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GHA’s recommendations to ensure future EU research programmes really deliver for people

By 2 March 2023October 4th, 2023No Comments

The European Commission recently held the largest public consultation ever on the past, present, and future of the its research programmes: Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe

In order to guarantee availability, accessibility, and affordability of result outcomes, it is crucial that EU biomedical Research and Innovation (R&I) funding focus on unmet societal needs, in addition to binding conditionalities to all funding.

Global Health Advocates has compiled a policy brief that was submitted with our contribution to the consultation, with 4 key recommendations to ensure that future EU research programmes really deliver for people:

  • Guiding principles for greater societal impact: a starting point to maximise societal impact,
  • Increasing funding for poverty-related and neglected diseases (PRNDs): a precondition for tackling unmet medical needs,
  • Serving public interests, not private profits with Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), and
  • Tackling global challenges requires increased international cooperation.
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