[Ip-health] Berlin Declaration of the G20 Health Ministers

Thiru Balasubramaniam thiru at keionline.org
Sat May 20 06:46:14 PDT 2017

After at least eight rounds of negotiation, including two Geneva-based
negotiations held on 12 May 2017 and 17 May 2017, the G20 Health Ministers
meeting in Berlin from 19-20 May 2017 issued the following declaration.

In relation to the R&D pipeline for developing new antimicrobial therapies,
the G20 recognized "the importance of fostering R&D for new antimicrobials,
alternative therapies, vaccines and rapid-point-of care diagnostics, in
particular for priority pathogens as identified by WHO and for

The G20 health ministers recognized "the importance of reactivating the R&D
pipeline through incentive mechanisms that avoid the reliance on high
price/volume combinations."

The full text of the Berlin Declaration is reproduced below.


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