Trilateral cooperation on intellectual property and public health
Since the adoption of the WHO Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property, WHO, WIPO and WTO have intensified their collaboration on public health and intellectual property.
This Trilateral Cooperation is meant to foster a better understanding of the linkage between public health and intellectual property policies and to enhance a mutually supportive implementation of those policies. The three Secretariats have since worked together more closely so that each can fulfill its own mandate more effectively, their initiatives support each other, efforts are not duplicated, and resources are used efficiently, for example, in technical assistance and capacity building.
The three Organizations have started a range of joint activities that build upon each of the three organizations’ specific mandates and programmes of activities.
- Promoting Access and Medical Innovation: Intersections Between Public Health, Intellectual Property and Trade
Joint Technical Symposia on Current Policy Issues
Symposium on Sustainable Development Goals: Innovative technologies to promote healthy lives and well-being
Symposium on Antimicrobial Resistance: How to Foster Innovation, Access and Appropriate Use of Antibiotics?
Symposium on Innovation and Access to Medicines; Learning from the Past, Illuminating the Future
Symposium on Innovation and Access to Medical Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities for Middle-Income Countries
Symposium on Medical Innovation: Changing Business Models”
Symposium on “Access to Medicines: Patent Information and Freedom to Operate”
Symposium on “Access to Medicines: Pricing and Procurement Policies”