New project to scale up access to medicines
The South Centre is pleased to announce that it is scaling up its services to developing country governments in the area of intellectual property rights and public health, thanks to the support of Unitaid. The project “Expanding the use of TRIPS flexibilities to promote affordable access to medicines” will allow the South Centre to roll out a number of training activities at regional and national level and a global advisory service on the use of TRIPS flexibilities for public health.
South Centre Statement for the Informal Consultation on the Roadmap on Access to Medicines
The draft roadmap is an important work in progress that needs to be further detailed with clear deliverables and timelines. The roadmap will need to ensure complementarity of its work and the implementation of the Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property (GSPOA).
Title: Conference on Biomedical R&D for Public Health in India
Date: 13-14 August 2018
Venue: Vivanta Ambassador Hotel, New Delhi, India
Organizers: The South Centre, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, the Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India (PHARMEXCIL)
This update provides a snapshot of the publications and social media activities of the South Centre during the month of July 2018.
Title: Charting a Future Free from the Fear of Untreatable Infections
Date: 7-9 May 2018
Venue: The South Centre, Geneva
Organizers: The South Centre, Third World Network and ReAct
Major Outcomes of the 71st Session of the World Health Assembly of WHO
The 71st session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) of the World Health Organization (WHO) took place from 21 to 26 May 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Assembly adopted several decisions and resolutions including the adoption of the General Programme of Work (GPW) of WHO for the period 2019-2023, as well as decisions on addressing access to medicines and vaccines and their global shortage, and the recommendations of an overall programme review of the WHO Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property (GSPA-PHI). (more…)