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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

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

UN High-Level Panel On Access To Medicines Takes Next Step At Human Rights Council

by Catherine Saez, Intellectual Property Watch: The United Nations Human Rights Council held a panel discussion yesterday to exchange views on good practices and key challenges relevant to access to medicines. The panel gave a large part of the discussion...

/ 9 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

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

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

African Treatment Advocates Call on ViiV Healthcare to Unlock Access to Dolutegravir for North Africa Now

Harare, December 1st, 2015 Today, at the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA), treatment advocates and activists from all over Africa united to urge ViiV Healthcare to allow affordable access to an essential drug in four North...

/ 2 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