COVID-19 Response and Preparedness Seminar Series Webinar 1: TRIPS - recording available

The European Public Health Association (EUPHA) in collaboration with the French Public Health Association (Société Française de Santé Publique) (SFSP), and with the support of the EUPHA Health technology assessment section (EUPHA-HTA), are organising a series of events to raise awareness and to share the knowledge of experts on key aspects regarding: COVID-19 Preparedness and Response.

The first webinar of this series took place on July 6.
 The speakers presented and discussed the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (#TRIPS) Agreement, the relevance of a temporary waiver and of voluntary licensing, as well as knowledge transfer and vaccine distribution mechanisms. This first seminar also focused on the role of the European Union and of its Member States regarding these issues.

• Joseph E Stiglitz of Columbia University and of Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), and a Nobel Laureate (2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics)
• Andrew Asamoah of Pasteur Institute of Dakar
• George Pavlakis of National Institutes of Health (NIH)
• Ellen ‘t Hoen of Global Health Law Groningen Research Centre and of Medicines Law and Policy
• Els Maeckelberghe of University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG) and of EUPHA Ethics in Public Health Section

Moderators Yves Charpak, Vice-President SFSP, France; and Elena Petelos, Vice-President EUPHA HTA.