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NCD Hard Talks – Maximising Purchasing and Pricing Power: does pooled procurement work for NCD medicines?

07 July 2021

Schedule: 7 July 2021 • 1300-1500H CET

Interpretation will be available in French and Spanish

AGENDA

WELCOME


Dr Temo Waqanivalu, Unit head, Integrated Service Delivery, NCD department, WHO

 

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS


Dr Ren Minghui, Assistant Director-General, UCN

 

POOLED PROCUREMENT FOR IMPROVED ACCESS TO MEDICINES


Dr Mariangela Simao, Assistant Director General, Access to Medicines and Health Products, WHO HQ

 

MAGIC BULLETS FOR SUSTAINABLE ACCESS TO NCD MEDICINES USING POOLED PROCUREMENT


Professor Prashant Yadav, Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development

 

REGIONAL/COUNTRY MODELS: KEY LESSONS AND BOTTLENECKS


Abraham Weekes, Senior Technical Specialist, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)-
Pharmaceutical Pooled Procurement System
Dr Juliana Vallini, Specialist at the Strategic Fund, PAHO

 

WHEN IS IT FEASIBLE TO USE POOLED PROCUREMENT, WHAT
PROBLEMS ARE WE SOLVING?


Dr Brenda Waning, Chief, Global Drug Facility, Stop TB Partnership at UNOPS
Jessica Jones, Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Cathal Meere, Pharmaceutical Sourcing Manager, Global Fund
Akthem Fourati, Chief of Medicines and Nutrition Centre, Supply Division, UNICEF
Andreas Seiter, Global Lead, Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank
Joseph Serutoke, Senior Advisor, UNDP Global Fund Partnership
Dr Cécile Macé, Consultant, Health Action International
Austen Davies, Global Health section, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation

 

CONCLUDING REMARKS


Dr Bente Mikkelsen, Director, Department for NCDs, WHO

 

 

Moderators


Bashier Enoos, NCD Department

Christophe Rerat, Access to
Medicines and Health Products

Angela Kastner, Director Procurement and Supply Services