Category: North Africa

A new victory for ITPC-MENA : Bristol-Myers Squibb extends its voluntary license on Atazanavir to Egypt

The 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV / AIDS 2017 : Bristol-Myers Squibb extends its voluntary license on Atazanavir to Egypt, a victory for ITPC-MENA Today, at the World Conference on AIDS, which is currently taking place in Paris...

/ 25 July 2017

BLOG: We want dolutegravir for all, and we want it now

Source: makemedicinesaffordable Author: Othoman Mellouk, Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines Lead at the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC). Article first published on the Huffington Post here. We’re calling for a compulsory license on a ‘new’ HIV drug to be...

/ 25 July 2017

ITPC MENA IN THE REGIONAL CONSULTATION ON ACCELERATING ACCESS TO THE CONTIUUM OF HIV CARE: FOCUS ON HIV TESTING

Beirut, Lebanon, 12–14 July 2017 By the end of 2015, the estimated number of people living with HIV in the Region had reached 330 000. With a continuously growing epidemic coupled with low coverage of ART, standing at 14% of...

/ 21 July 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

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

Morocco: Creation of a collective for t the right to health in the framework of the negotiations of the EU ALECA

At a time when the Kingdom of Morocco and the European Union are preparing to resume negotiations on the "comprehensive and thorough free trade agreement" (FTAA), Moroccan civil society unites to bell Alarm about ALECA's danger of access to generics...

/ 12 January 2016

Building Capacity on Intellectual Property, Free Trade Agreement and Access to Medicines Workshop

ATL MST – ITPC MENA WORKSHOP TUNISIA 16, 17 & 18 NOVEMBER 2015 One of the most pressing issues in the 21st century is the lack of availability of essential medicines to poor patients in underdeveloped and developing countries. The...

/ 20 November 2015

Launch of Moroccan Generic Sofosbuvir: A Victory for the Wide-spread Use HCV Treatment in Morocco

According to the Ministry of Health, 625,000 people are infected by HCV, 1.6% of the general population of Morocco. Of those infected, 267,000 people have active chronic infection requiring treatment. Until recently, the management of HCV infection has been hampered...

/ 26 June 2015

Treatment Advocates Denounce Gilead’s Embargo against Thousands of Tunisians Suffering from HCV Infection

The Tunisian Association of Fight against STDs and AIDS (ATL Tunis) and the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition in MENA Region (ITPC-MENA) denounce the refusal of Gilead Sciences to make their drug against the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), sofosbuvir, available to...

/ 20 May 2015

The first Middle East and North Africa Community Advisory Board (MENA-CAB)

Casablanca, Morocco, 28 June-01 July 2014 Despite the fact that HIV prevalence in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa is believed to be low at least among the General Population, the rate of increase of new cases...

/ 10 July 2014