KEI Comments on the Implications of Access and Benefit Sharing Commitments/Regimes and Other Proposed Commitments in the WHO Pandemic Agreement

On January 29, 2024, KEI submitted comments in response the Federal Register notice posted by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) concerning, “the Implications of Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Commitments/Regimes and Other Proposed Commitments Being Considered Under… Continue Reading

Pandemic Treaty negotiations: The Conceptual zero draft for the consideration of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body at its third meeting

This is what delegates will be discussing at the next INB meeting the week of December 5, 2022, in Geneva. ADVANCE_for_16_November_A_INB3_3_E From the document: “In preparing a conceptual zero draft, the Bureau started by integrating the above-mentioned input into the… 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

WHO informal consultation (3 December 2020) addressed concerns on price transparency and shortages

On Monday, 11 January 2021, the secretariat of the World Health Organization (WHO) published an 18 page report on the Global strategy and plan of action on public health, innovation and intellectual property (EB148/10). The Director-General’s report contains a detailed… Continue Reading

KEI written statement at the WHO Executive Board special session: Update on implementation of resolution WHA73.1 (2020) on the COVID-19 response

Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) is an accredited non-state actor at the World Health Organization (WHO). This is our statement at the WHO Executive Board Special Session on the COVID-19 response. Knowledge Ecology International Meeting: EB Special session on the… Continue Reading