2nd World Conference on access to Medical Products

2nd World conference on access to medical products

Question. Which of the following agencies have collaborated to organize 2nd World Conference on access to medical products?
(a)WHO and MoHFW
(b)UNDP and MoHFW
(c)Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Greenpeace Foundation
(d)Greenpeace Foundation and UNDP
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • To enable a holistic view on access to medical products, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India with the support of World Health Organization, organized the 2nd World Conference on access to medical products with the tagline of ‘2nd World Conference on Access to Medical Products: Achieving the SDGs 2030’ at New Delhi.

  • The main objective of the 2nd World Conference 2018 is to take forward the recommendations drawn from the 1st World Conference held in 2017 and build on the work done for access to medical products in the context of SDGs (including trade agreements) in line with GPW 13(13th Global Programme of Work) of WHO, foster new approaches in innovation landscape for medical products and health technologies for accelerating research and innovation and identify knowledge, information and policy options on the interface of international trade and health to achieve SDG 2030 goals.
  • At the function Sri J.P. Nadda, Minister of Health and Family Welfare released the Position Paper and launched the information sharing platform gateway for South-East Asia Regulatory Network (SEARN) developed by Centre for Development of advanced Computing, which will promote regulatory and health collaboration among the countries of South-East Asia Region.

  • In the Conference the importance of traditional medical system was discussed in achieving the health goals by strengthening R&D and upholding education standards in the Indian Systems of Medicines, promoting the cultivation of medicinal plants used, and working on Pharmacopoeia .
  • Dr TedrosAdhanomGhebreyesus, Director General, World Health Organization through his video address stated that the three interconnected strategic priorities are Healthy Lives, Universal Health Coverage and Health Emergencies. He also reiterated that reliable access to effective, safe, quality-assured and affordable medical products are keys to making progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the SDGs.

By Ramayan Upadhyay



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