On the morning of Monday, 23 January 2017, India delivered the following intervention at the 140th session of the World Health Organization’s Executive Board requesting the “explicit inclusion” of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel Report in the “provisional agenda of the EB140 as a separate agenda item under item 8.”
In making the case for the inclusion of the UN HLP in the WHO’s Executive Board deliberations, India articulate the following:
Re: 17.4 Follow-up of the report of the Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination Document A68/34
My name is James Love, from Knowledge Ecology International. I wanted to discuss the negotiations on new approaches to funding medical R&D.
I will begin with the much delayed discussions about a WHO R&D treaty, which are supposed to resume in 2016.
We have suggestions for some changes in the discussion, to move things forward.
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Report of consultations in Berlin and Geneva, forthcoming.
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2000: Paying for health care R&D – Carrots and Sticks James Love* First draft: October 18, 2000 Revised October 19, 2000 *Thirukumaran Balasubramaniam provided research for this paper. Table of Contents Introduction Failures of the Market Investors cannot appropriate all… Continue Reading
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A Free Trade Area For The Americas: A Consumer Perspective On Proposals As They Relate To Rules Regarding Intellectual Property Comments for the Working Group On Intellectual Property Rights, Third Trade Ministerial and Americas Business Forum, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, May… Continue Reading