The Brazil LAB and the Department of Preventative Medicine of the University of São Paulo (USP) organized a webinar on August 21, 2020, exploring the political determinants underlying the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on Brazil and the shifting nature of Global Health responses.
Founded and funded by the International AIDS Funding Agency (UNITAID) since 2010, the Medicine Patent Pool (MPP) aims to increase access and facilitate drug development for low and middle income countries through an innovative approach to voluntary licensing and patent breaking.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on the global community to voluntarily make available the knowledge, intellectual property and data needed to confront COVID-19. According to WHO, the priority is to stop the pandemic, interrupt the transmission of the new coronavirus and reverse the consequences of future global problems. For this, WHO advocates universal access to knowledge, intellectual property, data and other technologies in progress.