Daily Archives: January 17, 2014

Jim Kim: AIDS response set path for universal health care

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When Dr. Jim Kim, President of the World Bank, began advocating for universal access to HIV treatment for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable in 2000, he met a strange response, that he recounted this week. “People were angry that we were talking about treating people with HIV/AIDS,” he said. “It’s as if people were […]

South Africa’s IP policy object of U.S.-based “Campaign to Prevent Damage” to big pharma

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The proposal prepared by a U.S.-based public relations firm and obtained by South Africa’s Mail and Guardian just goes to show what a small world this is, especially when it comes to public health. The subject of the proposal, a “Campaign to Prevent Damage to Innovation from the Proposed Draft National IP Policy in South Africa,” […]