A pharmacy worker in Narok, Kenya. Photo: Milma Kettunen
A pharmacy worker in Narok, Kenya. Photo: Milma Kettunen

Research and development (R&D), including basic scientific research, social and behavioural, ethics, epidemiology, product development, clinical research, field trials, streamlined regulatory processes, agreements related to product liability, and access and affordability provisions, is critical to understand and prevent infectious disease outbreaks, and to rapidly detect and halt them when they do emerge.

The Alliance’s policy paper on R&D is currently being drafted, based on an expert panel event with Alliance members, held on the sidelines of the Global Health Security Conference 2019 in Sydney.

The Sydney meeting was informed by a discussion paper, drafted in partnership with the Wellcome Trust.

Download the Discussion Paper here