[Ip-health] Reminder: WHO WIPO WTO hold symposium on access to medical technologies in middle-income countries - 5 November, WTO, Geneva
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Mon Nov 3 10:48:30 PST 2014
INNOVATION AND ACCESS TO MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES
CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES
A JOINT TECHNICAL SYMPOSIUM BY
WHO, WIPO AND WTO
GENEVA, 5 November 2014, WTO CR Room
Middle-income countries have made huge progress in the area of biomedical innovation and industrial development. However, as home to the world’s largest number of poor people, they are also facing challenges in ensuring equitable access to innovative health products for their populations.
The fourth technical symposium organized by WHO, WIPO and WTO will discuss middle-income countries’ challenges and opportunities in the health innovation area, and the public policies necessary to ensure that rapid economic growth contributes to access and Universal Health Coverage.
Background note, programme and online registration available here: http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/trips_e/trilat_symp14_e/trilat_symp14_e.htm
The meeting is open to all interested. Registration deadline 3 November.
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