Public health, innovation, intellectual property and trade

Submissions to Section 1 - Draft Global Strategy and Plan of Action

How to participate

In providing your contributions after review of the Draft Global Strategy and Plan of Action, A/PHI/IGWG/2/2, and other related documents, you could use the following questions to guide your contributions:

  • Would you recommend any other issues to be considered within the proposed global strategy and plan of action?
  • What issues / specific actions do you feel would need to be prioritized in the plan of action?
  • Are any of the specific actions already being implemented in your country or region? What have been the outcomes? What are the gaps?
  • How do you see yourself or your organization contributing to the proposed global strategy and plan of action?
  • What other suggestions would you have for the IGWG, as we take forward this important and challenging task?

All contributions, and a sub-section containing summaries of contributions will be available on the website and in the public domain. Contributions from Members States will be grouped separately. A synopsis of the contributions will be prepared and will inform the discussions of the second session of the Intergovernmental Working Group on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property in November.

Instructions for Submission

The six-week web-based hearings will run from 15 August — 30 September. Beginning 15 August, contributions can be submitted via this dedicated website in any of the six official UN languages (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish). Submissions must not exceed five pages. Contributors are encouraged to provide a summary of their comments, which must not exceed 500 words.

Using the on-line submission form.

Please log on using:

  • username: phisubmission
  • password: phisubmission
  • domain: datacol

Please be sure to enter user name, password and domain as indicated above, even if the fields may be prefilled.

You can also send an e-mail with the required information to: For those without access to the Internet, submissions can be sent by fax at: +41 22 791 48 89.


Please note that not all comments will be posted to the public web site. Some comments may be edited before posting and all comments will be ascribed to the author by stating his or her first name, affiliation and country.

The authors only are responsible for their submissions, and the readers only are responsible for the interpretation of these submissions, whether edited or not. In no event shall the World Health Organization be liable for any damages arising from the participation in these hearings or the use of the submissions.

The details given on the form will not be voluntarily shared or sold to any outside company and will only be used for verification and to identify postings, as described above.

Please note that WHO reserves the right to:

edit comments before posting on the site; and contact participants in case comments require further clarification.

Postings on this site reflect the authors' personal views and not the official position of WHO. Please read the instructions carefully. By submitting ideas and comments in response to this survey you agree to abide by the instructions and accept the terms to which such submissions are subject in all respects.


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