public health, innovation and intellectual property

At the 71st World Health Assembly, KEI will deliver the following intervention regarding the Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health, Innovation, and Intellectual Property: 11.6 Global strategy and plan of action on public health, innovation and intellectual… Continue Reading

Delinkage

There is a specialized web page on delinkage here: http://delinkage.org De-linkage can be defined in the negative, by saying that the R&D funding should not be tied to the price of the product. Progressive de-linkage means that governments implement reforms… Continue Reading