GHF2012 – PS04 – Access to Medicines

Session Outline

Parallel session PS04, Wednesday, April 18 2012, 11:00-12:30, Fishbowl Room
Chair(s): Richard Laing, Department of Essential Medicine and Pharmaceutical Policies, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Summary: This session will address three key aspects of access to medicines. These are Intellectual Property (IP) and patents, supply chain issues and global pooled procurement mechanisms. As the spectrum of disease changes to chronic NCDs the access to medicines issues also change. These three presentations will suggest ways in which access will be affected by patents and potentially could be improved through supply chain reforms and the presence of global pooled procurement mechanisms.
Are New Medicines Affordable? Post TRIPS Experiences From Sri Lanka
Manuj Weerasinghe, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Community Based Approaches to Reduce Medication Stockouts: Kenya
Imran Manji, USAID-AMPATH Partnership, Eldoret, Kenya
The Asthma Drug Facility: A Practical Solution for one of the Major Non-Communicable Diseases
Christophe Perrin, The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Paris, France

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