Think Tanks et al

Think Tanks et al

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Center for Global Development
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February 5, 2020
A Final MVAC Blueprint—and the Start of an R&D Revolution?
Despite decades of investment, TB remains a global crisis. Each year, TB kills 1.6 million people—making it the world’s deadliest infectious diseases. We have set out to develop a solution: what we ultimately called the Market-Driven, Value-Based Advance Commitment (MVAC), a mechanism to create and guarantee a market for better TB treatment, if and when such a treatment becomes available.
Rachel Silverman et al.

Blueprint for a Market-Driven Value-Based Advance Commitment for Tuberculosis
The market-driven, value-based advance commitment (MVAC) builds on the advance market commitment (AMC) mechanism previously used in global health with several important innovations and improvements. Most crucially, the MVAC is driven by MIC demand rather than donor contributions; is informed by countries’ ability to pay rather than a single, “cost-plus” price; and allows pharmaceutical companies to reap higher revenues from a more effective product. In this report, we apply our new model—the MVAC—to a target product profile (TPP), published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2016 and endorsed by BMGF, for a pan-TB regimen.


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Council on Foreign Relations
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February 7, 2020
Public Health Threats and Pandemics
What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus Outbreak
A new coronavirus that originated in China has sparked fears of a potential pandemic, as health experts seek to answer questions about how it spreads.
Backgrounder by Claire Felter and Lindsay Maizland

February 6, 2020
Chinese Tech Responds to the Coronavirus
As the new coronavirus has spread from Wuhan to the rest of China, Chinese technology firms have played a prominent role in the battle against the epidemic. These efforts have tied tech companies clo…
Blog Post by Lauren Dudley and Adam Segal


Kaiser Family Foundation
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