PHM at 'Health R&D as a Global Public Good'
On April 24th PHM some PHM people attended an event on "Health R&D as a Global Public Good" co-organized by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the Harvard Global Health Institute. The purpose of the event was to examine how to secure collective action to provide global public goods through research and development (R&D) and innovation for the specific health needs of low‐ and middle‐income countries.
The event was divided into two parts:
1. A Public Seminar in the morning with panelists drawn from the fields of health, science and technology (see the programme of the seminar);
2. A closed Workshop in the afternoon in which 30-35 participants were divided in two working groups. Working Group 1 considered a number of questions regarding processes for the setting of R&D priorities and the selection of demonstration projects; Working Group 2 considered general governance arrangements and accountability mechanisms.
PHM was invited to attend the event and specifically to take part to the priority setting working group.
The main outputs from the Seminar and Workshop will be a Policy Brief which will be prepared by the organizers and made available to delegates to the 66th WHA in May 2013.
A report on the meeting can be found by CLICKING HERE