[Ip-health] Side Event to 70th WHA - The Impact of the Recommendations of the UNHLP in the Context of the 2030 Agenda: 24 May 2017 at 6.00pm, Room VII, Palais des Nations

Caroline Ngome Eneme NgomeEneme at southcentre.int
Tue May 23 03:14:38 PDT 2017

Side Event of the 70th World Health Assembly

“The Impact of the Recommendations of United Nations Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines in the Context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”

24 May 2017
18:00-19:30, Room VII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Organized by Morocco, India, Bolivia, Uganda and Venezuela, together with the South Centre, the Secretariat of the UN SG HLP on Access to Medicines, and Partners in Population and Development (PPD)

1. High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines in the context of the 2030 SDGs. Ms. Ruth Dreifuss, Co-Chair of the UNHLP; former President of the Swiss Confederation
2. Local manufacturing: an opportunity for addressing the needs of vulnerable groups at an affordable cost. Minister of Health, Morocco
3. India’s experience in improving access to affordable treatment: Minister of Health, India
4. Enhance accessibility of healthcare in a context of promotion and protection of traditional medicines. Minister of Health, Bolivia
5. WTO’s temporary waiver until 2033 - Experience from an LDC. Minister of Health, Uganda
6. Price controls for essential drugs: do they protect the poor and vulnerable? Minister of Health, Venezuela
7. The role of policy coherence in fostering health technology innovation and access. Ms. Maria-Luisa Silva, Director, UNDP Geneva
8. Implementation of the HLP recommendations, Mr. German Velasquez, Special Adviser for Health, South Centre
9. The role of partnerships and South-South cooperation. Dr Joe Thomas, Executive Director, Partners in Population and Development (PPD)
Interactive Discussion, Conclusion and Adoption of Joint Declaration

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