Prof. Neelika Malavige selected to WHO technical advisory committee on COVID-19

Prof. Neelika Malavige selected to WHO technical advisory committee on COVID-19

October 28, 2021   11:46 am

Prof. Neelika Malavige has been selected as a member of the World Health Organization’s technical advisory committee on COVID-19.

The WHO established a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to advise on scientific, technical and strategic matters related to the COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP).

Prof. Malavige currently serves as the Head of the Immunology and Molecular Medicine Department at the Sri Jayewardenepura University.

The group is composed of 10 renowned experts with a diverse range of knowledge and expertise as clinicians and researchers working on COVID-19 health products; experts in access to medicines, diagnostics, vaccines and other health products; specialists of public health-oriented intellectual property; technology transfer experts; business development experts; experts in pricing, procurement, needs estimation and/or regulation of medicines.

The C-TAP Secretariat published the call for experts in December 2020 soliciting proposals from experts to serve on its technical advisory group. It aims to facilitate timely, equitable and affordable access of COVID-19 health products by boosting their supply.

WHO C-TAP implementing partners include the Medicines Patent Pool, Open COVID Pledge, UN Technology Bank and Unitaid. 

The technical advisory group will have its first meeting on 19 October 2021 to receive an update on COVID-19 Technology Access Pool progress to date, to review the terms of reference and the role of the Technical Advisory Group and reach agreement on how to deliver, to define priority areas/themes for the Technical Advisory Group, and to review operational procedures of WHO Technical Advisory Groups.

Disclaimer: All the comments will be moderated by the AD editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or slanderous. Please avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment and avoid typing all capitalized comments. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by flagging them(mouse over a comment and click the flag icon on the right side). Do use these forums to voice your opinions and create healthy discourse.

Most Viewed Video Stories

More Sri Lankans fall victim to Myanmar human trafficking racket? (English)

More Sri Lankans fall victim to Myanmar human trafficking racket? (English)

How the electricity tariff hike has severely impacted industries and school children in SL (English)

Is Sri Lanka actually attracting high-spending tourists? (English)

U.S. Deputy Secretary Verma commends Sri Lanka's economic recovery efforts (English)

LIVE🔴Ada Derana Prime Time News Bulletin 6.55 pm

Navam Full Moon Poya observed today; Gangarama Temple’s Annual Perahera to parade streets

LIVE🔴 Ada Derana Lunch Time News Bulletin 12.00 pm - 2024.02.23

Umpire Hannibal’s missed no-ball call sparks controversy; Wanindu Hasaranga faces suspension?