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Blog Post Discusses WHO-Proposed Pooled Fund For Global Health R&D

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Better together? Five takeaways on the proposal for a WHO pooled fund
Matthew Robinson, GHTC’s policy and advocacy officer, discusses takeaways from a panel discussion on a WHO proposal for a pooled fund and observatory for global health R&D. Robinson notes the proposal has shifted over time; fulfills two distinct and separate functions — financing and coordination; does not guarantee funding; relies on fundraising, which could exacerbate the tension between technical and political considerations; and could improve access to medicine (3/7).