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(2011; 4 pages)
This briefing paper provides an overview of activities undertaken by WHO and its partners during the first phase of a project on the local production of medical products for improved access in developing and least developed countries (LDCs). This is an action supported with funding from the European Union. The project is in the context of the Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health Innovation and Intellectual Property. The aim of phase 1 was to develop a framework and shared goals that could bring together and guide policy-makers and others from the fields of public health, trade, industrial policy and other relevant sectors.