Comparison between April 29, May 7, and May 10 versions of WHA 72 resolution on transparency

On Monday, May 13th, Politico published the latest version (May 10, 2019) of the transparency resolution noting the “dizzying number of brackets” in the latest text. The original sponsors are: Italy, Greece, Malaysia, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey,… Continue Reading

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

Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly

KEI/HAI Interventions HAI/KEI intervention at the WHA69 on the Framework of Engagement with Non-State Actors HAI/KEI intervention at the WHA69 on the negotiations on an R&D agreement Interventions by Member States WHA 69: Colombian Minister of Health Calls on WHO… Continue Reading

Seventieth World Health Assembly

Interventions made by KEI WHA70: Statement of Knowledge Ecology International – CEWG follow up WHA70: Statement of Knowledge Ecology International on antimicrobial resistance WHA70: Statement of Knowledge Ecology International on review of the GSPOA-PHI WHA70: Statement of Knowledge Ecology International:… Continue Reading

Seventy-first World Health Assembly

Interventions made by KEI WHA71: KEI statement on the Draft thirteenth general programme of work, 2019–2023 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… Continue Reading

WHO donors in 2017 – US, Gates Foundation, UK, World Bank, GAVI, Germany and the European Commission: Setting the Agenda for Global Health?

In advance of the 71st World Health Assembly (21 May 2018 – 26 May 2018), the World Health Organization (WHO) published a document (A71/INF./2, 19 April 2018) entitled, Voluntary contributions by fund and by contributor, 2017. Total voluntary contributions to… Continue Reading

NIH response to KEI request for NIH policy on on the licensing of federally-funded CRISPR patented inventions.

On June 6, 2017, KEI wrote to Dr. Thomas Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) requesting the HHS develop a policy on the licensing of federally-funded CRISPR patented inventions. A copy of our letter is available here: /node/2801.

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