Follow-up action on pending issues and selected regional committee resolutions/decisions for the last three years: public health, innovation and intellectual property.
AbstractAfter intensive negotiations over a two-year period, the World Health Assembly in May 2008 adopted resolution WHA61.21 on public health, innovation and intellectual property together with the global strategy and plan of action (GSPOA). Several outstanding issues were finalized and adopted during the Sixty-second World Health Assembly in May 2009. The GSPOA aims to promote new thinking on innovation and access to medicines, and to enhance needs-based research and development (R&D) relevant to diseases that mainly affect developing countries. The scope of the GSPOA however is vast; thus, there may be a need for prioritization at national and regional levels. The attached working paper is submitted to the High-Level Preparatory (HLP) Meeting for its review and recommendations. These recommendations will be submitted to the Sixty-second Session of the Regional Committee for its consideration.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2009). Follow-up action on pending issues and selected regional committee resolutions/decisions for the last three years: public health, innovation and intellectual property.. New Delhi: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia.. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/127749