(February 2019) Since WIPO Re:Search’s launch in 2011, the Consortium has grown to 140 member organizations across 40 countries and boasts a portfolio of 140 NTDs, malaria, and TB R&D collaborations .
Read the 2018 Annual report to learn more:
January 2019 – Schistosomiasis affects 200+ million people around the world with 700+ million people at risk of contracting the disease. Don’t miss our new publication in The Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease highlighting the important role
WIPO Re:Search and cross-sector partnerships play in eliminating this disease.
Read the full article here.
(January 2019) BVGH President Jennifer Dent shares her thoughts on global cancer trends in a new LinkedIn blog post:
“We’ve reached an important milestone in addressing cancer in the U.S. – but success should not end there.”
(November 2018) Check out BVGH’s STAT News op-ed to find out how providing early access to life-saving cancer drugs in Africa could improve outcomes for patients in the US:
“Patients of African descent are being denied the benefits of cancer breakthroughs. We’re changing that.”
(September 2018) AAI was featured at the Biden Cancer Summit, hosted by Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden. BVGH President Jennifer Dent shared BVGH’s commitment to addressing Africa’s long under-recognized cancer epidemic through AAI.
Watch Summit here
Read Press Release here
(September 2018) Under the auspices of AAI, the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health and BVGH will launch a pilot drug access program to combat the growing cancer burden in Nigeria. Plans were finalized at a cancer stakeholder meeting in Abuja.
The Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health will be issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to pharmaceutical companies to kick-start the program.
Learn more here or read full press release.
(August 2018) We are excited to announce the release of our WIPO Re:Search Mid-Year Report 2018! Over the first half of the year, BVGH established ten new collaborations and recruited five new Members. Read the Report to learn how the BVGH team is well on its way to achieving and surpassing its goals and deliverables for 2018.
(April 2018) Nigeria has stepped up its fight against cancer with the launch of its National Cancer Control Plan 2018-2022. During the inaugural event, BVGH presented the African Access Initiative (AAI) and its alliance with the Nigerian government to address the rapidly rising burden of cancer in the country. Read more here.
(April 2018) Check out MedChemNet’s interview with Dr. Joseph Hargan-Calvopiña and learn how BVGH and WIPO Re:Search are accelerating research and development for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), malaria, and TB. Watch here.
February 21, 2018 – The Access to Medicine Foundation has worked with BVGH to develop a framework for identifying which IP assets are most likely to accelerate research into the medicines and vaccines needed by people living in low- and middle-income countries.