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U=U unites with ITPC to improve the lives of people living with HIV

GABORONE, Botswana – Nov 1, 2017 – The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) and Prevention Access Campaign (PAC) announced today a groundbreaking partnership that will amplify the Undetectable=Untransmittable (U=U) message…

MSF secures generic hepatitis C treatment at $120 compared to $147,000 launch price tag

Geneva/Sao Paolo, 31 October 2017—On the eve of the World Hepatitis Summit in Sao Paolo, the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today announced that it had secured…

Health group challenges Gilead patents in the US on grounds of lack of novelty

A health advocacy group today (October 25) announced that it has challenged a set of United States patents for a hepatitis C medicine. The group says drug maker Gilead Sciences…

EFPIA guidance document on interaction with patient organisations

The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) released a new guidance, Working together with patient groups. The aim of the document is to underline the rationale for interactions…

IAS publishes Bruno Spire’s suggestion for GIPA 2.0

In a blog post, IAS has published HIV+ researcher and activist Bruno Spire's proposal for a new, better and more functional GIPA Principles. The Greater Involvement of People with HIV/AIDS…

Something is still very wrong in Kyiv

As Kyiv's anticorruption reformers continue their uphill struggle, they face increasingly strong resistance from law enforcement agencies. On October 11, as Olga Stefanyshyna, the executive director of Patients of Ukraine,…

Tuberculosis: The cornerstone of the AMR threat

The TB Europe Coalition released a policy paper, Tuberculosis: The cornerstone of the AMR threat, providing a brief overview of what antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is. Furthermore, the paper looks in…

People still being denied improved treatment for multidrug-resistant TB

Médecins Sans Frontières urges governments to step up the use of newer TB drugs. Guadalajara, Mexico, October 13, 2017—People with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) are still not receiving two newer TB…

HIV JUSTICE Toolkit to support advocacy against HIV criminalisation now online

HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE launched a tool, HIV Justice Toolkit, aiming to support advocates to oppose HIV criminalisation at all levels – from educating communities and lawmakers to defending individual cases.…

Joint NGO statement on health sustainability in trade and investment agreements

Last week EATG contributed to this joint statement at a Civil Society Dialogue meeting on EU trade policy and Sustainable Development with European Commissioner Malmström (Trade). The reason the subject matters…