Submission of demonstration projects on health research and development: deadline extended

The closing date for submission of demonstration projects has been extended to 31 October 2013.

In 2010, the World Health Assembly established the Consultative Expert Working Group (CEWG), in response to concerns that insufficient resources were being devoted to diseases that disproportionately affect people in developing countries.

Through gathering information on demonstration projects, WHO hopes to identify new products that not only address the unmet health needs of developing countries but also demonstrate new approaches to financing and conducting research and development.

Specifically, WHO/Europe would like:

  • recommendations for demonstration projects (made by completing the template attached in link below); and
  • advice on the process of reviewing proposals for demonstration projects.

All the consultation materials, including a briefing paper, are available for download in English and Russian from the links below. You will be asked to enter your name; this is for tracking purposes, and no details will be shared. The materials will appear in a .zip file.

Send queries and the completed template and written feedback by e-mail (