Michele Forzley and her staff provide legal and consulting services on global public health matters. Typical projects involve drafting health, drug, and health finance legislation, and building law into governance mechanisms for health systems, building regulatory effectiveness capacity, regulating private health sector, conducting assessments to remove barriers to access to health products and services, conceptualizing solutions to counterfeit medical products and corruption in the health and pharmaceutical sectors, designing and improving pooled procurement mechanisms, and solving trade and health policy issues such as determining patent and registration status and requirements, Current projects take advantage of new social networking and on-line technologies to share Michele’s content expertise in governance and rule of law. The firm advises a range of clients in global public health, including NGOs, ministries of health, international organizations, trade associations, legislatures and private sector for profit companies, both in the United States and globally.
Health in a Globalized World: What every public health professional should know about trade policy - Finally this book on trade and health authored by Michele and colleagues on behalf of the Global Health Council.
Legislation and National Medicines Policy: The summary and presentation from the Asia-Pacific Region National Medicines Policy conference in Sydney, May 2012 with reviews of situations in Bhutan, Palau and Vietnam. Summary and presentation.
Good governance and the pharmaceutical sector: If your interest is good governance and the pharmaceutical sector here is a spring 2012 technical briefing delivered to the USAID SIAPS team. The talk reviews the role of law as a tool for health and how it works to support good governance. Pharmaceutical Governance and Medicines Policy: The Role of Law. The presentation is available here. An audio copy is also available but I have to send it to you separately as it is a large file. Just email me – email@example.com for a copy.
Medical Products Procurement and Good Quality: For those of you involved in medical products procurement, this self paced guide will show you how to use the procurement contract to ensure quality and performance and included tips and strategies to ensure that medical products of good quality are delivered on time and if not what to do. This e-course is housed at the World Bank and can be viewed here: “Business Skills, Practices & the Law: Essential Tools in Medical Products Procurement”.
Health Law Information – Re-awakening the Health Legislative Digest: Watch a cybercast of Michele’s presentation to the 16th Annual GLIN Directors’ Meeting September 2009 on Legal Information and Health. It starts at approximately 37 minutes in to the clip. You must have Real Player to watch. If the presentation doesn’t start automatically simply copy and paste the following link in the Real Player address bar:
rtsp://rmserv1.loc.gov/avloc05/090903law_english_am.rm A Pdf copy of the Powerpoint presentation is available here.
Rule of Law and Health Governance: Several options include;
“Public Health and the Rule of Law”, American Public Health Association, November 2009