Rose Kaberia reports back from a Global Fund Partnership forum in Africa Representing ITPC-EA, I attended the Global Fund Partnership forum that took place last month in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We were one of the stakeholders who participated alongside other like-minded communities/networks of PLHIV from Africa, and Government representatives from the region. In preparation for […]
Dr. Othoman Mellouk has been appointed as the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition’s (ITPC) Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines Lead. Othoman’s role at ITPC includes coordinating a global consortium funded by UNITAID for three years from February 2015. The project seeks to remove intellectual property barriers that prevent people from accessing HIV treatment in middle-income […]
The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) welcomes Julia Powell, a UK-based communications professional, to lead its global communication and campaign strategies. Communications will play a central part in helping ITPC achieve its ambitious goals, which were recently set out in its new strategic plan. ITPC’s three central goals are to: Create and increase demand for […]
Today, groups including the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) – South Asia and Delhi Network of Positive People (DNP+) rallied outside the Embassy of Japan in New Delhi to send a strong signal about the dangers that a new trade deal poses to access to medicines. They also delivered an open letter to the Japanese Ambassador. […]
The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) is proud to announce the merging of its Latin American and Caribbean treatment access networks to form the “International Treatment Preparedness Coalition – Latin America and Caribbean” (ITPC LATCA). This joint network will strengthen the community HIV treatment access movement in both Latin America and the Caribbean and amplify […]
MAY 29TH, 2015. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today, human rights campaigners call for improved and regular access to HIV treatment in Sierra Leone, following the Ebola crisis. The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition – West Africa (ITPC-WA) joined forces with The Network of HIV Positives in Sierra-Leone to survey people living with HIV. They found that the […]
The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) welcomes encouraging new evidence from an international study, Strategic Timing of AntiRetroviral Treatment, or START for short. “It is exciting to see that we now have data that provides concrete evidence of the clinical benefits of starting people early on HIV treatment,” explains Christine Stegling, Executive Director of ITPC. […]
On April 15, 2015, the All-Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS convened a roundtable meeting titled Patent Barriers on Medicines: Potential Opportunities to Overcome the Barriers. The meeting brought together representatives of Indian and Ukrainian generic manufacturers in order to identify opportunities to overcome patent barriers through the use of compulsory licensing, […]
New York, May 5, 2015 — On the eve of pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences’ annual shareholder meeting, thousands of people who have hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HCV/HIV coinfection, with their allies and physicians, have demanded that Gilead change its policies that deny access to treatment for millions of people in developing countries. “Gilead must […]
The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) supports the patent pre-grant opposition that was filed on 13 April 2015 by the Fundación Grupo Efecto Positivo (FGEP) and the Argentinian Network of Positive People (Redar Positive). The patent was filed at Argentina’s patent office and challenges the validity of a patent application submitted by Gilead Sciences on […]
On Human Rights Day, the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) is proud to announce that our Advocacy for Community Treatment (ACT) Toolkit is now available in English, French, Spanish and Russian. The ACT Toolkit facilitates community activists to become effective advocates for HIV treatment access. It includes a special focus on supporting key populations and ensuring everyone’s right to health is respected.
Following an intensive period of internal reflection and external review, ITPC is proud to present our new strategic plan. The new plan will guide our work over the next three years and outlines….