Global Health Centre

Local production of essential medicines in Brazil and Europe: lessons and future directions

Gabriela Costa Chaves, Pauline Londeix
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Knowledge Network for Innovation and Access to Medicines

Webinar:  4pm CET

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The current COVID-19 pandemic has shed new light on the challenges around global availability of medicines. Countries worldwide are looking into measures to increase supply and secure access, including strengthening local production of essential medicines. During this webinar, Dr. Gabriela Chaves will present different approaches to stimulate local production of medicines adopted in Brazil over three decades, highlighting the connections between health and industrial policies and drawing lessons learned. Pauline Londeix will present research findings from a recent report on the potential re-location of pharmaceutical production at the European Union level and its member States, including examples of alternative models of production.



  • Gabriela Costa Chaves, Independent Researcher
  • Pauline Londeix, Co-founder, Observatoire de la Transparence dans les Politiques du Médicament (OTMeds)
  • Moderator: Suerie Moon, Co-Director, Global Health Centre; Professor of Practice, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

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