Scientific and technological innovation has contributed to significant advances in public health. The challenge for policymakers is to establish an environment that stimulates health innovation while ensuring widespread access to new, more effective products to address unmet global health needs.
WIPO’s Global Challenges program seeks to raise awareness and understanding of the complex linkages between global health and access to medical technologies, innovation, technology transfer and trade. The goal is to leverage intellectual property (IP) as a tool that contributes to meet the world’s most pressing health needs.
The study provides an improved, evidence-based foundation for policy debate and informed decision-making for global health.
The World Health Organization (WHO), WIPO and the World Trade Organization (WTO) cooperate on issues around global health, IP and trade.
Upcoming and past symposia, workshops and other events.
WIPO Re:Search is a consortium through which public and private sector organizations around the world share valuable IP and expertise with the global health research community to promote development of new drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics in the fight against neglected tropical diseases, malaria, and tuberculosis.