Using TRIPS flexibilities

Fix the Patent Laws Coalition supports South Africa and India’s proposal to facilitate access to COVID-19 vaccines

15 October 2020, Johannesburg – The Fix the Patent Laws Coalition (FTPL), a group of over 40 organisations working to…

SA Government takes Promising Stand on Patents

But public remains in the dark regarding stalled policy process The Fix the Patent Laws (FTPL) coalition welcomes recent public…

Global Action Against Pharma Greed

We are not fooled: Global health activists confront pharmaceutical industry over excessive medicine prices On 1st April 2016, activists across…

TAC to participate in and picket outside United Nations hearings in Johannesburg

On Thursday the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) together with partners Cape Mental Health, Advocates for Breast Cancer, People Living with…

Should the Medicines Patent Pool Work on Hepatitis C Medicines?

The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) is a United Nations-backed organisation that negotiates voluntary licenses for HIV medicines with the aim…

Campaigning for pro-public health reform of South Africa’s Patents Act

A Treatment Action Campaign briefing document Background The Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (“the TRIPS agreement”), effective…

We need the Patent Pool to work

A Joint Statement by Treatment Action Campaign, Treatment Action Group, HIV i-Base, European AIDS Treatment Group and SECTION27 17 November…

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) calls on government to amend South Africa’s Patents Act and protect our right to health

Press release 16 November 2011 (Cape Town) – Ten years ago this week, member countries of the World Trade Organisation…

Proposed Economic Partnership agreement with the EU raises concerns about access to medicines

After stalling for some time, negotiations for an economic partnership agreement (EPA) between the European Union (EU) on the one…

TAC, SECTION27 and MSF South Africa call on the EU and India to stop the threats to people’s lives

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), SECTION27 and Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) South Africa voice support for…

Letter to the High Commissioner for India to South Africa

During the 1990s and early 2000s generic competition drove down the prices of ARVs. Without these massive price reductions, nearly…