Category: Health Financing

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

Launch of the MENA Regional Platform on Global Fund and Civil Society

The Global Fund in the MENA region The Global Fund against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) is the largest financing institution that supports government and civil society in their response to HIV, TB and malaria in the Middle East and...

/ 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

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

Pharma Refuses to Ensure Access to Lifesaving Hepatitis C Treatment at Global Meeting

Bangkok, Thailand, February 28, 2014 —Thirty-eight activists from 22 countries joined forces at the first-ever Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) World Community Advisory Board (CAB) to demand equitable access to treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) from six multinational pharmaceutical companies....

/ 28 February 2014

HIV Activists from the MENA Region Call on Gulf States to Contribute to the 4th Replenishment of the Global Fund

November 30, 2013 - On the occasion of World AIDS Day 2013, HIV treatment activists from the MENA region called on wealthy Gulf States to join the Global Fund donor’s community sharing responsibility and engagement in a common mission to...

/ 30 November 2013