[Ip-health] Chilean Chamber of Deputies approves resolution for compulsory licenses for patents relating to the coronavirus virus | Knowledge Ecology International

James Love james.love at keionline.org
Tue Mar 17 13:43:39 PDT 2020

This will be updated in a bit, with an English translation of the
resolution, and some quotes from people in Chile who made this happen.


March 17, 2020 by Luis Gil Abinader

Today, with an overwhelming 127 votes in favor and 0 votes against, the
Chilean Chamber of Deputies approved a strong resolution asking the Chilean
Government to declare that there is justification for compulsory licenses
for vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, supplies, and other technologies
useful for the surveillance, prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment
of people infected by the coronavirus virus in Chile.

The resolution also has a strong transparency mandate, asking the Minister
of Health to request the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Observatory
on Health R&D to collect information on the costs associated with health
technologies related to COVID-19.

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