Category: Advocacy

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

The HepC Pill Bill

Source : hepCoalition The HepC Pill Bill-An insight into the availability, pricing and accessibility of HCV treatment Introduction to Direct Acting Antivirals Hepatitis C treatment has remarkably evolved over the years. The previously known standard HCV regimen consisted of a...

/ 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

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

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

WHO Launches New HIV Treatment and Prevention Guidelines

The WHO has made two important new treatment recommendations that will affect all HIV treatment programmes. The recommendations are entitled the ’Early Release’ Guidelines on when to start antiretroviral therapy and on pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV. The recommendations in this...

/ 14 October 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