[Ip-health] German Holguin, a colombian leader for access to medicines passed away
ershaffer at cpath.org
Fri Dec 20 18:07:55 PST 2019
German was an important leader and a generous researcher in the march
towards justice and fair access to affordable medicines, in Latin America
and globally. The world is a better place for his life. - Ellen Shaffer
On Wed, Dec 18, 2019 at 5:43 AM Fabiana Jorge <mfjorge at mfjint.com> wrote:
> Thank you Francisco for letting us know. It is true, German did a lot of
> work when we were working on the bilateral negotiation and made a real
> impact through his studies.
> We lost Dilip Shah this year as well.
> Very sad.
> M Fabiana
> On Wed, Dec 18, 2019 at 2:18 AM Francisco Rossi <
> francisco_rossi at hotmail.com>
> > Dear friends;
> > It is very sad to inform you that last friday, Germán Holguin, one of our
> > long term partners on access to medicines
> > passed away. We, in Colombia, will remember him as one of the opponents
> > of the Free Trade agreements' IP chapters, supporting a large ammount of
> > impact studies (most in spanish) conducted in association with IFARMA.
> > intervention with Roberto Lopez at the US Congress, allowed our country
> > (and Peru) to have one of the less agressive treaties on IP in the
> > continent. He also was our regional leader in presenting the case of
> > to medicines at the interamerican court of human rights. Misión Salud was
> > one of the organizations that presented compulsory licenses request for
> > kaletra, for imatinib and now for DAAs for hepatitis C. In october the CL
> > request for hepatitis C (DAAs) was 4 years old, and he died waiting for
> > final decission...
> > We all miss him.
> > Claudia Vargas
> > Francisco Rossi
> > IFARMA
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Dr. Ellen R. Shaffer, PhD MPH
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Co-Director, Center for Policy Analysis on Trade and Health/CPATH
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