1st Steering Committee Meeting of the Regional Platform for Access and Innovation for Health
The first Steering Committee Meeting of the Regional Platform for Access and Innovation for Health was held at the Pan American Health Organization offices in Washington, DC from October 27-29, 2010. The Platform is expected to become a channel for the improvement of transparency and information flows necessary to promote development of priority health products for the Americas. Another critical element of the project is the creation of a mechanism to fund technological innovation activities that are articulated through the Platform and geared towards Regional needs.
The Project of Medicines and Health Technologies, Area of Health Systems based on Primary Health Care (HSS/MT) of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) organized this event. The Steering Committee meeting gathered representatives of the some of the Region’s health authorities, research and industry experts, as well as technical officers from PAHO/WHO and TDR/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases/World Health Organization.
The overall goal of this new innovation project is to create a Platform composed of a series of virtual tools that will support and promote innovation, access, rational use and good governance in the area of medicines, vaccines, health technologies and diagnostics with a public health perspective and to serve regional health priorities. The scope of the Platform will include, but will not be limited to, issues related to intellectual property management from a public health perspective, R&D and Innovation for health, rational use of medicines and pharmaceutical and health technologies policies and regulations. It will also aim to strengthen social networks and communities of practice devoted to improving regional cooperation on innovation and improving equitable access to health products. Website: www.paho.org/medicines
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4.- Background Documents
4.1.- Health Innovation in the Americas: Promoting health research and product development (1.74 MB) (Spanish version only)
Regional Platform for Innovation and Access for Health (934.4 kB) (Spanish version only)