Pharmaceutical Accountability Foundation

EVENT: Discussing pharmaceutical human rights accountability during Covid-19
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An Expert Panel Discussion on Good Covid-19 Company Practices (GCCP)

The Pharmaceutical Accountability Foundation is organising an event on its Good Covid-19 Company Practices (GCCP) project on september 30th 2021, 15:00-16:30 CET.

The event will be an introduction to the GCCP and what we have learned so far on how it can contribute to promoting the human right to health and access to medicines worldwide. We hope that the expert panel discussion will give us insight on what to take into account in updating the research.

Please register for the event using this form.

Good Covid-19 Company Practices

The GCCP are a set of 18 good practices, in the form of a scorecard, that pharmaceutical developers/manufacturers of Covid-19 vaccines & therapeutics should undertake to align their actions with human rights principles and international standards for equitable access to medicines.

Image of the GCCP Scorecard
Screenshot of the GCCP Scorecard, as published on our GCCP page.

The GCCP scorecard will illustrate how selected companies are performing on these 18 good practices. Each company can receive a green, yellow, or red score on those practices that can be judged based on information in the public domain or provided by the company. The 18 practices are based on human rights principles and international standards. The 4 main categories are (A) Commitments and accountability; (T) Transparency; (C) International Cooperation; (E) Equality, Non-Discrimination & Equity.

The legal basis to the GCCP is the right to the highest attainable standard of health contained in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, as well as The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the Human Rights Guidelines for Pharmaceutical Companies in relation to Access to Medicines (2008).

More information on the project can be found on our GCCP page: https://www.farmaterverantwoording.nl/en/covid-19-practices/.

Event programme

  • Opening of the event and introduction on PAF by Tegan Insoll, PAF board
  • Introduction into the topic of human health rights & access to medicines by Katrina Perehudoff, PAF Advisory Board and GCCP initiator
  • Presentation of GCCP & goals for the project by Rosalind Turkie, PAF GCCP researcher
  • Expert panel discussion with prepared & audience questions

Event details

The event will be hosted through Zoom. Registered attendees will receive the link in the week before the event. Click here for Zoom video tutorials. The event will be recorded for future reference. We will notify the attendees at the start of the event.

The event is on invitational base. Invitation requests and other questions about the event can be directed to Emily Dowdalls, PAF project coordinator through projectcoordinator@farmaterverantwoording.nl.

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