Open Letter to the WHO EB from Cecilia López Montaño, EWG member

The following is a letter sent by Cecilia López Montaño, a member of the WHO Expert Working Group on R&D Financing to the WHO Executive Board:

Bogotá. Colombia. January 15th 2010

Dear members of the Executive Board:

I am Cecilia López Montaño, senator of the Colombian Congress and member of the Expert Working Group on Research and Development Financing of the World Health Organization, in representation of the point of view of developing countries, I assume.

Wikileaks reports on IFPMA infiltration of WHO Expert Working Group on R&D Financing

On Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 10:42PM (EST), the site Wikileaks, posted this pithy entry on Twitter: "Big Pharma infiltrates WHO Expert Working Group process; WikiLeaks infiltrates Big Pharma".

Flurry of upcoming meetings at international organizations in Geneva (WHO, WIPO and WTO)

The final stretch of 2009 ushers in a host of meetings at Geneva based institutions including the WIPO Advisory Committee on Enforcement, the WIPO Committee on Development and Intellectual Property, the WTO Ministerial, the WHO Expert Working Group and the Standing Committee on Copyright. To keep abreast of the hive of activity emanating from WIPO, WHO and WTO, here is a roadmap to keep track of the various meetings.

November 2, 2009
African-Arab Seminar on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions: Addressing the Needs of Affected Constituencies

Submissions of Member States and Stakeholders to WHO Expert Working Group on R&D Financing

The contributions from WHO Member States and other Stakeholders to the Expert Working Group on R&D financing are now available on the WHO website.

The following extract is taken from the WHO public hearing website:

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