[Ip-health] Register now for MSF's Online Webcast on September 5 - Fire in the Blood Preview & The Fight for Access to Affordable Treatment

Judit Rius Judit.Rius at newyork.msf.org
Thu Aug 29 08:23:00 PDT 2013


Register now for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)'s 
Online Webcast Event

Crisis Update: The Fight for Access to Affordable Treatment
New York, Thursday, September 5, 8:00 PM - 9.30 PM (EDT time) 

The effort to provide the best available treatments for diseases 
throughout the world has frequently been hampered by governments and 
industry policies and practices which drive up prices for needed 
medications and other medical tools. Never was this more clear than in the 
late 1990s and early 2000s when millions of people infected with HIV/AIDS 
in Africa and other developing areas were denied access to drugs 
benefitting patients in the West. The production and availability of 
generic versions of these medications revolutionized the nature of HIV 
treatment and made it possible to treat millions of people. The new 
award-winning documentary, Fire in the Blood, provides an in-depth look at 
the history of that great breakthrough. 

Join us for a short preview and discussion of Fire In The Blood and 
current U.S. government trade and global health policies, with expert 
panelists and the film’s director, as they examine this history and 
explain how the battle for affordable medicines and equal access for all 
patients continues today, through, for example, the proposed provisions in 
the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) which threaten to restrict 
access to affordable medicines.

Panelists:
Dylan Mohan Gray, Director/Producer/Writer/Editor, Fire in the Blood
James Love, Director, Knowledge Ecology International 
Els Torreele, Director, Access to Essential Medicines Initiative, Open 
Society Foundations
Sharonann Lynch, HIV/AIDS Policy Advisor, Doctors Without Borders

Register here: https://crisisupdate.eventbrite.com/?ref=estw 

Join MSF in urging Members of U.S. Congress to protect access to 
lifesaving medicines in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) by 
calling your elected representatives today. See our website for more 
information: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/take-action/tpp/ 


Judit Rius Sanjuan
U.S. Manager of the Access Campaign
Medecins Sans Frontieres/ Doctors Without Borders (MSF)
333 Seventh Ave, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001 USA
Office: +1 212 655 3762 // Mobile: +1 917 331 9077
Email: judit.rius at newyork.msf.org 


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