SouthViews No. 42, 12 November 2012
A resolution by the World Health Assembly: Will there finally be a cure for diseases that affect the poor?
By Carlos Correa
On 26 May 2012 the World Health Assembly adopted a resolution that could mark the first step toward a change in the current pharmaceutical research model. The members of the World Health Organization (WHO) decided to undertake an in-depth examination, at the governmental level, of a report produced in April 2012 by an international group of experts that recommended the adoption of a binding convention on research and development (R&D) that, if approved and implemented, could generate the medicines needed, particularly in developing countries, to address communicable and non-communicable diseases.
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