Innovation for public health in the Americas: Promotion of research and development of health products. Washington, D.C.: PAHO, 2010. (Technical Series: Essential Medicines, Access, and Innovation.) ISBN: 978-92-75-33122-4.
The document is based on the conclusions of the conference on promotion of research and development of health products, held in September 2009 and organized by PAHO and the Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR).
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), in collaboration with the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), convened an unofficial regional conference on innovation for health in September 2009, based on the World Health Organization's "Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property." Although all elements in the strategy clearly integrate a single tool, at the conclusion of the discussions particular emphasis was placed on the first three elements. A diverse group of stakeholders from the Region of the Americas attended the conference and discussed the situation of innovation in health in the Region. A consensus was reached on recommendations to promote national, sub-regional and regional systems of innovation to help develop attainable and appropriate health products that help resolve the priorities in health in PAHO member countries.
Table of contents
The Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property
The Regional perspective
Discussion and recommendations
Identification of pros and cons of R&D&i in the Region
Management and governance of R&D&i systems for health: identifying priorities and gaps
Financing and incentives for R&D&i
Linking and cooperation
Linking among stakeholders
Cooperation among countries
Human resource training and development
Ethics of R&D&i
Annex 1. List of participants at the conference on promotion of research and development of health products.