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Call to Action to accelerate access to DR-TB drugs: 2016 update

The update informs about the general progress in the introduction of bedaquiline and delamanid in TB programs worldwide and reports on the requests made in the Call to Action issued…

Global Fund and Stop TB Partnership sign Memorandum of Understanding with Global Drug Facility

17 June 2016 - Geneva, Switzerland - The Stop TB Partnership today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to optimize…

Cipla in pact with Russian firm for HIV, hepatitis C drugs

Drug major Cipla has inked a pact with Russia's National Immunobiological Company to collaborate on HIV and hepatitis C drugs, entailing an investment of 2.8 billion roubles (around Rs 289…

Panels brainstorm ideas on innovation and drug access

The quest of balance between encouraging medical innovation and the imperative of broad access to medicines has so far been elusive. Two Harvard University programmes jointly organised a workshop this…

UN development agency issues guidelines for pharmaceutical patent examiners

A new set of guidelines for pharmaceutical patent examination has been published by the United Nations Development Programme that seek to help reduce poor quality patents and ensure efficient market…

Ireland to expand hepatitis C treatment programme

An estimated 20,000 to 50,000 people in Ireland chronically infected with the disease Anti-viral drugs that can cure Hepatitis C are to be provided to an additional 1,500 people with…

People who inject drugs have other priorities ahead of PrEP

People who inject drugs have fundamental concerns about HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis and the manner in which it being promoted, according to a consultation conducted by the International Network of People…

“East Europe & Central Asia: Let’s not lose track!” – EECA communities position on HIV situation in the region

As leaders of the HIV response gather in New York on June 8-10 for the 2016 High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS, civil society networks of the EECA region prepared the “East…

NHS England confuses arse and elbow: block to PrEP ignores UK HIV crisis and will send PEP services into chaos

In an act of breathtaking stupidity, NHS England and its network of commissioning committees and advisory structures are scrambling to find bureaucratic loopholes to further block access to to the most…

Cost is biggest barrier to PrEP in Europe, ECDC declares

Study finds significant PrEP use in gay men throughout Europe: France starts its programme European demonstration projects and opinions on PrEP A meeting a month ago at the European Centre…