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Wednesday, December 11 • 16:00 - 17:30
Access to Medicines Track: Framing Access to Medicines

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Framing Access to Medicines

Contemporary questions over access to medicines are speeding up as quickly as the advance of science. New drugs for a range of diseases are extending life and transforming health systems, with breakthroughs especially affecting the global South just in the past few years. The IP regime is also expanding and there are genuine questions around what a 21st century response looks like. How do we frame a pro-public health, pro-access, pro-innovation agenda? What alternatives to IP maximalism have a real chance of success? And how are academics and civil society responding?


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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 →


Wednesday December 11, 2013 16:00 - 17:30
Boardroom II