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Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination

OPEN-ENDED MEETING ON Follow-up of the report of the Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination (CEWG)

WHO Headquarters, Geneva, 26-28 November 2012

The 65th World Health Assembly in WHA65.22 agreed to hold an open-ended meeting of Member States to thoroughly analyse the report of the CEWG and the feasibility of the recommendations proposed by the group, taking into account, as appropriate, related studies as well as the results from national consultations and regional committee discussions, and will develop proposals or options relating to:

  • research coordination
  • financing
  • monitoring of R&D expenditures

In order to facilitate the discussions among Member States, the Secretariat has prepared a number of documents:

About the CEWG

Members of Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination (CEWG)

WHO Member States requested the establishment of the Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination (CEWG) in response to a concern that insufficient resources were being devoted globally to research and development (R&D) to address treatments for diseases that principally affect developing countries.

The CEWG was mandated to take forward the work of its predecessor, the Expert Working Group on R&D Financing and Coordination (EWG); deepen the analysis of the proposals in the EWG’s report; consider additional submissions and proposals from Member States, any regional and subregional consultations, and from other stakeholders; and to examine the appropriateness of different R&D financing approaches and the feasibility of implementation of these approaches in each of the six WHO regions, with subregional analysis, as appropriate.

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