Workshop on Mechanisms to promote Research and Development (R&D) for Tuberculosis (TB), Malaria and other Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), 31 March – 2 April, 2014

Venue: Assembly Room, World Council of Churches

Geneva, Switzerland

Simultaneous interpretation in English-French-Spanish

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Programme

30 March 2014 Arrival  
31 March 2014  Content Speaker
9:30 – 10:00 Registration of participants
10:00 – 11:00 Welcome address
  • Germán Velásquez, Special Advisor Health and Development, South Centre
  • Cecilia Oh, United Nations Development Programme
  • Cornelis de Joncheere, Director of the Essential Medicines and Health Products Department, World Health Organization
11:00 – 11:30 Introduction of participants
11:30 – 11:45 Coffee break  
11:45 – 13:00 The impact of WTO TRIPS Agreement on access to medicines
13:00-14:00 Lunch – Cafeteria of the WCC
14:00 – 15:00 Framing Access to Medicines: The current international debate
15:00 – 16:00 Innovation, access to medicines and intellectual property Rights
  • Carlos Correa, Special Adviser Trade and Intellectual Property, South Centre: Presentation
16:00 – 16:15 Coffee break  
16:15 – 17:00 The Report of the Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination
  • Albrecht Jahn, Professor, Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg:  Presentation
17:00 – 18:00 Opportunities and challenges in the landscape of R&D for NTDs
  • Bernard Pécoul, Executive Director, Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative: Presentation
Dinner – free choice for participants
1 April 2014 
9:30 – 10:00  Global financing for R&D in neglected diseases
  • Nirmalya Syam, Programme Officer, South Centre: Presentation
10:00 – 11:30 South Centre Report on incentive and financing mechanisms for R&D in neglected diseases: options for developing countries
11:30 – 11:45 Coffee break  
11:45 – 13:00 Group discussion on options for implementation
  • Carlos Correa
13:00-14:00 Lunch – Cafeteria of the Word Council of Churches
14:00 – 15:00 Lessons from vaccine development
  • F Marc LaForce, Director, Technical Services, Serum Institute of India: Presentation
15:00 – 16:00 Strengthening R&D capacity, financing and coordination among developing countries
  • Carlos Morel, Director, Center for Technological Development in Health, FIOCRUZ: Presentation
16:00 -16:15 Coffee break  
16:15 – 17:30 Indicators on the R&D capacity in relation to NTDs
Dinner – free choice for participants
2 April 2014 
9:30 – 11:30  Summary of discussions
  • Viviana Munoz
  • Group discussion
11:30 – 11:45 Coffee break  
11:45 – 13:00 Conclusions and closure
  • Germán Velásquez
  • Cecilia Oh
 13:00-14:00 Lunch – Cafeteria of the Word Council of Churches
3 April 2014  Departure

 

 


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