Global Health Law Committee of the International Law Association

Committee Meeting - Geneva March 13, 2017

WHO Health Emergencies Program

WHO Health Emergencies Program - March 2017 Update

 

WHO Health Emergencies Program Documentation http://who.int/emergencies/en/

UPDATE | WHO Health, Emergencies Programme: progress and priorities, Financing dialogue, 31 October 2016 http://who.int/about/finances-accountability/funding/financing-dialogue/whe-update.pdf?ua=1

WHO An R&D Blueprint for Action to Prevent Epidemics http://who.int/csr/research-and-development/r_d_blueprint_plan_of_action.pdf?ua=1

 

Climate Change and Health

 

US - The Interagency Working Group on Climate Change and Health1 (IWGCCH) A Human Health Perspective on Climate Change: Change A Report Outlining the Research Needs on the Human Health Effects of Climate Change <https://www.cdc.gov/climatechange/pubs/hhcc_final_508.pdf>

 

Committee Meeting, Johannesburg Biennial August 9, 2016

Presenters at Biennial

Co-Rapporteur Xavier Seuba, Member Ruth Atherton, Co-Chair Frederick Abbott

 

Audio: 

Draft Committee Report for Johannesburg Biennial (August 2016)

Documents of Interest

Philip Morris v. UK Sec'y for Health, CJEU, Case -547/14, 4 May 2016

USGCRP, 2016: The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment. Crimmins, A., J. Balbus, J.L. Gamble, C.B. Beard, J.E. Bell, D. Dodgen, R.J. Eisen, N. Fann, M.D. Hawkins, S.C. Herring, L. Jantarasami, D.M. Mills, S. Saha, M.C. Sarofim, J. Trtanj, and L. Ziska, Eds. U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC, 312 pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.7930/J0R49NQX

London Meeting March 11, 2016

Committee Submissions to UN High Level Panel on Access to Medicines

The Committee's submissions to the High Level Panel process will be presented in London at the public hearing on March 9, 2016.

The proposal for an Essential Medicines Patent Pool will be presented by Ellen 't Hoen (GHLC Rapporteur) in connection with a panel regarding Contributions that propose Incremental Modifications to Existing Innovation and Access Models – Patent related Mechanisms, beginning at 11:15 AM

The proposal for The Framework Convention on Pharmaceutical Innovation and Its Related Protocols will be presented by Xavier Seuba (GHLC Rapporteur) in connection with a panel regarding Contributions regarding System Wide Reform -- New Models to Finance Innovation, beginning at 1:40 PM

Information regarding webcast of the public hearing should be available from the UN High Level Panel Secretariat prior to the hearing: http://www.unsgaccessmeds.org

Submitted February 19, 2016

Proposal 1 (EMPP) prepared by: Ellen ‘t Hoen LLM, Prof dr Brigit Toebes, Katrina Perehudoff MSc, LLM, and Prof Frederick M Abbott

Proposal 2 (Framework) prepared by: Xavier Seuba

Global Health Security Work Program

News Reporting

Donald McNeil, Simob Romero & Sabrina Tavernise, How a Medical Mystery in Brazil Led Doctors to Zika, Feb. 6, 2016

Simon Romero, Alarm Spreads in Brazil Over a Virus and a Surge in Malformed Infants, NY Times, December 30, 2015 

Dionne Searcey and Sheri Fink, Sierra Leone Declared Free of Ebola Transmissions, NY Times, Nov. 7, 2015

Denise Grady, 2 New Ebola Vaccines Pass Important Early Test, Researchers Say, NY Times, April 8, 2015

NIH Press Release, Experimental Ebola vaccine safe, prompts immune response, April 1, 2015, US HHS

Amirah Al Idrus, GSK to test Ebola jab with booster from Emergent BioSolutions, FierceVaccines, Mar. 18, 2015

Pam Belluck, Ebola Virus in Latest Outbreak Does Not Show Unusual Mutations, Study Finds, NY Times, Mar. 26, 2015

Dina Fine Maron, West Africa Unprepared for Future Health Crises Despite Ebola Aid, Scientific Am., Mar. 23, 2015

Sheri Fink, Nearly Halted in Sierra Leone, Ebola Makes Comeback by Sea, NY Times, Feb. 28, 2015

Donald G. McNeil, Jr., Fatality Rate Is Falling in West African Ebola Clinics, Feb. 26, 2015

Betsy McKay, How to Detect Infectious Diseases Like Ebola Faster, Wall St.J., Feb. 20, 2015

Pam Belluck, Red Cross Faces Attacks at Ebola Victims’ Funerals, NY Times, Feb. 12, 2015

NY Times Editorial Board, Reform After the Ebola Debacle, Feb. 10, 2015

 

Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Obama to Recall Military Personnel from Ebola Zone, Officials Say, NY Times, Feb. 10, 2015

Sheri Fink, Ebola Drug Aids Some in a Study in West Africa, NY Times, Feb. 4, 2015

Norimitsu Onishi, As Ebola Ebbs in Africa, Focus Turns From Death to Life, NY Times, Jan. 25, 2015

Jonathan Corum, A History of Ebola in 24 Outbreaks, NY Times, Dec. 29, 2014