Healthy Innovation Statement on COVID-19

Our thoughts are with those affected by the outbreak of COVID-19, the novel strain of the coronavirus, both here in Southeast Asia and around the globe.

EU Commission Cites Systemic IP Barriers in Southeast Asia

Strong intellectual property (IP) protection and enforcement is critical to helping countries attract foreign investment, promote economic growth, provide greater access to medicines and improve patient outcomes. The biennial “Report on the Protection and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Third Countries” cites Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand as priority countries that will need to strengthen their IP regulations to stay globally competitive.

The Regulatory Standards that Facilitate Quality Health Care Outcomes

Challenges in the global regulatory environment coupled with increased demand for patient access to new treatments have put pressure on authorities in Asia to strengthen regulatory processes. As Asia looks to further innovation and ensure new medicines can be made available to patients, strong regulatory systems and intellectual property protections will be critical.

Vietnam Emerges as a Leader in the Fight for Universal Health Coverage

Vietnam has made impressive progress toward achieving universal health coverage, which can be attributed not only to its scale of investment in health care, but also to its utilization of resources and intellectual capital.