Former general director of the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA) Luca Li Bassi was awarded the 2019 “International Transparency in Medicines Policies Awards” by the French civil society watchdog group l’Observatoire Médicaments Transparences (the Observatory for Transparency in Medicines), for his efforts in negotiating a milestone World Health Assembly resolution in May 2019 supporting more public […] Continue reading ->
WHO’s agenda for the next Executive Board (EB) meeting, scheduled for 3-8 February 2020, will see discussions grouped for the first time ever around the three key pillars of the WHO Global Plan of Work for 2019-2023, including expanding health and wellbeing, protection from health emergencies, and universal health coverage to one billion more people. […] Continue reading ->
Following the adoption of the World Health Assembly resolution on the transparency of medicines markets last month, a new civil society group has formed in France to monitor the French government’s implementation of the resolution. L’Observatoire Transparence Médicaments (Drug Transparency Observatory), was launched today in a statement calling on the French government and all countries […] Continue reading ->
Githinji Gitahi, Co-Chair of the UHC2030 Steering Committee & Group Chief Executive Officer of AMREF Health Africa – the largest Africa-based healthcare non-profit – and Fumie Griego, Deputy Director General and Chief Operating Officer of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA), share highlights from a panel discussion held in Geneva on the […] Continue reading ->
In a little-publicised move, the WHA last week agreed to close a critical loophole in the WHO Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework that could have allowed commercial vaccine manufacturers to indirectly make use of biological information about flu strains from another country – without providing that country with any benefits from the vaccines or antivirals […] Continue reading ->