[Ip-health] German Holguin, a colombian leader for access to medicines passed away

Ellen Shaffer 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>
> wrote:
>
> > 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.
> His
> > 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
> access
> > 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
> a
> > final decission...
> >
> > We all miss him.
> >
> >
> > Claudia Vargas
> > Francisco Rossi
> > IFARMA
> >
> >
> >
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-- 
Dr. Ellen R. Shaffer, PhD MPH
Asst. Adjunct Professor, UCSF
Co-Director, Center for Policy Analysis on Trade and Health/CPATH
P.O. Box 29586
San Francisco, CA 94129-0586
Phone 415-922-6204
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