Monthly Archives: May 2011

Interventions on NCDs at World Health Assembly

At the 64th World Health Assembly (WHA) held in Geneva this month, during a discussion on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), many developing member states stressed on the importance of access to medicines and of addressing the … Continue reading

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Livemint: India looks to complete talks on trade pact with EU in July

Commerce minister Anand Sharma may visit Brussels in July and announce closure of the agreement Thu, May 26 2011 Livemint Asit Ranjan Mishra New Delhi: India is looking to conclude talks on a comprehensive trade agreement with the European Union … Continue reading

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European Commission’s vision on IPR- “Improving protection and IPR Enforcement”

European Commission has released a Communication presenting the Commission’s overall strategic vision on IPR. It reflects the strategy that will be followed by them while negotiating trade agreements with developing countries and LDCs and also at multinational levels including WTO, … Continue reading

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Briefing Paper: Investment and IPR chapters of EU India FTA endangers access to medicines

A brief analysis of investment and IPR chapter of EU- India FTA is released by civil society and community networks highlighting the threat to access to medicines in India and the developing world. The briefing paper provides in-depth analysis of … Continue reading

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UAEM Statement on Access to Non-Communicable Diseases Treatment

Here is a statement about access to affordable treatments for noncommunicable diseases prepared for the World Health Assembly’s committee session on NCDs last week by Health Action International and Universities Allied for Essential Medicines. Despite being submitted in due time … Continue reading

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Civil Society’s letter on Conflicts of Interest, Future Financing, Reform and governance of the WHO

WHO Director General Margaret Chan presented the development plan – “The future of financing for WHO, World Health Organization: reforms for a healthy future” in 64th World Health Assembly held this month in Geneva. The plan is being greatly criticized … Continue reading

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Médecins Sans Frontières: EU position on AIDS response for UN summit at odds with support for WHO strategy

23 May 2011, Geneva “Today at the World Health Assembly, European countries, along with all World Health Organisation Member States, endorsed the WHO strategy for HIV/AIDS for the next five years, which sets ambitious goals and strategies to guide the health … Continue reading

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