This paper argues that Intergovernmental Organisations (IGOs) can play a significant role in the processes of system transformation required by Grand Challenges.
|WIPO Re:Search||Medicines Patent Pool|
|Original idea||WIPO Global Challenges Division||NGOs Knowledge Ecology International and MSF|
|Problem||Market failure (TB, Malaria and NTDs)||Market failure (HIV/AIDS medicines for children); lack of access/affordability|
|Goal||Foster R&D, technology transfer and capacity building||Enhance access and development of needs/user driven innovation|
|Governance||Led by Bio Ventures for Global Health (BVGH), a non-profit biotechnology company||MPP is registered as a Swiss Charity with a governance board|
|Main Participants||Industry, universities, research centres||Industry (generic and research pharma/IP holders), NGOs|