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Landmark decision by the World Health Assembly to start negotiations for a pandemic treaty

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: World Health Organization (WHO) member states today decided to pursue an agreement that can better prepare the world to face future pandemics....

Imagine if health and trade ministers would meet in one room this week

A earlier version of this commentary was published on 28 November 2021 by Barron's. This is a time of missed opportunities. This week, trade ministers...

The WHO Covid-19 Technology Access Pool signs first licence agreement; will hopefully be a...

The Covid-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP), a World Health Organization initiative launched in May 2020 to facilitate the sharing of technology, intellectual property and...

A second Covid-19 treatment will now be made available through the Medicines Patent Pool

The Medicines Patent Pool, a United Nations-backed public health organisation, today announced its second Covid-related voluntary licence agreement. The agreement will enable low-cost production...

Medicines Patent Pool signs first Covid-19 licence agreement with Merck Sharp & Dohme. Others...

The Medicines Patent Pool, a UN-backed organisation whose mission is to expand access to essential medicines around the world, today announced its first agreement...