[Ip-health] WHA65_UNITAID Side Event 21 May_Save the date - Creating new market approaches for public health: MDR-TB and the critical role of BRICS

unitaid unitaid at who.int
Fri May 11 08:07:04 PDT 2012

Dear all,
Please find below and attached the Save the Date for the side event
UNITAID will be holding on Monday 21st May at the 65th WHA.
We would be grateful if you could kindly circulate this to your contacts
that may be interested in attending the event.
Thank you in advance and looking forward to welcoming you there.


Creating new market approaches for public health: MDR-TB and the
critical role of BRICS
UNITAID Briefing for Delegates to the 65th World Health Assembly
Monday 21st May 2012
6.00 - 8.00 pm
Palais des Nations, Geneva
Room VIII, 3rd Floor

While low-income countries still largely depend on donors to finance
national health care and services, middle-income
nations, in particular Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa
(the "BRICS"), are becoming increasingly
autonomous as their economies expand.

Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a case in point. Home to
over 40% of MDR-TB cases, BRICS
countries offer patient care nationally, either through government
funded programmes or private sector outlets.
Market-based interventions are well recognized as effective means to
improve public health and are especially
relevant in MDR-TB. But with markets fractured across several dominant
middle-income countries, funding
agencies and donors are left with little room to leverage MDR-TB markets
in a way that also benefits smaller

This briefing will propose a new paradigm where dominant middle-income
countries can work collaboratively with
donors to shape MDR-TB markets more equitably to improve public health
across a broader geographic scope.

Cocktail reception to follow
Translation in English-French will be available
To register for this side event please contact Ms Jia Si Duan
duanj at unitaid.who.int or +41 22791 3926

World Health Organization - 20, avenue Appia
CH-1211 Geneva 27 - Switzerland

 <<WHA65_UNITAID SIDE EVENT_Moonday 21 May 2012.pdf>> 

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