MSF responds to leak of Trans-Pacific Partnership text on Wikileaks
The TPP currently includes some of the harshest provisions against access to medicines ever included in a trade agreement with developing countries, gutting public health safeguards and leaving them unable to take the steps needed to protect the lives and health of their people above the profit of multinational pharmaceutical companies. For more information, please read MSF’s issue brief and recent statements here: http://www.msfaccess.org/tpp/
Médecins Sans Frontières responds to the leaked TPP text:
It’s encouraging to see that some governments, including Canada, Chile, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore, are pushing back against some aspects of the U.S. position with their own proposal that better protects access to medicines; what is troubling is that the text also shows that some countries are willing to give in to the U.S. government’s damaging demands. We urge countries to stand strong to ensure that the harmful terms are removed before this deal is finalised.”
- Judit Rius Sanjuan, U.S. Manager MSF Access Campaign.