Fair pricing of medicines
WHO convenes a series of Fair Pricing Forums to enable stakeholders to discuss options for a fairer pricing system for pharmaceuticals.
At the 2019 Forum in Johannesburg, participants acknowledged difficulties in defining a price that is truly fair, but also that it is most important to think practically about what fairness means in practice and how all stakeholders can work together to achieve it. To that end, a set of technical working groups will focus on specific areas of pricing to determine what is achievable in the short- and medium-term, reporting to the next Fair Pricing Forum in 2021. These working groups will have focused terms of reference and concrete deliverables, with an established process for nomination and representation
Stakeholders are invited to provide feedback by 30 September 2019 (DEADLINE EXTENDED) on these next steps towards achieving a fair pricing system: