Building developing country capacity to support access to medicines
The project will better equip ministries of health to identify where patents deter production and procurement of affordable, quality medicines. By increasing the capacity of patent examiners, the project also aims to assure the quality of the patents that are issued. South Centre will capitalize on its experience and links with governments to offer specialised training.
The impact we are seeking
The project seeks to generate reductions in prices of medicines that will bring substantial savings to governments in key diseases, and benefit healthcare beyond the diseases that Unitaid principally tackles. Savings can be reinvested in expanding access to medicines and building further capacity.