Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, May 23rd, 2006
A symbolic "handover" event has taken place between Franz B. Humer, chairman and CEO of Roche, and Lee Jong-Wook, director general, WHO. The agreement in which Roche committed to reserve for donation to the WHO a "Rapid Response Stockpile" of 3 million treatment courses (30 million capsules) of the influenza antiviral Tamiflu (oseltamivir) for the use by the WHO was signed on August 22, 2005.
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