[Ip-health] Rationale for Costa Rica Technology Pool Proposal

Baker, Brook b.baker at northeastern.edu
Wed Mar 25 17:47:12 PDT 2020

As many of you know, Costa Rica has submitted a request to WHO that it begin work on helping to facilitate the development of an IP Pool for COVID-19 medical technologies that would accelerate open science research and allow open licensing of approved tests, medicines, vaccines, and devices to rapidly mobilize productive capacity to enable quick and equitable access worldwide.  WHO along with the MPP and other partners are well positioned to take this scope of work on, though they will probably require additional resources and internal capacity, hopefully available from funders.  With input from other civil society COVID-19 activists, I have prepared the attached rationale for such an effort, which is attached.  This paper is by no means a fully articulated project proposal but it does hopefully provide some context for internal discussions within the MPP and with partners.  If you wish to reference it for others, it is posted at:  http://infojustice.org/archives/42137<https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Finfojustice.org%2Farchives%2F42137&data=02%7C01%7Cb.baker%40northeastern.edu%7C3c8351532e8647671f4f08d7d10c9c70%7Ca8eec281aaa34daeac9b9a398b9215e7%7C0%7C0%7C637207725024372155&sdata=0BzwighXW19fr5l3wldCaT%2Ft4olXvnbI7K0%2BYqVFsBk%3D&reserved=0> and https://healthgap.org/rationale-for-supporting-costa-ricas-proposal-for-emergency-covid-19-technology-ip-pool-for-all-countries/


Professor Brook K. Baker
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