UNAIDS Gap Report: Need Smarter Scale-Up, Focus On People Left Behind

According to a report released today by the United Nations programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), around 19 million of the 35 million people living with HIV do not know that they have the virus. But if the right steps are taken, the epidemic could be ended by 2030, it says.

Access To Vaccines, Patents Growing Concerns, Panellists Say

LYON, France – At the Biovision life science forum looking into translating innovation into health-related solutions last week, a panel of speakers shared their experience about the global access to vaccines. Although vaccination coverage is on the rise and intellectual property has not been a major concern in the past decade for vaccines, patents may well become a barrier in the future, panellists said.

Biovision: Industry Vision Of Disruptive Innovation Focuses On Production

LYON, France – The opening plenary session of an annual industry forum on life sciences, focusing this year on immunotherapy and ageing, highlighted disruptive innovation as a way to address growing public health challenges. The concept, however, seems open to interpretation.

Fight The Fakes Campaign Grows, Now Includes Generics Companies

The Fight the Fakes campaign announced today the support of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association and 10 other new partners for its campaign to raise awareness worldwide about the dangers of fake medicines.

IP-Watch Interns Provide Fresh Perspective, Solid Reporting


This spring, Intellectual Property Watch has had the pleasure of welcoming three talented interns/researchers who have provided not only their expertise but their enthusiasm for all aspects of intellectual property and have made an excellent addition to the team.

WHO Bulletin Focusses On BRICS And Global Health

The June edition of the World Health Organization monthly Bulletin is dedicated to public health and the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa). That was a key issue of the recent World Health Assembly, as the emerging economies gain strength and coordinate their efforts to improve health access for their citizens, particularly as they graduate from global aid projects.

WHO Faces Big Impact On Workers, Costs As Polio Strategy Ends In 2018

The World Health Organization faces a significant shift in its human resources status when polio eradication efforts come to an end in 2018, and so far, transition planning has been “sporadic and limited,” according to an independent study.