[Ip-health] "TRIPS, Innovation & Access to Medicines: 20 Years On"- WTO Public Forum Session, October 2, 9-10:30am Geneva

Yuanqiong.HU at geneva.msf.org Yuanqiong.HU at geneva.msf.org
Tue Sep 29 03:06:32 PDT 2015


The TRIPS Agreement, Innovation & Access to Medicines: 20 Years On
WTO Public Forum
2nd October (Friday) 9.00-10.30am
Room S3, WTO Headquarter Building, Geneva
Organized by UNAIDS, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Peoples? Health 
Movement (PHM) and Third World Network
Adopted 20 years ago, the WTO-TRIPS Agreement brought about significant 
changes to the standards of intellectual property protection, with far 
reaching consequences for the pharmaceutical sector.
At this panel speakers will discuss developments that have taken place 
since the adoption of the TRIPS Agreement and the challenges and 
opportunities in the context of access to medicines and public health 
innovation. This includes information about the use of the 2001 Doha 
Declaration on TRIPS and Public - a landmark achievement for addressing 
the relationship between IP and public health.  The session will also 
examine intellectual property trends within the health sector since the 
adoption of the TRIPS Agreement as well as what the future holds for 
public health innovation & access to affordable health products.
The panellists will also specifically address the issue of the 
pharmaceutical transition period for least developed country Members of 
the WTO and non-violation complaints, which are current pressing issues to 
be addressed at the upcoming TRIPS Council meeting.
Speakers
Sangeeta Sashikant, Third World Network (moderator)
Mariangela Simao, Director of Rights, Gender, Prevention, and Community 
Mobilization department, UNAIDS.
Ellen ?t Hoen, Medicines Law and Policy.
Hu Yuanqiong, Legal and Policy Advisor, MSF Access Campaign.  
Michael Wamai, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Uganda
Srikar Mysore, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of India to the WTO.


HU Yuan Qiong 
Legal & Policy Advisor 
Médecins Sans Frontières | Access Campaign
78 Rue de Lausanne, CH-1211 Geneve 21, Switzerland
T: +41- 022 849 8481 |  M: +41- 076 228 9178 | Skype: huyuanqiong
Email: yuanqiong.hu at geneva.msf.org 
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