Dr. Fidelis Cho-Ngwa Video
Dr. Wellington Oyibo Video
Drs. Cho-Ngwa and Oyibo advanced
their research on river blindness and
malaria, respectively, at Novartis
thanks to a WIPO Re:Search grant
provided by the Government of
One of the world’s great global health challenges is to overcome the impact of neglected tropical diseases, malaria and tuberculosis. These diseases negatively affect the lives of more than one billion people, many of whom live in the world’s least developed countries. WIPO Re:Search aims to stimulate more research and development for new and better treatment options for those suffering from these conditions.
WIPO Re:Search provides access to intellectual property for pharmaceutical compounds, technologies, and – most importantly – know-how and data available for research and development for neglected tropical diseases, tuberculosis, and malaria. By providing a searchable, public database of available intellectual property assets and resources, WIPO Re:Search facilitates new partnerships to support organizations that conduct research on treatments for neglected tropical diseases, ultimately improving the lives of those most in need.
An important aspect of WIPO Re:Search is the opportunity it creates to transfer knowledge and build capacity at both the institutional and individual, human level. Recognizing the essential human aspect of development, IP Australia, the Australian Government agency that administers intellectual property (IP) rights, has generously made available financial resources under a Funds-in-Trust grant to WIPO to enable scientists from developing and Least Developed Countries to take ‘sabbaticals’ at the research facilities of developed country Members of WIPO Re:Search. Placements for these ‘hosting arrangements’ are arranged by BIO Ventures for Global Health, and to date have involved scientists from Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa. Please see the video interviews of two of the scientists, Dr. Fidelis Cho-Ngwa and Dr. Wellington Oyibo, which were produced thanks to the generous support of the Government of Japan. For further information refer to collaboration agreements.
WIPO Re:Search is partnered with BIO Ventures for Global Health.
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