Global Challenges Seminar on Vaccines: Accelerating Innovation and Access
In collaboration with Access to Medicine Foundation and WHO, WIPO will hold a Global Challenges seminar during which the Global Challenges Report "Vaccines: Accelerating Innovation and Access" will be launched.
The seminar considers the challenge of reaching global immunization coverage through increasing access to current and future vaccines. It will examine the role of biopharmaceutical and vaccine manufacturers, look at how the vaccine market works, explore the role of product development partnerships in the field, and discuss the Access to Vaccines Index published by the Access to Medicine Foundation.
Global Challenges report: Vaccines Accelerating Innovation and Access
The report describes the innovation process for vaccines; limitations to vaccine access at various stages, including those related to intellectual property; as well as approaches for addressing these impediments.
The Access to Vaccines Index: How Vaccine Companies are Responding to Calls for Greater Immunization Coverage
This session will include a discussion about how vaccine companies are responding to global calls to increase access to vaccines, drawing on findings from the Access to Vaccines Index, published by the Access to Medicine Foundation in March 2017. The Index is the first data-driven tool to map the landscape of vaccine company policy and behavior for making vaccines more accessible to communities that need them. By uncovering which practices are working, where and why, the Index is intended to help ensure global vaccine markets can serve all populations.
The WHO Perspective on Achieving Access to Vaccines: Where are we now and What Needs to be Done?
During this session, Mr. Martin Friede, Coordinator of the Initiative for Vaccine Research at WHO, will present WHO’s viewpoint on achieving access to vaccines. He will discuss the current context with respect to the vaccine landscape, some key issues at play, and steps that need to be taken to increase access including IP-related factors.
Martin Howell Friede
Coordinator, Initiative for Vaccine Research (IVR), WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
Moderated panel discussion on the launch of the Global Challenges Report Vaccines: Accelerating Innovation and Access followed
During this session, the new Global Challenges Report Vaccines: Accelerating Innovation and Access will be launched. Panelists representing Médecins Sans Frontières, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, UNICEF, Industry and the Access to Medicine Foundation will offer their perspectives and engage the audience in a discussion around relevant issues brought to light in the report.
Moderated by Koenraad Debackere, Professor, University of Leuven, Belgium
Professor, Baillet Latour Chair in Translational Medicine (13h, ULB)
Director of Policy & Analysis, Access Campaign, Medecins sans frontières (MSF), Geneva, Switzerland
Deputy CEO, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Oslo, Norway
Chief, Vaccine Centre, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Supply Division, Copenhagen, Denmark
Vice President, Head, Global Health and Corporate affairs, GSK Vaccines, Brussels, Belgium
Jayasree K. Iyer
Executive Director, Access to Medicine Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands