Expanding Access to Life-Saving Medicines: What Government Must Do Next to Continue Reforming Drug Patents in South Africa

Late last month, Health GAP's Senior Policy Analyst Professor Brook K. Baker made a submission with Yousuf Vawda to the government of South Africa calling for steps the government must take in order to implement its Draft Intellectual Property Strategy 2017 and reform how patents on medicines are granted in South Africa. These proposed changes from the government came about after targeted activist pressure from the Fix the Patent Laws campaign, led by Treatment Action Campaign, Médecins Sans Frontières, and other AIDS activists. Read the full submission here.


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