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:: A۰P۰L۰U-AAU Global Health Statement :: White House Fact Sheet: Harnessing Innovation for Global Development
February 8, 2012 - Government and private sector leaders gathered today at the White House to highlight progress in answering President Obama’s call to use science, technology and innovation to promote global development
In Fall 2010, President Obama called for investments in game-changing innovation to accelerate progress toward development goals in health, food security, climate change, energy and environmental sustainability, and broad-based economic growth in a Global Development Policy statement.
During the White House event, several new public and private sector efforts were announced to:
New public and private sector efforts announced included:
A۰P۰L۰U and the Association of American Universities (AAU)—whose combined memberships represent most major research universities in the United States—issued a joint statement reaffirming a commitment to work with member institutions and the federal government to ensure that research advances developed by universities related to public health benefit all people, including those in the developing world. The statement read in part:
"We recognize the critical role that universities—with support provided by the federal government—play in advancing knowledge that improves global public health. We also recognize the responsibility our institutions have to transmit the knowledge they produce for the public good and broader societal benefit. Universities should have at their disposal appropriate intellectual property licensing terms and conditions that help deliver advances that improve global health or food security. These terms and conditions should incorporate language that promotes the broad accessibility of such health and agricultural related advances to the global public, particularly to those in underserved and developing nations. "
The full APLU-AAU statement is available on the APLU website.
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