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Friday, December 13 • 11:00 - 13:00
Access to Medicines Track: Parallel Session 1: R&D and Innovation

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R&D and Innovation: An outline of what can be done to improve the current system of R&D to ensure that it promotes both effective innovation that fills existing gaps in health R&D, and builds in access norms early in the R&D process to ensure widespread access to medicine. This will be an opportunity to discuss the ongoing developments at a WHO level, shape regional policy activities, and shape a broader global campaign that could shift the entire IP regime.

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Katy Athersuch

Katy Athersuch is the Innovation and Access Adviser for Médecins Sans Frontières’s (MSF) Access Campaign based in Geneva, Switzerland. Katy studied International Relations and Development Studies at the University of Sussex in the UK. Before joining MSF in 2009, she was the Coordinator of the Stop AIDS Campaign in the UK, a coalition of over 80 UK based NGOs working on HIV and International Development. Her interest is in... Read More →
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Jamie Love

Director, Knowledge Ecology International

German Velasquez

Dr Germán Velásquez | Special Adviser for Health and Development | South Centre, Geneva Switzerland | | Germán Velásquez graduated from Javeriana University, Bogotá with a degree in Philosophy and Humanities which was further complemented by a Master’s in Economics and a PhD in Health Economics from the Sorbonne University, Paris. In 2010 he received a PHD Honoris Causa on Public Health from the University of Caldas, Colombia. Until... Read More →

Friday December 13, 2013 11:00 - 13:00
Boardroom II