Taking stock of C-TAP: lessons learnt for future pandemic preparedness and response
Join this World Health Assembly virtual side event on 18 May on the lessons learned from the Covid-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP). The World Health Organization (WHO) launched this platform two years ago to enable developers of medical products against Covid-19 to share their intellectual property and know-how with other manufacturers in order to maximize production capacity. What has become of this ambition? And what is needed to unleash the potential of C-TAP, also for future pandemic preparedness and response?
At the event, diverse stakeholders will share their experiences, insights, and recommendations regarding C-TAP and/or a future technology sharing mechanism as part of global pandemic preparedness and response.
- Cristóbal Cuadrado (Vice-Minister of Health Chile)
- Román Macaya (Former head of Social Security Costa Rica)
- Mark van Passel (Senior Policy Advisor Global Health Security at Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport)
- Erika Dueñas Loayza (head of the intellectual property unit at WHO’s division for access to medicines and health products)
- Esteban Burrone (Head of Policy at Medicines Patent Pool)
- James Love (Director of Knowledge Ecology International)
- Ellen ‘t Hoen (Director of Medicines Law & Policy)
- Irene Bernal (Senior Expert on Health and Social Policies at Salud Por Derecho, Spain)
This event is organized by the Covid-19 Innovations for All (CIFA) consortium, consisting of Wemos, Corporación Innovarte, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI), Medicines Law & Policy, Health Action International (HAI) and the Pharmaceutical Accountability Foundation.