[Ip-health] 242 Civil society, academics and activists call on the co-facilitators to address high medicines prices and private sector influence in the HLM on NCDs

Tabitha Ha Tabitha.Ha at oxfam.org
Thu Jul 5 04:26:46 PDT 2018

*Apologies for cross-posting


I would like to share this joint letter (https://oxf.am/affordable-medicines-joint-letter-jul18) to the co-chairs of the HLM on NCDs on behalf of 242 civil society organisations, academics and activists concerned with access to medicines, human rights and health from around the world.

Our concern is that the Zero Draft of the Political Declaration for the HLM on NCDs does not emphasize public health over commercial profit, particularly when it comes to commitments to improve the availability of affordable medicines and health technologies. The letter calls for the Political Declaration to be strengthened on these aspects as well as safeguards for engaging with the private sector, especially pharmaceutical companies.

Please share widely

Best wishes,

Tabitha Ha  | Advocacy and Campaigns Officer - Access to medicines | Even It Up campaign
Oxfam International | based in London, UK (UTC +1)
Email: tabitha.ha at oxfam.org<mailto:tabitha.ha at oxfam.org> | Skype: Tabitha.ha | Twitter: @tabithaha

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