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HIV Activists Denounce ViiV for Denying 3.5 million People Access to Optimal Treatment

Today, Monday, 24 July 2017, during the 9th International AIDS Conference on HIV Science in Paris (IAS 2017), HIV treatment activists from around the world collectively blocked access to ViiV Healthcare’s promotional booth and stormed its presentation to physicians. The action, which included taping off ViiV’s booth, to deny access to conference delegates, highlights the […]

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UN High Level Panel’s Report to Improve Access to Medicines

The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) welcomes, with some strong reservations, the report, from the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Access to Medicines. The Panel was created in late 2015 to ‘review and assess proposals and recommend solutions for remedying the policy incoherence between the justifiable rights of inventors, international human rights law, trade […]

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Three messages for delegates at Access to Medicines meeting in Bangkok

Loon Gangte is the Regional Coordinator of International Treatment Preparedness Coalition in South Asia. He writes here about the three issues he will raise at an expert consultation he is attending in Bangkok this week.  I have been invited to attend a regional expert consultation on “Access to Affordable Medicines, Diagnostics and Vaccines”. The session […]