[Ip-health] Argentina, Brazil, India and South Africa- Draft decision to extend mandate of Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property till 2022

Thiru Balasubramaniam thiru at keionline.org
Tue Jan 27 02:22:40 PST 2015


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Argentina, Brazil, India and South Africa- Draft decision to extend mandate
of Global Strategy and Plan of Action till 202

Submitted by thiru <http://keionline.org/user/6> on 27. January 2015 - 11:36

On Tuesday, 27 January 2015, Argentina, Brazil, India and South Africa
tabled a draft decision to extend the mandate of the Global strategy and
plan of action and public health, innovation and intellectual property (
EB136/CONF.7
<http://apps.who.int/gb/ebwha/pdf_files/EB136/B136_CONF7-en.pdf>) until
2022. We expect that this draft decision will be discussed on Thursday, 29
January 2015 under agenda item 10.5, Global strategy and plan of action on
public health, innovation and intellectual property. This decision
recognizes the central role the global strategy and plan of action on
public health, innovation and intellectual property plays in "directing and
coordinating WHO policies and programme of work on public health,
innovation and intellectual property". The text reaffirms that the framers
of the GSPOA intended the strategy as a means of securing an "enhanced and
sustainable basis for needs-driven, essential health, research and
development" working in concert with the WTO Doha Declaration on the TRIPS
Agreement and Public Health and the WIPO Development Agenda to provide
countries policy space in setting norms to protect health, and promote
access to medicines and access to knowledge. The WHO global strategy and
plan of action on public health, innovation and intellectual property, in
addition to reiterating WHO's role in providing technical assistance to its
Member States in using TRIPS safeguards, provides a blueprint for global
conversations on setting global norms for R&D, predicated upon the
principle of de-linkage of the costs of R&D from the price of health
technologies.

The full text of this draft decision follows.

EXECUTIVE BOARD EB136/CONF./7
136th session 27 January 2015
Agenda item 10.5

Global strategy and plan of action on public health, innovation and
intellectual property

Draft decision proposed by Argentina, Brazil, India and South Africa

The Executive Board,

Having considered document EB136/31 on Evaluation of the global strategy
and plan of action on public health, innovation and intellectual property,

RECOMMENDS to the Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly the adoption of the
following decision:

The Sixty-eighth World Health Assembly,

(PP1) Reaffirming resolutions WHA61.21 and WHA62.16 on the Global strategy
and plan of action on public health, innovation and intellectual property,
which established a medium-term framework to secure an enhanced and
sustainable basis for needs-driven, essential health, research and
development;

(PP2) Recognizing the central role the Global strategy and plan of action
on public health, innovation and intellectual property plays in directing
and coordinating WHO policies and programme of work on public health,
innovation and intellectual property;

(PP3) Taking note that the resolution on “Ebola: Ending the current
outbreak, strengthening global preparedness and ensuring WHO capacity to
prepare for and respond to future large-scale outbreaks and emergencies
with health consequences” reaffirmed the Global strategy and plan of action
on public health, innovation and intellectual property;

(PP4) Taking note that the international community including the WHO,
intergovernmental organizations, governments, nongovernmental
organizations, academic institutions and all other relevant stakeholders
have yet to fully implement the Global strategy and plan of action on
public health, innovation and intellectual property,

(OP) 1 DECIDES:

(1) extend the timeframe of the plan of action on public health, innovation
and intellectual property until 2022;

(2) the Evaluation Management Group will be composed of 4 Member States
from each region, in a transparent manner.



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