Plenary Sessions


19 November 2019


10:30- 12:00

Plenary Session 1

Universal Health Coverage-WHO Triple Billion Targets: Moving Together to Build a Healthier World

Follow on to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) 2019


Plenary Session 2

Health Technology Assessment as a Tool for Evidence Based Decision Making in Healthcare

20 November 2019



Plenary Session 3

Leveraging Regulatory Networks for Access to Quality, Safe and Affordable Medical Products Including Digital Tools for Strengthening Regulatory Systems


Plenary Session 4

Smart Safety Surveillance for Strengthening Pharmacovigilance Systems- Progress Updates and Next Steps


Plenary Session 5

Re-purposing of Medicines for Reduced Approval Timeframe, Decreased Costs and Making Use of Existing Data, including issues related to Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

16:15- 18.30

Workshop on Drug Development: Risk Assessment through Data Analytics

21 November 2019



Plenary Session 6

Patent Landscaping for Health Products (WHA 72/17, 2019)


Plenary Session 7: Access Strategies, Patent Pool Mechanisms and Licensing for Medical Products and Health Technologies including the Role of Pharmaceutical Sector


Plenary Session 8: Closing Session, Summary and Recommendations