IGBA Comments to the 13 March 2024 Proposal for negotiating text of the Pandemic Agreement (April 2024)

As the international representative organization of the generic and biosimilar medicines industry, IGBA joins the WHO and Member States in reaffirming the importance of multisectoral collaboration to safeguard human health and build stronger, more resilient health systems. In an open letter concerning the International Negotiating Body (INB) negotiations of the Pandemic Agreement, dated January 2024, our association expressed it support to having an international legal instrument for the achievement of access to cost-effective, quality-assured, safe, and effective medicines. With the aim to take part of the public debate, in the framework of the 9th meeting of the INB, we would respectfully like to present a new round of observations.


Joint Industry Statement for WHO's Executive Board Meeting 154 (January 2024)

We welcome the Executive Board (EB) report on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and WHO’s continued efforts to tackle one of the greatest health challenges of our lifetimes. With childhood obesity and diabetes on an alarming rise, alongside population ageing, urbanization, climate change, air pollution amongst other factors, a life-course approach to tackling NCDs is critical given the unsustainable pressures chronic conditions and comorbidities are placing on healthcare systems worldwide.


IGBA General Statement on WHO's Executive Board Meeting 154 (January 2024)

The International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association (IGBA), giving voice to the manufacturers of quality-assured, safe, and cost-effective generic and biosimilar medicines, welcomes the World Health Organization Executive Board’s focus on the Three Billion Targets in the EB154 agenda, linking the learnings from the General Programme of Work 13 (GPW13) to the newly developed GPW14 to accelerate progress in global health.

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