Last December 21st, 2022, NGO INNOVARTE sent a letter to the Ministry of Uruguay as a follow-up to the last one sent in October of this year in which a series of recommendations for the implementation of WHO C-TAP were proposed.
The letter specifies the need for governments to promote a new model in the development and distribution of health technologies that is not based on exclusive rights and non-transparent licenses. The authority is urged to work for a global public policy that encourages collaboration between researchers, developers and producers in order to accelerate innovation processes and facilitate equitable access to key medical products.
To achieve all of the above, it is necessary to work towards generating incentives for researchers, developers, and producers to join collaborative technology platforms such as C-TAP. This will, among other things, allow countries to become autonomous in the production of health technologies through C-TAP, which consequently will reduce the price of these technologies.