Development of a regional frameworkon public health, innovation and intellectural property
AbstractThe development of a National and Regional Framework on Public Health, Innovation and Property Rights, suitable to the South-East Asia Region of WHO became pertinent in view of the 108 action points under 25 sub-elements and 8 major elements identified under the Global Strategy by WHO in 2008. This report is the result of a detailed regional consultation held in New Delhi, India where participants from Member States identified how to address their priorities at the national, regional and international levels. It was also endeavoured to utilize certain facets of Intellectual Property as a development tool relevant to regional and national contexts in South-East Asia Region of WHO. Additionally, the supply of quality medical products is closely linked to the performance of the pharmaceutical industry which, in turn, is dependent on the economic policy framework set by governments. Presentations made in this regional consultation examined the status of this industry including traditional medicines, medical technologies and dental requirements while preparing a focused regional and country-specific national action plan.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2012). Development of a regional frameworkon public health, innovation and intellectural property. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/204958