World running out of antibiotics, says WHO in new reports
World Health Organization (WHO)
Growing impetus to making AMR an integral issue in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea crisis: new drugs needed
State of discussion on AMR action, two years after the WHA Global Plan
Civil society and South Centre call for urgent actions to tackle AMR and ensure access and new innovation models
Intellectual Property, Public Health and Access to Medicines in International Organizations
This South Centre research paper by Dr. German Velasquez describes and analyses the mandate, programmes, strategies, and activities that different international organizations such as WHO, WTO, WIPO, UNCTAD, UNDP, UNAIDS, the UN Human Rights Council, and the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel (UNHLP) on access to medicines have undertaken on the subject of access to medicines, intellectual property, international trade rules and human rights.
South Centre Statement to the 10th NAM Health Ministerial
Below is a statement made by the South Centre’s Deputy Executive Director Vicente Paolo B. Yu III during the meeting of the Ministers of health of the Non-Aligned Movement held in Geneva on 23 May 2017 in conjunction with the World Health Assembly.
Access to Hepatitis C Treatment: A Global Problem
“Viral hepatitis is an international public health challenge, comparable to other major communicable diseases, including HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. Despite the significant burden it places on communities across all global regions, hepatitis has been largely ignored as a health and development priority until recently”. – WHO, Global Health Sector strategy on viral Hepatitis 2016-2021: Towards ending viral hepatitis
Title: Impact of the recommendations of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines: Discussion in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Date: Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 18:00-19:30
Venue: Room 7, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
Organizers: The South Centre, Morocco, Bolivia, India, Uganda, Venezuela, UNSG HLP A2M, PPD
Title: Responding to the Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance
Perspectives of Civil Society, Intergovernmental Organisations and Developing Countries
Date: 22 May 2017, 17:45-18:45
Venue: Palais des Nations (Salle IX)
Organizers: The South Centre, MSF Access Campaign, DNDi, hai, Medicus Mundi International Network, ReAct
Highlights of the WHO Executive Board: 140th Session
The World Health Assembly (WHA), the highest body of the World Health Organization, will be meeting from 22-31 May 2017.
Earlier in January, the Executive Board of the WHO met and discussed on various strategic issues that will be carried forward to the WHA.
In this light, the South Centre has prepared a timely summary report in the form of a policy brief of the discussions that took place at the EB, to assist delegates and other stakeholders in their preparation for the discussions in the WHA.
Title: Briefing for Developing Countries on Global Trends and Linkages to Geneva Multilateral
Date: Monday, 13 February 2017, 9:30-13:00
Venue: Room XXIV, Palais des Nations
Organizer: The South Centre