On 25 and 26 November 2019, the Beneluxa Initiative held its Steering Committee meeting and General Assembly in The Hague and considered the progress made in the collaboration and the future work agenda. Technical experts have been collaborating to produce HTA reports; a common template for submission of a dossier and HTA reports has been developed and is ready to be piloted. In addition, the International Horizon Scanning Initiative (IHSI) was established as an independent legal entity earlier this autumn (https://ihsi-health.org/) and will be operationalised during 2020. IHSI had been initiated by Beneluxa but is open to further countries to join (currently 9 countries participate in IHSI). The Beneluxa representatives also discussed the concept of transparency, based on the earlier position of Beneluxa on transparency, and considered options of how to respond to the resolution on improving the transparency of markets for medicines, vaccines and other health products adapted by the World Health Assembly in May 2019 in an effort to expand access.
Last update: 04 December 2019