Strategies for the Improvement of Global Human Health

08-08-2006

This report is the final Deliverable of the project Global Human Health commissioned by the Scientific and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) of the European Parliament and carried out by the European Technology Assessment Group (ETAG). It contains the summary of the workshop Strategies For The Improvement Of Global Human Health held on 29 June 2006 at the European Parliament in Brussels. The issues and recommendations raised at the workshop suggest topics for future technology assessment projects for STOA. Main issues raised were: - lack of successful coordination and cooperation in drug R&D; - lack of investment in research of neglected and rare diseases; - inequitable pricing of medicine; - lack of considering health systems issues in research and funding.

This report is the final Deliverable of the project Global Human Health commissioned by the Scientific and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) of the European Parliament and carried out by the European Technology Assessment Group (ETAG). It contains the summary of the workshop Strategies For The Improvement Of Global Human Health held on 29 June 2006 at the European Parliament in Brussels. The issues and recommendations raised at the workshop suggest topics for future technology assessment projects for STOA. Main issues raised were: - lack of successful coordination and cooperation in drug R&D; - lack of investment in research of neglected and rare diseases; - inequitable pricing of medicine; - lack of considering health systems issues in research and funding.

Auteur externe

ETAG (European Technology Assessment Group) ; Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Karlsruhe ; Danish Board of Technology (DBT), Copenhagen ; Flemish Institute for Science and Technology Assessment (viWTA), Brussels ; Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), London, the UK ; Rathenau Institute, The Hague, The Netherland ; Elisabetta El-Karimy, Rathenau ; Robby Deboelpaep, viWTA