Saturday 15 June

Treatment Action Campaign and MSF admitted as ‘friends of the court’ in a landmark case on access to medicines

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and Doctors without Borders (MSF), both represented by SECTION27, have been admitted by the Pretoria High Court, as amici curiae (friends of the court) in a compulsory license application for access to a lifesaving drug to treat cystic fibrosis, called Trikafta.   The drug is not Continue Reading

Comment on US trade representative support of the temporary waiver of intellectual property for COVID-19 vaccines

The Fix the Patent Laws campaign welcomes the announcement that the Biden-Harris Administration supports the temporary waiver of intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines. “This decision is as result of massive global solidarity and mobilisation by activists around the world, who have been fighting for equitable access for COVID-19 vaccines Continue Reading

Monopolies are causing “artificial rationing” in COVID-19 crisis as 3 biggest global vaccine giants sit on sidelines

Johannesburg: 5 February 2021 The supply of safe and effective vaccines for all is being artificially rationed because of the protection of exclusive rights and monopolies of pharmaceutical corporations, the People’s Vaccine Alliance said today. The alliance warned that the three biggest vaccine companies in the world are largely sitting Continue Reading

COVID-19 – CSO open letter to UNITAID, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its Member States 

COVID-19 – CSO open letter to UNITAID, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its Member States 15 May, 2020   To: Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Director-General, World Health Organization Geneva, Switzerland   WHO Member States   Marisol Touraine Chair, Unitaid Executive Board   Dr Philippe Duneton Executive Director a.i, Unitaid Continue Reading

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