Side Event of the 70th World Health Assembly on

The Impact of the Recommendations of United Nations Secretary-General's
High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines in the Context of
the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

24 May 2017


Room VII, Palais des Nations, Geneva


Introduction – 5 min Interventions – 5 min each

  1. High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines in the context of the 2030 SDGs. Ms. Ruth Dreifuss, Co-Chair of the UNHLP; former President of the Swiss Confederation
  2. Local manufacturing: an opportunity for addressing the needs of vulnerable groups at an affordable cost. Minister of Health, Morocco
  3. India’s experience in improving access to affordable treatment: Minister of Health, India
  4. Enhance accessibility of healthcare in a context of promotion and protection of traditional medicines. Minister of Health, Bolivia
  5. WTO’s temporary waiver until 2033 - Experience from an LDC. Minister of Health, Uganda
  6. Price controls for essential drugs: do they protect the poor and vulnerable? Minister of Health, Venezuela
  7. The role of policy coherence in fostering health technology innovation and access. Ms. Maria-Luisa Silva, Director, UNDP Geneva
  8. Implementation of the HLP recommendations, Mr. German Velasquez, Special Adviser for Health, South Centre
  9. The role of partnerships and South-South cooperation. Dr Joe Thomas, Executive Director, Partners in Population and Development (PPD)

Interactive Discussion, Conclusion and Adoption of Joint Declaration – 30 min

Moderator: Dr Denis Broun, Member of the UNHLP Expert Advisory Group; Permanent Observer of PPD to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva.