166 contracts disclosed in SEC filings include authorizations to use U.S. patents without consent from patent holders

On 12 October 2022, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) published a briefing note on the U.S. federal government FAR 52.227-1 authorizations (for non voluntary use of patents) disclosed in 166 SEC exhibits. KEI Briefing Note 2022:2, Federal government FAR 52.227-1 authorizations… Continue Reading

Informal, focused consultations (IFCs) on WHO’s pandemic treaty to address: 1) legal matters, 2) equity, 3) IP and access to pandemic response products, and 4) One Health, AMR, Climate and Zoonosis

As part of ongoing WHO negotiations on a pandemic treaty, the WHO secretariat is set to convene four informal, focused consultations (IFCs) on the following themes: 1) legal matters, 2) operationalizing and achieving equity, 3) intellectual property and access to… Continue Reading

7 July 2022: Human Rights Council adopts resolution on right to health resolution with references delinkage, solidarity, global public good, and the transfer of technology and know-how

On Thursday, 7 July 2022, the 40th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted, by consensus, a resolution on Access to medicines, vaccines and other health products in the context of the right of everyone to the enjoyment of… Continue Reading

Constituency statement for Knowledge Ecology International, Health Action International, Oxfam, and Public Services International: Strengthening WHO preparedness for and response to health emergencies

On 24 May 2022, I delivered the following constituency statement on behalf of Knowledge Ecology International, Health Action International, Oxfam, and Public Services International on the following topic: “16.2 – Strengthening WHO preparedness for and response to health emergencies” at… Continue Reading

White smoke emerges from WHO negotiations on a resolution on Strengthening clinical trials to provide high-quality evidence on health interventions and to improve research quality and coordination

At around 10 PM on Friday evening, 20 May 2022, member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) negotiating on a resolution titled, Strengthening clinical trials to provide high-quality evidence on health interventions and to improve research quality and coordination,… Continue Reading

Additional Comments for the Public Hearing on the Proposed WHO Treaty on Pandemic Preparedness and Response

These are the additional comments to the WHO Public Hearing on a possible WHO treaty or other instrument on pandemic preparedness and response (KEI also provided oral testimony at the hearing, and filed earlier comments here). Luis Gil Abinader –… Continue Reading

EB150 – Statement of Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) on Public health emergencies: preparedness and response

On Wednesday, 26 January 2022, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) delivered the following statement on a possible pandemic treaty at the 150th session of the World Health Organization’s Executive Board. The WHO negotiations on a pandemic treaty are not a quick… Continue Reading