Shifting paradigms: Integrating NTDS into existing pooled procurement mechanisms – Meeting report03 September 2023
Summary: Advancing research, development, and access of new medicines and other health technologies for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) is limited by fragmented demand and complicated procurement and supply logistics, among other reasons. One solution to overcome this challenge is to harmonize supply chains and shape market dynamics across vendors and buyers through pooled procurement pathways. This report captures the proceedings of a hybrid roundtable discussion on pooled procurement mechanisms for NTDs on 14 June 2023, organized by Uniting Efforts for Innovation, Access and Delivery and the Global Institute for Disease Elimination (GLIDE). During the event, Uniting Efforts presented an Issue Brief with research that has been commissioned on this topic. For more information visit the event webpage on the Uniting Efforts website.