[Ip-health] TWN Info: USTR Don't Gamble with Poor Peoples' Lives, NGO letter says

Sangeeta Shashikant sangeeta at twnetwork.org
Fri Oct 23 02:35:17 PDT 2015


     TWN  Info Service on Intellectual Property Issues (Oct15/18)
 23 October 2015
 Third World Network Kindly  find attached a Letter signed  by more than 90
regional and national NGOs
<http://www.twn.my/title2/intellectual_property/info.service/2015/ip151018/2
06548818956299d750cac3.pdf>  working in LDCs to  US Trade Representatives
(USTR) expressing their shock and outrage  that the United States, a rich
and powerful nation, has offered a  paltry 10-year duration to the world¹s
poorest nations to address  their severe need for access to affordable
medicines. The  letter appeals to the USTR to not gamble with the lives of
one billion  people living in LDCs and to immediately express its full and
unconditional support  for LDCs¹ request for a pharmaceutical transition
period for as long  as they remain LDCs. In  June 2015, more than 140
international, regional and national NGOs from around the world supported
LDCs'  request for a pharmaceutical transition period for as long as they
remain LDCs. See 
http://www.ip-watch.org/2015/05/29/70-ngos-urge-wto-members-to-grant-extensi
on-of-ldc-pharma-waiver
<http://www.ip-watch.org/2015/05/29/70-ngos-urge-wto-members-to-grant-extens
ion-of-ldc-pharma-waiver>  Regards
 Sangeeta Shashikant
 Third World Network





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