WHO publishes report on Priority Medicines for Europe & the World

This Report by the World Health Organization (WHO), requested by the European Commission, highlights a number of priority disease areas where research is urgently required to meet the healthcare needs of the population.

The Report is designed to help decision-makers in the European Commission, Parliament, and Council, in particular when defining the new European Framework Programme for Research & Innovation, Horizon 2020. The report focusses on the identification of disease areas where there are pharmaceutical and treatment gaps. In addition, the Report looks at public-private partnerships, such as the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI).

More information can be found on the WHO website.

Sources: WHO, Euresearch