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03.12.2020

Some Surprises in the European Commission’s New Intellectual Property Strategy

Some Surprises in the European Commission’s New Intellectual Property Strategy

The European Commission’s new intellectual property (IP) strategy is out and it holds a number of surprises for access to medicines. After restating the importance of IP for innovation and for fostering a competitive European industry, the Commission lays out a number of actions relevant for access to… »

29.11.2020

Putin talks Global Stability and Coronavirus Vaccine with Ambassadors

Putin talks Global Stability and Coronavirus Vaccine with Ambassadors

By Kester Kenn Klomegah While addressing newly arrived Ambassadors accredited to the Russian Federation from different foreign countries including Rwanda, Gambia and Central African Republic, President Vladimir stressed the importance of coordinating global efforts to ensure stability and halt the spread of coronavirus pandemic around the world. Despite the well-known… »

24.11.2020

UNICEF Planning ‘Mammoth Operation’ to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccines

UNICEF Planning ‘Mammoth Operation’ to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccines

UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is working with more than 350 logistics partners, including major airlines, shipping lines and logistics associations from around the world, to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to over 92 countries, as soon as doses become available, the UN agency said on Monday [23 November 2020]. Etleva… »

24.11.2020

A People’s Vaccine? Drugmakers Set to Profit from COVID Vaccines Made with Publicly Funded Research

A People’s Vaccine? Drugmakers Set to Profit from COVID Vaccines Made with Publicly Funded Research

AMY GOODMAN: With the world pinning its hopes on a successful coronavirus vaccine to curb the pandemic, corporate watchdogs say much of the research and development of the medicines rely on publicly funded research. “The investment in these vaccines, as for most drugs, has really been underwritten by the… »

23.11.2020

Vaccine Access Advocates Cautiously Optimistic As G20 Summit Ends With Pledge to ‘Spare No Effort’ to Ensure Widespread Distribution

Vaccine Access Advocates Cautiously Optimistic As G20 Summit Ends With Pledge to ‘Spare No Effort’ to Ensure Widespread Distribution

“This is not a ‘do-good’ exercise. It is the only way to stop the pandemic dead in its tracks. Solidarity is indeed survival.” By Julia Conley World leaders expressed cautious optimism about widespread coronavirus vaccine access as the virtual G20 summit wrapped up with a final statement from the world’s… »

25.09.2020

How and when will we know that a COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective?

How and when will we know that a COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective?

By William Petri – The Conversation With COVID-19 vaccines currently in the final phase of study, you’ve probably been wondering how the FDA will decide if a vaccine is safe and effective. Based on the status of the Phase 3 trials currently underway, it is unlikely that the results of these… »

16.08.2020

Argentina: Petition for a Universal and Free COVID-19 Vaccine

Argentina: Petition for a Universal and Free COVID-19 Vaccine

Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel and CODESEDH have promoted in Argentina a petition (in four languages: Spanish, French, English and Portuguese) for a universal and free Covid-19 vaccine. This is a very important initiative: millions of people around the world are becoming aware of the urgency of a… »

08.07.2020

Getting it Right: COVID19 Vaccines Procurement

Getting it Right: COVID19 Vaccines Procurement

In recent weeks, there have been some notable developments in relation to the procurement of potential vaccines against COVID19. On June 3, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy announced the formation of the Inclusive Vaccine Alliance (IVA) in order to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies for the procurement of a possible vaccine. »

29.05.2020

International community rallies to support open research and science to fight COVID-19

International community rallies to support open research and science to fight COVID-19

WHO and Costa Rica launch landmark COVID-19 Technology Access Pool Thirty countries and multiple international partners and institutions have signed up to support the COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP) an initiative aimed at making vaccines, tests, treatments and other health technologies to fight COVID-19 accessible to all. The Pool was… »

17.05.2020

Ellen ‘t Hoen on the initiative of a global patent pool to combat covid-19

Ellen ‘t Hoen on the initiative of a global patent pool to combat covid-19

Ellen ‘t Hoen, is a lawyer who has been advocating for public health issues for more than 30 years, specializing in policies related to the pharmaceutical industry and intellectual property. She has worked as a consultant to governments, international organizations and civil society organizations. From 2009 to 2012, she joined… »

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