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WHO Releases Draft Roadmap Report On Access To Medicines, Vaccines, Including Comments From Stakeholders

Intellectual Property Watch: WHO Releases Draft Roadmap For Access To Medicines; Comments Show Polarized Views
“…The World Health Organization was tasked at its last annual assembly in May to draft a roadmap for access for the next five years. A preliminary draft of the roadmap was discussed last week with member states and stakeholders. The roadmap includes 10 priority activity areas, and a number of deliverables. … On 10 September, the WHO organized an informal discussion with stakeholders, who provided a range of comments to the draft. … A revised draft roadmap is expected to be delivered in December, and will be submitted to the WHO Executive Board meeting in January, and to the WHA in May…” (Saez, 9/20).

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