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27 July 2015WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents: Twenty-second session Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) would like to first express our regret that there was no agreement on the future work programme in the last Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP), and would anticipate substantive progress to be made before this Committee, especially on the issues of patents and public health, including the proposal submitted by the African Group on public health and patents.
Last updated 27 July 2015
As the final round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations take place in hawaii, MSF urges negotiating countries to reject provisions that threaten to restrict access to affordable medicines for millions of people. The following letter was sent to heads of governments, ministers of health and TPP lead negotiators for all countries currently involved in TPP, including Japan. For more information, please visit our Spotlight on TPP.
Last updated 22 July 2015
68th WHA: MSF Intervention on the Follow-up of the Report of the Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination
WHO 68th World Health Assembly, 2015Provisional agenda item 17.4 – Follow-up of the Report of the Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination Speaker: Judit Rius Sanjuan
68th WHA: MSF Intervention on the Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property
WHO 68th World Health Assembly, 2015 Provisional agenda item 17.5 – Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property Speaker: Shailly Gupta MSF strongly supports the 2022 extension of the mandate of the Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property.
WHO 68th World Health Assembly, 2015Provisional agenda item 15.1. Antimicrobial ResistanceSpeaker: Dr Arlene Chua
Last updated 18 May 2015
WHO 68th World Health Assembly, 2015 Provisional agenda item 16.4 – Global Vaccine Action Plan Speaker: Kate Elder
Last updated 18 May 2015
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), ACTION Global Health Advocacy Partnership, SWIFT Response Project, Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Treatment Action Group (TAG) and others are calling on global health actors to step up and ensure new and repurposed DR-TB drugs reach people who are otherwise without treatment options. SIGN ON LETTER to global actors and drug companies
Last updated 10 March 2015
MSF Access Campaign made a submission to IP (Intellectual Property) Think Tank committee set up by Ministry of Commerce in India on the draft IP policy released for public comments. While the draft policy touches on many aspects of Intellectual Property, MSF has provided comments specifically on the following six areas concerning IP, innovation and access to medicines: I. Perspective on IP, innovation and access to medicines
Last updated 3 March 2015
Ahead of the 1st Eastern Partnership Ministerial Conference on Tuberculosis (TB) and Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis due to be held in Riga on 30-31 March, we share our experience and recommedations on how to address the deadly gaps in fighting TB.
Last updated 19 February 2015