This week, WHO’s new Science Division met this felt need, and unveiled a new resource, the [Health Product Profile Directory] (https://www.who.int/tdr/product-profile-directory). This resource aims to promote R&D for technologies to combat neglected diseases and threats to global health, including antimicrobial resistance and diseases which pose a pandemic threat.
The Health Product Profile Directory is a free-to-use online, searchable database of profiles for health products needed to tackle pressing health issues in global health. Each TPP outlines 8-10 key characteristics (such as indication, intended use, target population, measures of efficacy, safety, and dosage) for the development of health products, including medicines, vaccines, diagnostics and digital technologies.
My Forbes post provides more information: https://www.forbes.com/sites/madhukarpai/2019/05/15/a-resource-for-global-health-innovators/#4b6a512f2c0e