Call to Action: EU Leadership on Global Health R&D Convention
MSF has co-signed a call to action directed at the European Union calling for it to support a global health R&D convention.
"Noting the urgent need for action, where the current incentive systems fail to generate sufficient R&D to develop suitable and affordable tools in either the public or private sectors to address the needs of developing countries, resulting in the death of close to 5 million people every year.
Reminding EU leaders of existing policy commitments on global health, in particular the 2010 Commission Communication and Council Conclusions on the EU role in Global Health: 'The EU should coordinate more effectively research on global health in order to address the highly fragmented landscape and identify shared global priorities for health research. It should promote effective and fair financing of research that benefits the health of all.'"