WHO's new policy aims to engage with non-state actors in a way that:
- Demonstrates a clear benefit to public health
- Respects the intergovernmental nature of WHO
- Manages real, perceived and potential conflicts of interest
- Ensures transparency, openness and inclusiveness
Over the last year, IAPO has developed a number of responses to this policy. In our responses, we have highlighted the importance of:
- Patient involvement at all levels of healthcare policy-making
- Defining what constitutes a conflict of interest
- A clear framework for interaction between WHO and non-state actors
Read the latest response, dated October 2013, here.
Following this consultation, WHO will be drafting a new policy which will be discussed at the January 2013 session of the Executive Board.
Read IAPO's previous consultations on this, dated March 2013 and November 2012.
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