[Ip-health] Pacific Region Health Groups Urge TPP Ministers to End Harmful Impact of FTAs on Access to Medicines

Peter Maybarduk pmaybarduk at citizen.org
Thu Feb 17 12:05:52 PST 2011

Dear IP-Health subscribers, 
This week at the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement trade negotiations in Santiago de Chile, civil society stakeholders urged delegates to end the harmful impact of trade agreements on access to medicines, with this letter:


En español: http://www.citizen.org/documents/TPP-access-to-medicines-sign-on-letter-spanish.pdf

Signatories included organizations covering all TPPA member countries: 

Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network (AFTINET) 
Asia Pacific Network of PLHIV (APN+) 
Continental Social Alliance (ASC) Chile  
Forum on Democracy on Trade 
Foundation for Integrative AIDS Research (FIAR) 
Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) 
Health Action International (HAI) Global 
Health Action International Peru 
Health GAP (Global Access Project) 
Initiative for Access, Medicines and Knowledge (I-MAK) 
International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) 
Latin America-Caribbean-Global Alliance for Access to Medicines (Alianza LAC-Global) 
Network: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby 
People’s Health Movement OZ (PHM OZ Australia) 
People’s Health Movement Vietnam 
Peruvian Network for Globalization with Equity (RedGE) 
Positive Malaysian Treatment Access & Advocacy Group (MTAAG+) 
Public Citizen 
Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) 
Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) 
With global partner signatories: 
Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network (AEFJN) 
AYPADCAM Cameroon 
Brazilian Interdisciplinary AIDS Association (ABIA) 
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network 
Centre for Health Policy and Innovation 
Delhi Network of Positive People (DNP+) India 
Economic Governance for Health (Scotland) 
FTA Watch Thailand 
Foundation IFARMA Colombia 
Foundation Mission Health Colombia 
Health Action International Bolivia 
Health Action International Colombia 
Health Action International Ecuador 
Health Action International Europe 
IPLeft (Korea) 
Minnesota Fair Trade Coalition
Salud y Fármacos 
Thai AIDS Treatment Action Group 
Working Group on Intellectual Property of the Brazilian Network for the Integration of Peoples 

More information on the TPPA and access to medicines is available here: 

-Peter, Public Citizen

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