Unpacking the ‘politicization’ of pathogen sharing

15 February 2023 WEBINAR

15 February 2023


15:00-16:00 CET






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New research, independently conducted by Covington & Burling LLP and supported by IFPMA, has revealed serious shortcomings in the international framework on accessing and sharing pathogens, which threatens future global health security.

Learn more about the report findings, key challenges, and necessary actions to support the open and unrestricted sharing of pathogens for public health.



Paula Barbosa Associate Director, Vaccines Policy, IFPMA

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Bart Van Vooren Partner, Covington

Bart Van Vooren has a broad life sciences practice supporting innovative pharmaceutical, food, medtech and biotech companies on EU regulatory, commercial and strategic policy assignments. He is widely recognized for his expertise on general EU law and procedure, as well as his extensive litigation experience before the EU Court of Justice in dozens of cases.

Over the past seven years, Bart has developed a niche practice on compliance with the Biodiversity Convention and the Nagoya Protocol, a set of rules to combat bio-piracy worldwide. He has accumulated unique, practical experience in dozens of jurisdictions around the world, and has handled everything from benefit-sharing negotiations, over compliance programs, to inspections by authorities.

Thomas Cueni Director General, IFPMA

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