Development of a Regional Framework on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property. Report of a Regional Consultation, SEARO, New Delhi, India, 5-6 April 2011
(2011; 104 pages)

Abstract

The Regional Office for South East Asia (SEARO) held the first “Regional Consultation for the Development of a Regional Framework on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights” in accordance with the terms of the World Health Assembly Resolution (WHA) 61.21 on 5-6 April 2011. WHA61.21 outlines the Global Strategy on Public health, Innovation and intellectual property, the Global Strategy and Plan of Action (GSPA) that aims to promote new thinking on innovation and access to medicines and medical products. The overall objective of the Regional Consultation was to enhance understanding of GSPA and identify regional and national priorities for future action. Thirty five participants from nine Member States of the South-East Asia Region, all except participants from DPR Korea and Timor-Leste, joined the Regional Consultation.

 
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