Uniting Efforts For Innovation, Access and Delivery: A Global Dialogue

In January 2019, at the invitation of the Government of Japan, the UNDP-led Access and Delivery Partnership (ADP) and the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund), over 100 representatives from funders, biomedical innovators and access and delivery constituencies met in Bangkok, Thailand at Uniting Efforts for Innovation, Access and Delivery: a Global Dialogue.

The purpose of this first meeting was to initiate a global dialogue between key stakeholders that are needed to accelerate innovation, access and delivery of essential health technologies, providing an opportunity for sharing experiences and knowledge, and to explore opportunities for future collaboration and deeper dialogues. 

The invitation-only meeting included representatives from:

  • Select R&D funders, PDPs and research institutions, as well as access and delivery stakeholders working on or interested in diseases that predominantly affect LMICs.

  • Government representatives from LMICs, including procurement and regulatory authorities within ministries of health, ministries of science and technology and research institutes.

  • Select patients, civil society, academics, private sector representatives, experts and thought and opinion leaders.

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