[Ip-health] The Medicines Patent Pool, South African Department of Health, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and Unitaid Side Event at the WHA

Katie Moore kmoore at medicinespatentpool.org
Fri May 18 05:10:33 PDT 2018


THE PATH TO UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE: ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE TREATMENTS
Relevant WHA documents: A71/12 and A71/13.

The Department of Health of South Africa, the Swiss Agency for Development and
Cooperation, Unitaid and the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) are honoured to invite you
to a panel presentation and reception during the 71st World Health Assembly.

The event will include the launch of the MPP’s new five-year strategy for accelerating
access to life-saving medicines in developing countries and of a feasibility study on
the expansion of the MPP into patented essential medicines.
Thursday 24 May 2018
from 6pm to 7:30pm: presentation and panel discussion
from 7:30pm to 9pm: reception

Henry Dunant Room
Red Cross Humanitarium (Opposite the UN Palais des Nations)
17 Avenue de la Paix, 1202 Geneva
RSVP: office at medicinespatentpool.org

Speakers:


Marie-Paule Kieny, Chair of the Governance Board, MPP

Esteban Burrone, Head of Policy, MPP

Lelio Marmora, Executive Director, Unitaid

Nora Kronig Romero, Vice-Director General, Ambassador for Global Health,

Federal Office of Public Health, Switzerland

Rajiv Kumar Chander, Ambassador & Permanent Representative of India to the

United Nations Office at Geneva

Soumya Swaminathan, Deputy Director General for Programmes, WHO

Malebona Precious Matsoso, Director-General, Department of Health, South Africa

Damiano de Felice, Director of Strategy, Access to Medicines Foundation

Invitation: www.medicinespatentpool.org/mpp-media-post/the-path-to-universal-health-coverage-access-to-affordable-treatments/<http://www.medicinespatentpool.org/mpp-media-post/the-path-to-universal-health-coverage-access-to-affordable-treatments/>
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