Human Rights Council heats up during informal talks on inequality, international solidarity, and intellectual property

UPDATE: On Monday, 4 July 2022, a revised version of the Core Group’s access to medicines, vaccines, and other health products resolution (A/HRC/50/L.13) was circulated. The current co-sponsors include: Argentina, Brazil, China, Ecuador,* Egypt,* India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Namibia, Nepal, Paraguay,… Continue Reading

Documents from NIH Freedom of Information requests

ACTIV The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) public-private partnership, to develop treatments and vaccines. Coordinated by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), with the NIH and sibling agencies in the… Continue Reading

Selected NIH emails from FOIA requests

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Open Letter to Biden Administration on Increased Transparency of Clinical Trial Costs

On Monday January 31, 2022, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) USA, Doctors for America, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, Professor Chris Morten of Columbia Law School, and 33 supporting organizations sent a letter to… Continue Reading

Brazil, Egypt, Japan, Netherlands, South Africa, and Thailand comprise the bureau of WHO’s Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) to draft and negotiate a WHO convention,agreement or other international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response

On 1 December 2021, the special session of the World Health Assembly adopted a decision launch intergovernmental negotiations to draft and negotiate a WHO convention,agreement or other international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response; this signaled the intent of… Continue Reading

EB150: Statement of Knowledge Ecology International KEI on the Global strategy and plan of action on public health, innovation and intellectual property

On Saturday, 29 January 2022,Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) delivered the following statement on the Global strategy and plan of action on public health, innovation and intellectual property at the 150th session of the World Health Organization’s Executive Board. Access to… Continue Reading

Special Session of the World Health Assembly: Statement of Knowledge Ecology International

On Tuesday, 30 November 2021, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) delivered the following statement during the special session of the World Health Assembly. Negotiators should address policy failures that have accompanied the current pandemic response, and create a better global framework… Continue Reading

Biden Administration’s $3.5 Billion Purchase Agreement with Pfizer for International Vaccine Donation

On September 22, 2021, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) obtained a copy of the $3.5 billion contract between the U.S. government and Pfizer to purchase 500 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for international donation to low- and middle-income countries. The… Continue Reading

Texas A&M Vaccine Manufacturing Contract Shows that cGMP Manufacturing of COVID-19 Vaccines Can Start in Five Months 

A $265 million COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing contract between the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) to manufacture the Novavax and other COVID-19 vaccines demonstrates that a manufacturing facility can be retrofitted to… Continue Reading