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

OPEN-ENDED MEETING OF WHO MEMBER STATES

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

02-04 May 2016, WHO Headquarters, Geneva

World Health Assembly resolution 66.22 requests the Director-General to convene an open-ended meeting of Member States prior to the 69th World Health Assembly, in order to assess progress and continue discussions on the remaining issues in relation to monitoring, coordination and financing for health research and development. The three-day meeting will take place from 2nd to 4th May, Monday-Wednesday, 2016 at WHO Headquarters. Meeting documents and details about participation by non-state actors will be posted in coming days.

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

Update on the Status of Demonstration Projects

Background documents

Links to related information

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

In resolution WHA66.22 the Health Assembly requested the Director-General, inter alia to:

  • establish a global health research and development observatory within the Secretariat in order to monitor and analyse relevant information on health research and development;
  • review existing mechanisms in order to assess their suitability to perform the coordination function of health research and development; and
  • explore and evaluate existing mechanisms for financial contributions to health research and development and, if there is no suitable mechanism, to develop a proposal for effective mechanisms, and a plan to monitor their effectiveness independently.

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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16 May 2016 14:29 CEST