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The Johannesburg Declaration

A civil society declaration on the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines March 17 2016 The UN system – and governments and people around the world – are poised on the threshold of a historic opportunity to redress…

HMI talks PMB’s, price, regulation

The Health Market Inquiry heard today (23 February 2016) from health care professionals in the ongoing public hearings held by the Inquiry’s esteemed Panel headed by former Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo. Dr King, a cardiologist at Sunninghill Hospital, started the…

DON’T TRADE AWAY OUR HEALTH

DON’T TRADE AWAY OUR HEALTH – PHARMA ATTEMPTS TO UNDERMINE SOUTH AFRICAN PATENT LAW REFORM & ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE MEDICINES Johannesburg/New York, August 13, 2015: A submission to the United States Government shows South Africa is facing pressure from the pharmaceutical…

INDIA REJECTS HEP C PATENT

JOHANNESBURG, Tuesday 20th January: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and SECTION27 applaud India’s decision to reject a patent application on sofosbuvir, an important new treatment for Hepatitis C. Last Wednesday’s decision paves the way for increased…

FREE STATE UPDATE: WE WILL NOT RETREAT!

10 JULY 2014, WE WILL NOT RETREAT! JOHANNESBURG – Over 150 Free State community health workers (CHWs) and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) activists, arrested during the early hours of Thursday, remain in detention tonight at various police stations in Bloemfontein…