WHO, WIPO, WTO workshop looks at innovation and access to COVID-19 diagnostics and beyond

The third in a series of technical workshops jointly hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the WTO discussed on 29 October a wide range of health, intellectual property and trade issues regarding diagnostics, with the purpose of getting a better understanding of innovation and equitable access in this sector. The workshop, attended by 188 participants, was divided into two sessions: factual introductions by WHO, WIPO and WTO secretariats followed by a roundtable discussion by experts from various backgrounds.