[Ip-health] EB130: CMC Churches' Action for Health intervention on the Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development (CEWG

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EB130: CMC Churches' Action for Health intervention on the Consultative
Expert Working Group on Research and Development (CEWG)


This was the statement delivered by CMC Churches' Action for Health
intervention on 21 January 2012 on the Consultative Expert Working Group
on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination at the 130th WHO
Executive Board meeting.

CMC Churches' Action for Health intervention on the Consultative Expert
Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination at
the 130th WHO Executive Board meeting

    WHO 130th Executive Board Agenda Item 6.14

    Intervention by James Love, CMC Churches' Action for Health

    "CMC Churches' Action for Health offers comments on the Consultative
Expert Working Group on R&D financing.

    We anticipate that in March 2012, the CEWG will propose that formal
intergovernmental negotiations commence on a binding R&D Convention.
The proposed convention would seek to address the need for sustainable
sources of finance for needs driven R&D, while embracing a number of
elements of the WHO Global Strategy on Public Health, Innovation and
Intellectual Property, such as support for open-knowledge innovation,
de-linkage of product prices and R&D costs, competition among
suppliers of products, access to and transfer of technology to
developing countries, and the need to reconcile both innovation and
access.

    This is an important proposal. The Secretariat should be asked to
convene an open briefing on the CEWG report, including the proposal
for an R&D Convention, in advance of 65th session of the WHA."







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