Accessing and using information resources for the pandemic response

A virtual workshop jointly organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the WTO will provide an overview of particular COVID-19-related information resources.

A range of experts will discuss information resources containing the following types of data: epidemiological and other health-related issues; clinical trials; technological developments; intellectual property rights (IPRs); and manufacturing and distribution of and access to technologies. Experts will also look at vaccination, diagnostics, treatment rates, and cross-border flows of technology.

The workshop responds to the needs of policymakers and other stakeholders working on health, intellectual property, and trade issues related to the pandemic, and is specifically targeted at them. The aim of these workshops is to strengthen the capacity of policymakers and experts in members of the three organizations to address the pandemic accordingly.

On Monday, 28 February 2022, 13:00–16:20 CET, Stefano Ongarello, Director of Data Science at FIND, will present our work on data systems to provide access to reliable and timely information on COVID-19 diagnostics.