Global Challenges

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WIPO Re:Search: Collaborative Innovation for Health

September 27, 2018 (Geneva, Switzerland)

Join WIPO Re:Search for a lively panel discussion followed by a presentation of the new WIPO Re:Search Resource Platform – an interactive tool that facilitates information sharing for medical research. You will hear first-hand from panelists representing academia, government and industry about how WIPO collaborates with partners to advance research and development (R&D) for malaria. You will also learn about recent capacity building successes made possible through the WIPO Re:Search Fellowship Program.

WIPO, WHO, WTO Joint Technical Symposium on Antimicrobial Resistance: How to Foster Innovation, Access and Appropriate Use of Antibiotics?

October 25, 2016 (Geneva, Switzerland)

WIPO New Conference Hall (start time 9.30 a.m.)
Antimicrobial resistance is one of the most pressing challenges for humanity. It affects all areas of health, involves many sectors and has an impact on the whole of society. Increasing resistance threatens to roll back the achievements of modern medicine as many medicinal procedures rely on effective antibiotics. Antibiotics, more than other medicines, can be considered a public good for which society has a collective responsibility. The Symposium will offer a forum to exchange views and experiences, to achieve a better understanding of the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance and to envisage possible ways forward.