[Ip-health] Sign-on, releasing tomorrow (240 groups so far): Principles for Global Access, Innovation and Cooperation

Peter Maybarduk pmaybarduk at citizen.org
Wed Apr 22 07:04:49 PDT 2020


A number of groups on this list contributed to the development of the principles below. We will release the principles and list of signatories tomorrow, after which please free to use them in your advocacy as helpful. We are collecting group and individual signatories. Many of you have signed on; we would welcome others having a look and sharing with your networks (we will keep the sign-on open). Join here: https://form.jotform.com/200975169757166 or by emailing Deepika Yadav dyadav at citizen.org. 

The draft principles informed the civil society C20 recommendations to health ministers ahead of last week’s G20 meeting: https://civil-20.org/c20-proposes-recommendations-for-g20-health-ministerial/
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COVID-19: Principles for Global Access, Innovation and Cooperation
 
COVID-19 has no nation and no ethnicity. If the pandemic goes unattended in one country, it will accelerate beyond that country’s borders, potentially overwhelming the world’s ability to respond. 
 
Nationalistic responses to COVID-19 are ineffective. Countries must urgently work together to ramp up the production of all medical countermeasures, from masks and ventilators to tests, treatments and vaccines, and ensure that everyone receives the medical attention they need. We must tend not only to COVID-19 and its symptoms, but to people’s ongoing and underlying health needs, which will become more acute as the pandemic runs its course. 
  
There is real danger that access to medical breakthroughs addressing COVID-19 will be restricted by nation, by price, by limited production and fragmented supply lines, and by exclusivity and commercial confidentiality. We must prevent this – and help change medical innovation, health and nationalism – by moving corporations, health agencies and governments to share medical technology, invest in public manufacturing capacity and promote access for all.
 
We are concerned that powerful countries may favor their drug corporations and hoard medical tools at the expense of global cooperation. We are concerned that privileged individuals who receive tests, treatments and vaccines first may not be those who need them most. We stand in solidarity with those disproportionately affected by factors such as health status, geography, age, gender or race. 
 
We call on governments, agencies, manufacturers, donors and development partners to commit to: 
 
Innovation for all: Monopoly-based drug development is failing the world. Governments should support open science and research practices for COVID-19-related health needs that align innovation and timely access. Technology owners should commit patents, trade secrets, know-how, cell lines, copyright, software, data, and all other relevant intellectual property to the public domain. Access and affordability should be integral requirements of the entire research and development (R&D) and manufacturing process.  
 
Access for all: Medical tools urgently needed to diagnose, treat, mitigate and prevent COVID-19 should be accessible and available to all without delay, with necessary priority given to healthcare workers and vulnerable populations. Governments must ensure that diagnostics, treatments, devices, vaccines, and personal protective equipment are priced fairly and affordably to healthcare payers and are free to the public at the point of care in all countries.  Corporations and other intellectual property holders must suspend enforcement of exclusivities. 
 
Solidarity and global cooperation: Governments, technology owners and researchers should urgently coordinate with the World Health Organization to organize platforms for the public sharing of R&D outcomes, data, know-how and intellectual property to accelerate innovation, quickly scale-up production and mitigate shortages and supply chain vulnerability. Medical tools must be manufactured for the public in robust supply to meet unprecedented global need and promptly distributed across borders. 

Good governance and transparency: Governments and international organizations should promote transparency and meaningful civil society participation in critical decision-making processes. Funders and technology developers should ensure that costs related to R&D and manufacturing as well as pricing, regulatory status and intellectual property claims all are published transparently.   

Signed (groups listed as organization / country – we will convey individual signatories separately): 

Organization / Country 
1. 100%LIFE 
Ukraine 
2. ACNS 
Canada 
3. Access to Medicines Ireland 
Ireland 
4. Access to Medicines Research Group 
China 
5. Acción Ciudadana contra el Sida ACCSI 
Venezuela 
6. Acción Internacional para la Salud  
Perú 
7. Action against AIDS Germany 
Germany 
8. Africa Japan Forum 
Japan 
9. African Union of Consumers 
Chad 
10. AGENCE DE MEDECINE PREVENTIVE AFRIQUE (AMP) 
COTE D'IVOIRE 
11. AIDES 
France 
12. AIDS Access Foundation 
 Thailand 
13. AIDS Action Europe 
Europe 
14. AID FOR AIDS_ COLOMBIA 
Colombia 
15. AIDS Healthcare Foundation 
USA 
16. AIHTA 
Austria 
17. Aitec 
France 
18. Al Marsad 
Palestine 
19. Albanian Coalition for Education 
Albania 
20. Albanian National Youth Network (ANYN) 
Albania 
21. All India Drug Action Network 
India 
22. Altroconsumo 
Italy 
23. American Medical Student Association 
United States 
24. Anders Handeln 
Austria 
25. APPUI SOLIDAIRE POUR LE RENFORCEMENT DE L AIDE AU DEVELOPPEMENT 
Mali 
26. ARAS - Romanian Association Against AIDS 
Romania 
27. Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW) 
Malaysia 
28. Asociación Comunidad hepatitis C Uruguay  
Uruguay 
29. Association des Femmes de l'Europe Méridionale 
France 
30. Asociación Mexicana de Vacunologia AC 
México 
31. Asociación por un Acceso Justo al Medicamento (AAJM) 
Spain 
32. Asociación Taller Abierto 
Colombia 
33. ATP+ 
Tunisia 
34. Attac Austria  
Austria 
35. Attac France 
France 
36. Attac Ireland 
Ireland 
37. Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network 
Australia 
38. BAME Lawyers for Justice 
United Kingdom  
39. Bangladesh Krishok Federation  
Bangladesh  
40. BARAC UK  
United Kingdom 
41. Be the Change Organization 
Afghanistan 
42. Bridge Hope Health Organization BHHO 
Afghanistan  
43. BUKO Pharma-Kampagne 
Germany 
44. Campaign for Personal Prescription Importation  
USA 
45. Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network 
Canada 
46. Cancer Alliance  
South Africa 
47. Caribe Afirmativo 
Colombia 
48. Caritas de América Latina y el Caribe 
Regional 
49. CBM International 
Germany  
50. Centro de Información de Medicamentos de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia 
Colombia 
51. Center for Economic Justice 
United States 
52. Center for Participatory Research and Development-CPRD 
Bangladesh 
53. Center for Popular Democracy 
United States 
54. Centre for Community-Driven Research 
Switzerland 
55. Centro de Estudios para la Equidad y la Gobernanza en los Sistemas de Salud 
Guatemala 
56. Centro de Pensamiento "Medicamentos, Información y Poder" de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia 
 
Colombia 
57. Child Rights Centre Albania  
Albania 
58. Child Way Uganda 
Uganda 
59. Chronic Illness Advocacy & Awareness Group  
USA 
60. Citizen Action of Wisconsin 
United States 
61. Citizens Trade Campaign 
United States 
62. COCQ-SIDA 
Canada 
63. Colectivo Amigos contra el Sida -CAS- 
Guatemala 
64. Commons Foundation 
South Korea 
65. Commons Network 
Netherlands 
66. Consumer Association the Quality of Life-EKPIZO 
Greece 
67. Consumers Protection Association  
Lesotho  
68. Contribution à l'éducation de Base 
Niger 
69. Corporación Diversa del Magdalena 
Colombia 
70. Corporacion RED ELITE 
Colombia 
71. CORPORACION RED SOMOS 
Colombia 
72. Corporación red para la protección de personas con VIh tejiendo vída 
Colombia 
73. Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) 
Belgium / Europe 
74. Council of Canadians 
Canada 
75. Creación Positiva 
Spain 
76. CSRD 
Vietnam 
77. Damj Tunisian Association for Justice and Equality 
Tunisia 
78. DAWN (Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era) 
Global South 
79. DiEM25 
Europe 
80. Doctors for America 
USA 
81. Drug System Monitoring & Development Center 
Thailand 
82. Ecologistas en Acción 
Spain 
83. EnGen Collaborative 
USA 
84. EPSU 
Belgium 
85. EQUINET 
East and Southern Africa 
86. European Alliance for Responsible R&D and Affordable Medicines 
Europe 
87. European Alternatives 
Italy 
88. Equidad de Género: Ciudadanía, Trabajo y Familia 
Mexico 
89. Fairwatch 
Italy 
90. Faith in Healthcare 
United States 
91. FEDESALUD 
Colombia 
92. FEMNET - African Women's Development and Communication Network 
Pan Africa 
93. Focus on the Global South 
Thailand 
94. Fondation Eboko  
France 
95. Fondation Joseph The Worker/ Structure Lazarienne 
Bénin 
96. FTA Watch 
Thailand 
97. Fundacion Amigosnpor la Vida 
Colombia 
98. Fundación Amigos Positivos 
Colombia 
99. Fundación Colectivo Hombres Gay 
Colombia 
100. Fundación Cristiana El SHADDAI 
Colombia 
101. Fundacion IFARMA  
Colombia 
102. Fundación Mexicana para la Planeación Familiara, AC MEXFAM 
MEXICO 
103. FUNDACION PRODIHOGAR 
Colombia 
104. Gen-ethisches Netzwerk e.V. 
Germany 
105. Global Health Advocates 
Belgium 
106. Global Humanitarian Progress Corp. 
Colombia 
107. Global Justice Now 
United Kingdom 
108. Grupo de Investigación Derecho y Desarrollo: Prometeo. Facultad de Derecho, Universidad Nacional de Colombia 
Colombia 
109. Groupe sida Genève 
Switzerland 
110. Health Action International 
Netherlands 
111. Health and Development Foundation 
Thailand 
112. Health GAP (Global Access Project) 
International 
113. Health Reform Foundation of Nigeria (HERON) 
Nigeria 
114. HealthWrights 
United States 
115. HEPATITIS VIRALES COLOMBIA 
Colombia 
116. Hesperian Health Guides 
United States 
117. HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario 
Canada 
118. Hope for Future Generations  
Ghana 
119. Huaira Foundation 
Ecuador 
120. Iacojumo 
Colombia 
121. Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Sciences 
India 
122. ICDC (International Code Documentation Centre) 
Netherlands 
123. Indivisible 
United States 
124. Indonesia AIDS Coalition 
Indonesia 
125. Indonesia for Global Justice 
Indonesia 
126. Initiative for Health & Equity in Society   
India   
127. Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge (I-MAK) 
 
128. Initiatives for Research and Training for Development (IRFD) 
Cameroon 
129. Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy 
United States 
130. Instituto para el Desarrollo Humano  
Bolivia 
131. International Association for Health Policies in Europe (IAHPE) 
Europe 
132. International Treatment Preparedness Coalition Latin American and Caribbean ITPC-LATCA. 
Latin America 
133. IT for Change 
India 
134. International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) 
 International 
135. International Treatment Preparedness Coalition Middle East and North Africa (ITPC-MENA) 
Morocco 
136. Ivy Foundation  
Malawi  
137. Jovenes En Diversidad Activa 
Colombia 
 
138. Just Treatment 
United Kingdom 
139. Justicia, Salud, Desarrollo  -CODEDCO Bolivia 
Bolivia 
140. Juzoor fir health and social development 
Palestine 
141. Kamukunji Paralegal Trust (KAPLET) 
Kenya 
142. Kimirina 
Ecuador 
143. Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) 
United States 
144. KEPKA - Consumers' Protection Center 
Greece 
145. Knowledge Commune 
South Korea 
Korean Federation Medical Activist Groups for Health Rights 
 
South Korea 
146. Korean Pharmacists for Democratic Society (KPDS) 
South Korea 
147. Lawyers Collective  
India 
148. Les Anges du Ciel 
RDC 
149. Love To Love organization 
Uganda 
150. Malawi Health Equity Network (MHEN) 
Malawi 
151. Médecins du Monde Belgique 
Belgium  
152. Médecins du Monde 
International 
153. Médecins Sans Frontières Access Campaign  
International 
154. Medicines Law & Policy 
Netherlands 
155. Meera Foundation  
India 
156. Milieukontakt Albania 
Albania 
157. MoKexteya Asesoroa Tecnica Comunitaria en Salud 
México 
158. Movimiento Trans Feminista Bolivia 
Bolivia 
159. MSACVCO 
Colombia 
 
160. MULEIDE 
Mozambique  
161. Myanmar Positive Group  
Myanmar 
162. Naturefriends Greece 
Greece 
163. Nelson Mandela TB HIV Community Information and Resource Center CBO  
Kenya 
164. Network for Women's Rights in Ghana (NETRIGHT) 
Ghana 
165. New Age Foundation 
Zimbabwe 
166. Novi put 
Bosnia and Herzegovina  
167. ONG ID SAHEL AFRIQUE 
MALI 
168. ONG Políticas Farmacéuticas CHILE 
Chile 
169. ORE Group 
USA 
170. Organisation for Sustainable Socio-Economic development Initiative in Malawi 
Malawi 
171. OXFAM 
International  
172. Pakistan Fisher Folk Forum 
Pakistan 
173. People's Health Institute 
South Korea 
174.   People's Health Movement South Africa 
South Africa 
175. Pharmaceutical Accountability Foundation  
Netherlands 
176. Phasuma (Pharmaceutical Supply Management consultancy) 
Netherlands 
177. Plataforma de las Américas y el Caribe de Coalition Plus 
Ecuador 
178. Policy Analysis and Research Institute of Lesotho (PARIL) 
Lesotho 
179. Positively UK 
United Kingdom 
180. Prescrire 
France 
181. Public Citizen 
US 
182. Public Eye 
Switzerland 
183. RADEM (Recherche et Action pour un Développement Multisectoriel) 
CONGO (Democratic Republic of the) 
184. ReAct–Action on Antibiotic Resistance 
International 
185. Reaccion Climatica 
Bolivia 
186. Recolvih 
Colombia 
187. Reconciliation and Development Association (RADA) 
Cameroon 
188. Red social de Apoyo 
Colombia 
189. REFACOF 
Cameroon 
190. Roshni Tariqiyati Tanzeem 
Pakistan 
191. Rural Empowerment and institutional Development REPID 
Pakistan 
192. Salamander Trust 
United Kingdom 
193. Salud por Derecho 
Spain 
194. Salud y Farmacos USA 
United States 
195. Sanayee Development Organization 
Afghanistan 
196. SECTION27 
South Africa 
197. SIDC 
Lebanon 
198. Silver Lining For The Needy Initiative  
Nigeria 
199. Social Action for Community and Development  
Cambodia 
200. Society of Development and Care (SODECA) 
Kenya 
201. Society for International Development (SID) 
Global 
202. Solidarité Agissante pour le Développement Familial (SADF) 
Democratic Republic of Congo 
203. Somos Eco Somos 
Colombia 
204. Sophia Forum 
United Kingdom 
205. Soroptimist International 
International 
206. Soroptimist International Great Britain & Ireland 
United Kingdom 
207. Southern & East African Trade Institute - SEATINI South Africa 
South Africa 
208. Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) 
Belgium 
209. STOPAIDS 
United Kingdom 
210. Sukaar Welfare Organization 
Pakistan 
211. Sula Batsu Coop 
Costa Rica 
212. Tanzania Network of Women Living with HIV 
Tanzania 
213. T1International 
International 
214. Thai Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS 
Thailand 
215. The Democracy Collaborative 
United States 
216. The Messenger Band Camboda  
Cambodia 
 
 
217. The Well Project 
United States 
218. Third World Network  
International 
219. Treatment Action Group 
United States 
220.  Treatment Preparedness Coalition in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ITPCru) 
EU and Central Asia  
221.  Triangle Project  
South Africa  
222.  Turkish Medical Association 
Turkey 
223. Unidos por la Paz Alemania 
Germany 
224.  Universidad de Barcelona 
España 
225. Universities Allied for Essential Medicines.  
USA 
226. Unnayan Shahojogy Team (UST) 
Bangladesh  
227. UNOADD (Union des Organismes d'Appui au Développement Durable) 
Cameroun 
228. Vaccine Network for Disease Control 
Nigeria 
229. Vademécum Farmacoterapéutico del Ecuador 
Ecuador 
230. Vigimets 
El Salvador 
231. Voices for Interactive Choices and Empowerment   
Bangladesh  
232. Vrijschrift 
Netherlands 
233. WECF- Women Engage for a Common Future 
Netherlands 
234. Wemos 
Nederland 
235. Women Against Nuclear Power 
Finland 
236. Women Enabled International 
Global 
237. Women's Health in Women's Hands CHC 
Canada 
238. Women’s Network for Unity 
Cambodia  
239. World Vision 
Germany 
240. Worldwide Unemployed Workers Unions  
Australia  
241. Yale Global Health Justice Partnership 
United States 
242. Youth Engage 
Zimbabwe 
243. Youth Foundation of Bangladesh 
Bangladesh 



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