Oral Presentation First Malaria World Congress 2018

Introduction of World Intellectual Property Organisation and WIPO Re:Search (#152)

Charles Randolph 1
  1. World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, CANTON DE GENEVE, Switzerland

Charles Randolph, Head of Global Health in the Global Challenges Division at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, will deliver a brief overview of WIPO, then introduce WIPO Re:Search -- a global public-private consortium dedicated to accelerating the discovery and development of technologies for neglected tropical diseases, malaria, and tuberculosis.  WIPO Re:Search does so by facilitating the sharing of intellectual property with the global health research community, by catalyzing and fostering global health collaborations, and by contributing to capacity-building in developing countries.  Fundamental to this endeavor is the global intellectual property system and the innovation and investment it generates, all of which play a significant role in improving global health.  Randolph’s presentation will outline the consortium’s history, mandate, structure, core functions, membership, and capacity-building activities.