Global Health Centre

Rising Pharmaceutical Innovation in the Global South: Painting with New Colors

International Geneva Global Health Platform
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Hybrid: Room S8, Petal 2 - 1st floor, Maison de la paix, Geneva Graduate Institute and online

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The globally unequal distribution of health technologies is an issue of great concern and is high in the public and policy debate. Addressing that problem requires understanding the complex pharmaceutical research and development (R&D) ecosystem. However, information about countries from the Global South is limited. To address this gap, we launched a research collaboration between the Global Health Centre at the Geneva Graduate Institute (Switzerland), BRAC University (Bangladesh), and Universidad de los Andes (Colombia). We will present findings from the three reports, which investigate pharmaceutical R&D capabilities and activities in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), and more in-depth in Bangladesh and Colombia.

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  • Welcome and introduction by Prof. Suerie Moon | Co-Director, Global Health Centre, Geneva Graduate Institute
  • Rising Pharmaceutical Innovation in the Global South: Painting with new colors
    • Marcela Vieira and Yiqi Liu | Global Health Centre, Geneva Graduate Institute
    • Comments by:
      • Carlos Correa | Executive Director, South Centre
      • Matthias Helble | Research for Health Department, World Health Organization
  • Pharmaceutical R&D in Bangladesh: Ground Realities and Prospects
    • Obaida Karim and Sanjida Ahmed Srishti | BRAC University (Virtual)
    • Comments by: Mohammad Kamruzzaman | Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva
  • Colombian health innovation landscape: Building Bridges
    • Dr. Tatiana Andia | Universidad de los Andes
    • Comments by: Maria Juliana Tenorio Quintero | Minister Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Colombia to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva

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