While the global community continues to recover from the devastating health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, other infectious diseases continue to emerge. To meet those challenges, Indonesia has placed great emphasis on creating a resilient healthcare ecosystem. One key step Indonesia can take is to make changes to its patent law in 2023 that support timely access to new medicines and would also bolster the nation’s economy.
A new report by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) found that investments into research and development (R&D) thrived at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and continued to boom in 2021. The report, Global Innovation Index 2022, indicates that innovation saw a spike, despite the pandemic-induced global recession and economic lockdowns in many countries.
Collaborations between governments, NGOs and private companies have helped research, develop, manufacture and deliver COVID-19 vaccines and treatments in record time. Biopharmaceutical companies were able to build on years of investments to develop safe and effective countermeasures. This demonstrates a model for health systems to effectively respond to public health threats in the future.
At the beginning of his second term, President Joko Widodo’s ambitious plans to reform the economy and state bureaucracy were put on hold to manage the unprecedented public health and economic crisis posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. But now Widodo and his government need a post-COVID road map to drive Indonesia towards a new generation of
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