[Ip-health] DNDi Pleased that Member States Agree on Way Forward to Strengthen Financing & Coordination of R&D for Health Needs of Developing Countries

Gabrielle Landry glandry at dndi.org
Sun May 27 06:34:16 PDT 2012

IP-Health:  DNDi statement on 65th World Health Assembly resolution concerning the Consultative Expert Working Group (CEWG) recommendation on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination for the essential health needs of developing countries

Dear Colleagues,

After long and difficult negotiations, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) is pleased that Member States have finally agreed  at the 65th WHA to a way forward to strengthen the financing and coordination of R&D to address the health needs of neglected populations.

We strongly hope that all relevant actors will contribute to national, regional, and international consultations throughout the year ahead and will implement concrete pilot projects to pave the way for a sustainable global R&D framework for the health needs of developing countries, and this under WHO leadership.

Better coordination of R&D, innovative financing mechanisms, and strong public commitment will be needed to ensure that much-needed new and adapted medical tools are made available at affordable prices to neglected patients in developing countries.

For more information :

Jean-François Alesandrini  jfalesandrini at dndi.org<mailto:jfalesandrini at dndi.org>
Gabrielle Landry Chappuis glandry at dndi.org<mailto:glandry at dndi.org>



Yours sincerely,
Gabrielle Landry Chappuis
Head of Communication and Advocacy

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