[Ip-health] Medicines Patent Pool - independent studies on possible expansion into Hep C and TB

Baker, Brook b.baker at neu.edu
Mon Jul 6 10:00:17 PDT 2015


The Medicines Patent Pool has released the background, independent studies it had commissioned upon request of the UNITAID Board concerning the MPP's possible expansion into the Hep C and TB space.  As I understand it, these studies are not considered by the MPP to be sufficient for any ultimate internal decisions and recommendations to UNITAID, but that the MPP does think that these studies can help inform discussions about the possible expansion and its own subsequent consultations with stakeholders.  The MPP announcement and relevant links are below.

The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) posted two independent studies today as part of its ongoing consultation process on the possibility of expanding into other disease areas. The feasibility studies explore the case for potential entry into hepatitis C and tuberculosis.

MPP commissioned Dalberg and the Center for Disease Analysis for the study on hepatitis C, and Trinity Partners and Elizabeth Gardiner to conduct the analysis for tuberculosis. The consultants were tasked with providing their own strategic assessment of whether and to what extent MPP's model could be adapted to increase access to new and re-purposed products and promote innovation in these areas.  MPP welcomes feedback from all stakeholders. Please send your comments on the reports or any other questions you might feel appropriate to consultation at medicinespatentpool.org<mailto:consultation at medicinespatentpool.org> by July 31.

To read the feasibility studies click here:

Feasibility study - MPP intervention in Hep C by Dalberg and CDA : http://www.medicinespatentpool.org/wp-content/uploads/MPP-Intervention-in-Hep-C_Dalberg_CDA.pdf

Feasibility study - MPP intervention in Tuberculosis by Trinity Partners: http://www.medicinespatentpool.org/wp-content/uploads/MPP-Intervention-in-TB-Trinity-Partners-.pdf

Professor Brook K. Baker
Health GAP (Global Access Project) &
Northeastern U. School of Law, Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy
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