[Ip-health] Lancet: WHA should be more ambitious re new global rules for R&D

Suerie Moon suerie_moon at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 25 08:27:41 PST 2013

The Lancet published today an editorial ("Neglected tropical diseases: progress and priorities") calling on the World Health Assembly to be "more ambitious and 
put back on the agenda the proposal for new global rules to secure 
sustained financing mechanisms for essential health R&D." referring to a draft resolution under consideration by the Executive Board this week calling for "a more vaguely defined WHO 
Observatory on Global Health R&D, which is weak on concrete action 
despite international consensus that the current R&D model needs 

The full text of the editorial is available at: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2813%2960115-4/fulltext
The Lancet, Volume 381, Issue 9863,  Page 268, 26 January 2013 doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(13)60115-4

Suerie Moon, MPA, PhD
Research Director and Co-Chair, Forum on Global Governance for Health, Harvard Global Health Institute 
Lecturer, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health
Project Co-Director, Innovation and Access to Technologies for Sustainable Development, Sustainability Science Program, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
104 Mount Auburn Street, 3rd Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
smoon at hsph.harvard.edu

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