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Intergovernmental meeting on public health, innovation and intellectual property

Date: 28 April-3 May 2008
Place: Geneva, Switzerland

The need to ensure poor populations have better access to medicines and other healthcare products prompted the WHO Member States in 2006 to ask WHO to establish an Intergovernmental Working Group on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property. This group is charged with preparing a global strategy and plan of action, which is scheduled to be presented to the World Health Assembly in May 2008.

WHO is facilitating the resumed second session of the working group, which aims to finalize a draft of the global strategy and action plan.

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