Othoman Mellouk

Othoman currently leads ITPC’s works on overcoming intellectual property-related barriers to access to medicines.

Othoman, an orthodontist by profession, currently leads ITPC’s works on overcoming intellectual property-related barriers to access to medicines.

Before joining ITPC, he worked for the Association de Lutte Contre le Sida (ALCS) in Morocco, where he participated in the development of the first prevention program targeting men having sex with men in MENA. From 2002 to 2010 he was the chair of the Marrakech city branch of ALCS, and was in charge of international relations of ALCS.

He is one of the most active advocates for access to treatment in the MENA region with a particular focus on the question of intellectual property rights and their effect on access to treatment. He has published several articles and reports about access to medicines in Morocco and the MENA region and has been involved in research on monitoring access to treatment progress with the Treatment Monitoring and Advocacy Project of ITPC.

Based in Marrakech, Morocco 

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