Category: HIV

US Supreme Court Adopts International Exhaustion For Patents: Paving the way for parallel imports to exert downward pressure on domestic pharmaceutical (and other) prices

Source : By Frederick M The Supreme Court of the United States on May 30, 2017 adopted a rule of international exhaustion of patent rights for the United States in Impression Products v. Lexmark International, No. 15-1189. The near-unanimous decision...

/ 1 June 2017

Access to medicines amendment of the WTO TRIPS Agreement– hype or hope?

By: Ellen ‘t Hoen, Global Health Unit Department of Health Sciences, UMCG Groningen, e.f.m.t.hoen@umcg.nl On 30 January the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced the first ever amendment to the TRIPS Agreement under the headline WTO members welcome entry into force of...

/ 5 April 2017

M-Coalition launch a new guide: Key Population Engagement in Global Fund Country Dialogue CCMs and the 2017-­‐2019 funding cycle

Source : M-Colaition This resource guide is designed to assist civil society organizations in understanding how to access funding from the Global Fund (GF) and effectively engage in country dialogue through all the key stages. In 2014, the Global Fund’s...

/ 21 March 2017

Time is Ticking! Submission Dates for Global Fund Funding Requests

Know your timeline!  Submission dates for MENA Global Fund Funding Requests : Greetings from the Regional Communication and Coordination Platform for Middle East & North Africa, hosted by ITPC-MENA.  We are preparing a newsletter and series of briefs for you...

/ 10 March 2017

Amendment of the TRIPS Agreement

WTO members on 6 December 2005 approved changes to the WTO’s intellectual property (TRIPS) agreement in order to make permanent a decision on patents and public health originally adopted in 2003. This was formally built into the TRIPS Agreement after...

/ 23 January 2017

Global Fund Notifies Countries on 2017-2019 Allocations

For the 2017-2019 allocation period, the Global Fund adopted a refined allocation methodology to deliver the aims of its 2017-2022 strategy and to increase the impact of country programs that prevent, treat and care for people affected by HIV, TB...

/ 21 December 2016

The Global Fund has a new Sustainability, Transition, and Co-financing Policy

Which means that for the next allocation period, the Global Fund will proactively support sustainability and transition planning, especially for upper middle income countries (UMICs) and low middle income countries (LMICs) with low or moderate disease burdens. Download the new...

/ 6 December 2016

OUR REGION

UNAIDS includes the following countries in its MENA grouping: Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.UNAIDS includes the following countries...

/ 16 May 2016

Youth Toolkit for the High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS 2016

The youth toolkit for the High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS (HLM) 2016 is developed by the PACT, a global coalition of youth organizations working collaboratively in the HIV response towards ensuring the health, well-being and human rights of all young...

/ 12 May 2016

Middle East and North Africa Position Statement on HIV/AIDS to the High-Level Meeting on AIDS

Middle East and North Africa Position Statement on HIV/AIDS to the UN General Assembly Special Session High-Level Meeting on AIDS 6 – 8 June 2016 We, the undersigned communities of the MENA region; regional an d national networks and civil...

/ 7 April 2016