16 Civil society groups write open letter to WHO Director-General Dr Tedros: Roadmap on Access to Medicines and Vaccines 2019-2023

UPDATE: On Wednesday, 15 August 2018, WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus provided a response to the open letter on the Roadmap on Access to Medicines and Vaccines 2019-2023. The Director-General’s response can be found here: WHO DG letter to KEI 15 August 2018 Access roadmap


On Friday, 3 August 2018, 16 groups sent an open letter to WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressing views on the proposed WHO Roadmap on Access to Medicines and Vaccines 2019-2023. The letter requested the Director-General to strengthen activities on the following workstreams: A) Transparency, B) Excessive Pricing C) Biologics drug competition, D) Intellectual Property rights and E) Delinkage. The full letter can be viewed here: Letter to Dr. Tedros on the WHO Roadmap on Access to Medicines and Vaccines 2019-2023

The signatories of the open letter include:

Alianza LAC – Global por el Acceso a Medicamentos
AsociaciĆ³n por un Acceso Justo al Medicamento
BUKO Pharma-Kampagne
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Health Action International
Health GAP
Just Treatment
Knowledge Ecology International
KEI Europe
MisiĆ³n Salud
Oxfam
Prescrire
Salud por Derecho
Stop AIDS
Union for Affordable Cancer Treatment
Yolse