World Health Organization Special Session: 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

WHO member countries agree on a pathway to draft and negotiate a convention, agreement or other international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response

After two weeks of intense negotiations, member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) have finally agreed to compromise text on a decision (The World Together: Establishment of an intergovernmental negotiating body to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness and response, SSA2/CONF./1)… Continue Reading

Silence procedure holds for the final report of the Member States Working Group on Strengthening WHO Preparedness for and Response to Health Emergencies (WGPR)

UPDATE: On Friday, 12 November 2021, the draft report of the Member States Working Group on Strengthening WHO Preparedness for and Response to Health Emergencies (WGPR) was published with the document number, A/WGPR/5/2. The report is available here. The fifth… Continue Reading

Zero Draft Report of the Member States Working Group on Strengthening WHO Preparedness for and Response to Health Emergencies (WGPR) charts a course for a potential pandemic treaty

Update: On 28 October 2021 the Zero Draft Report of the Member States Working Group on Strengthening WHO Preparedness for and Response to Health Emergencies to the special session of the World Health Assembly was published with the Document number… Continue Reading

WHO expands the list of essential medicines and proposes a new working group to address ways to make highly priced essential medicines more affordable and accessible.

On October 1, 2021, the WHO published the new edition of its Model Lists (the EML) of Essential Medicines and Essential Medicines for Children. WHO Documents Press Release Executive Summary World Health Organization model list of essential medicines: 22nd list… Continue Reading

WHA74: KEI’s statement on Public health emergencies: preparedness and response

At the World Health Organization’s 74th World Health Assembly, Knowledge Ecology International delivered the following remarks on “Public health emergencies: preparedness and response” on Monday, 31 May 2021. Non-state actors are limited to one minute statements. Knowledge Ecology International asks… Continue Reading

WHA74: KEI’s statement on expanding access to effective treatments for cancer and rare and orphan diseases including cell and gene-based therapies

At the World Health Organization’s 74th World Health Assembly, Knowledge Ecology International delivered the following remarks on expanding access to effective treatments for cancer and rare and orphan diseases including cell and gene-based therapies on Thursday, 27 May 2021. Non-state… Continue Reading