Essential medicines and health products

WHO Ebola Research and Development Summit

Meeting report

Publication details

Number of pages: 28
Publication date: August 2015
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/EVD/Meet/HIS/15.3


The summit was held to develop an understanding of the interests and constraints for countries, partners, and funders in building collaborations to accelerate research and development for, and access to, novel interventions during infectious disease outbreaks representing public-health emergencies. The intent was to analyze the lessons learned from the R&D response to the 2014-2015 West African Ebola crisis and contribute to the creation of a Blueprint for Research and Development Preparedness in the Context of Global Public Health Infectious Threats.