[Ip-health] 4 May 2012: Public Seminar-Strengthening the Global R&D System Innovation for Health Needs in Developing Countries

Thirukumaran Balasubramaniam thiru at keionline.org
Wed May 2 03:27:53 PDT 2012


The Graduate Institute, the Harvard Global Health Institute and the University of Oslo are 
convening the following seminar on 4 May 2012:  Strengthening the Global R&D System 
Innovation for Health Needs in Developing Countries.

Here is detailed information about the seminar with the keynote address on the subject of 
"Investing in global public goods" delivered by Joseph E. Stiglitz, Recipient of the Nobel 
Memorial Prize in Economic, Sciences (2001); Professor, Columbia University.

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KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Investing in global public goods
JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ, Recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic, Sciences (2001); Professor, Columbia University

http://www.graduateinstitute.ch/Jahia/site/globalhealth/cache/offonce/home/Events_Global_Health_Programme/Seminar4May;jsessionid=D3F3F09C2CBF038C864B6D9D66CE7A70
	 	 
PUBLIC SEMINAR
 

Friday, 4 May 2012, 10:00-13:15
Auditorium Jacques Freymond, rue de Lausanne 132, 1202 Geneva

 

Strengthening the Global R&D System
Innovation for Health Needs in Developing Countries

 
To register, please click here.

http://www.graduateinstitute.ch/globalhealth/home/Events_Global_Health_Programme/registration4May.html

 

The issue of Research & Development (R&D) illustrates a broader challenge for global governance, which is to ensure the sufficient provision of global public goods – particularly knowledge-related goods needed to protect and promote health. Current investments in R&D and innovation for meeting health needs in developing countries are not sufficient. The existing model of R&D is not adequate when it comes to discovering and developing medicines and other health technologies, which in particular address the needs of markets with low purchasing power. These issues have been analysed and discussed in several processes at the World Health Organization. Finding a sustainable solution for issues related to the financing and coordination of R&D, however, needed more work. The Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination (CEWG) will present its final report to the WHO in April 2012, and the World Health Assembly will in its 65th session in May 2012 discuss and decide on how the recommendations of this group should be taken forward.

The Graduate Institute, Geneva in collaboration with the Harvard Global Health Institute, USA and the University of Oslo, Norway is hosting a seminar to facilitate a multi-stakeholder discussion based on the recommendations of the CEWG report to assess different approaches to addressing R&D and innovation challenges, in particular the recommendation to create an overarching global framework, such as an R&D convention, for improving finance, governance and coordination. The purpose of the seminar is to provide a neutral platform that allows representatives of governments, international organisations, the private sector, NGOs and civil society at large to engage and share their perspectives and views on these issues as well as to inform and help prepare for the deliberations at the 65th session of the WHA.

Draft Programme

|10:00 – 10:15|  

WELCOME
PHILIPPE BURRIN, Director, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
GAUDENZ SILBERSCHMIDT, Ambassador, Director, Division of International Affairs, Vice-Director, Swiss Federal Office of Public Health
ILONA KICKBUSCH, Director, Global Health Progamme, The Graduate Instituteof International and Development Studies, Geneva

Rapporteur
STEPHEN A. MATLIN, Professor, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College, London; Co-chairperson, Global Health Europe

|10:15 – 10:30|

Moderator
SIGRUN MØGEDAL, Special Adviser, Norwegian Knowledge Centre for theHealth Services, Board Member of the Medicines Patent Pool; Former Ambassador, HIV/AIDS and Global Health Initiatives, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Member, The Lancet - UiO Commission on Global Governance for Health

INTRODUCING THE MAIN CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CEWG
JOHN-ARNE RØTTINGEN, Chair, WHO Consultative Expert Working Group: Finance and Coordination; Professor, Department of Health Management and Health Economics, Institute for Health and Society, University of Oslo

|10:30 – 11:30|

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Investing in global public goods
JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ, Recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic, Sciences (2001); Professor, Columbia University

	• Followed by a discussion with the audience
|11:30 – 13:00|

Moderator
ILONA KICKBUSCH, Director, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

PANEL
Towards a global framework for health R&D
SUERIE MOON, Co-Chair and Research Director, Forum on Global Governance for Health, Harvard Global Health Institute and Harvard School of Public Health; Project Co-Director, Innovation and Access to Technologies for Sustainable Development, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
LIU ZHENMIN, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva 
TOM MBOYA OKEYO, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva
Dame SALLY DAVIES, Professor, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Principal Medical Adviser, UK Government; Professional Head of all Directors of Public Health; Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Health and National Health Service, United Kingdom
TIMOTHY WELLS, Chief Scientific Officer, Medicines for Malaria Venture
JAMES LOVE, Director, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI); U.S. cochair, Trans-Atlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) Intellectual Property Policy Committee; Chair of Essential InventionsHealth and National Health Service, United Kingdom

	• Followed by a discussion with the audience
|13:00 – 13:15|

REFLECTIONS
JOSEPH STIGLITZ, Recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001); Professor, Columbia University

|13:15 – 14:30|

RECEPTION
Hosted by the Graduate Institute
 

 

For more information, please contact globalhealth at graduateinstitute.ch


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Thiru Balasubramaniam
Geneva Representative
Knowledge Ecology International (KEI)
thiru at keionline.org


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