Over 2023 and 2024, governments have been and will continue to be engaged in multiple initiatives to create and improve global systems for prevention, preparedness and response to pandemics (PPR) and other global health emergencies. These initiatives include the September 2023 UN High-Level Meeting on PPR, amendments to the International Health Regulations (IHR), and the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) negotiations for a World Health Organization (WHO)-led Pandemic Accord.
MSF's experience of responding to infectious disease outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics has shown that in order for PPR initiatives to be effective, we need to address the structural determinants of inequity of access to medical products. This page compiles MSF’s publications and statements at various PPR fora containing recommendations for principles, mechanisms and actions that can help achieve equitable access for all.
- November 2023: Antimicrobial Resistance Within Global Processes to Improve Pandemic Preparedness and Response
- November 2023: Pandemic Accord: MSF's Comments on Equity Provisions in INB Proposal for Negotiating Text
- September 2023: From TRIPS to PPR: Addressing Intellectual Property Barriers on Lifesaving Medical Products
- July 2023: MSF Position Paper: Ensuring Timely and Equitable Access to Medical Products in Global Public Health Emergencies
- April 2023: Pandemic Accord: MSF’s Comments on Equity Provisions in Zero Draft
- October 2021: Lessons learned and recommendations to ensure access to vaccines, medicines and diagnostics in the COVID-19 pandemic response and beyond
- November 2023: MSF statement on INB proposal for negotiating text
- September 2023: MSF reaction statement to UNHLM PPPR declaration
- September 2023: MSF statement on UN pandemic preparedness meeting and declaration
- June 2023: Pandemic Accord: MSF statement on INB Bureau’s text
- February 2023: MSF statement on WHO negotiating body meeting on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response
- November 2021: MSF statement at WHA Special Session: Pandemic preparedness and response: some lessons learnt