[A2k] ***Comment and Review today*** Center for Global Health R&D Policy Assessment “Prizes for Global Health Technologies”

Ben Thomas bthomas at resultsfordevelopment.org
Fri Nov 19 13:53:50 PST 2010

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 Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I would like to invite your feedback on the *consultation
* of R4D’s Center for Global Health R&D Policy Assessment report “Prizes for
Global Health Technologies”.

The paper evaluates the potential of incentive prizes- large cash rewards
for specified products  or product development milestones- to speed the
development of needed drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics for the developing
world. It uses a case study of recent prize proposals for improved TB
diagnostics to understand how prizes should be structured and in what
circumstances they can be most effective.

The draft of our paper will be available for comment until November 30th.
Please visit Center for Global Health R&D Policy
 to review the draft and add your

If you prefer, you may also send comments directly to the report’s
authors, Paul
Wilson <pw2101 at columbia.edu> and  Amrita
Palriwala<apalriwala at resultsfordevelopment.org>.

This draft of our “Prizes for Global Health
Technologies<http://healthresearchpolicy.org/assessments/draft>” is
the first in a series of  assessments to evaluate policy
proposals to accelerate global health R&D.  Additional draft assessments
will be posted in the upcoming weeks for public comment, including pooled
funding agreements and joint intellectual property management mechanisms.

Many thanks for your views on the report, which are an invaluable
contribution to our assessment process.

Best regards,

Robert Hecht
  Results for Development Institute (R4D)
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 1210
Washington, DC 20009

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