TACD Resolution on Intellectual Property Aspects of Pandemics | Knowledge Ecology International
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"The TACD is concerned that there is insufficient transparency of and focus on several important issues that concern the availability of medicines and vaccines in cases of pandemics. On April 29, 2009, the WHO raised its pandemic alert phase for A(H1N1) to level 5 which means that a pandemic is considered imminent.
Bearing in mind the gravity of the situation arising from the spread of A(H1N1) across 5 continents, TACD calls upon health authorities to create policies that realistically address concerns over the management of intellectual property and the supply of and access to generic medicines and vaccines.
TACD agrees to the following recommendations: ..."