Fixing South Africa’s Patent Laws

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Date(s) - 20 November
10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Grayston Centre

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Fix the patent lawsFixing South Africa’s Patent Laws: The campaign to secure a patent regime that prioritises public health

Presentation and discussion with Lotti Rutter

Wednesday 20th November 10am-11.30am

STOPAIDS– Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square, London, N1 6HT

Next week, Lotti Rutter of the Treatment Action Campaign, will host a workshop and discussion about the high-profile national campaign to reform South Africa’s patent laws. A former STOPAIDS staff member, Lotti is now a Senior Researcher at TAC, which has teamed up with MSF  to call on the South African government to fix its patent laws. Currently, South African law protects the rights of patent holders but not those of patients. Their IP system grants every patent application lodged, and this has devastating consequences for access to medicines for the people of South Africa.

Come along to learn more about how patents on medical innovations are failing global public health and blocking access to life-saving treatment. We will be discussing how the battle for access to medicines is developing in the South, and what you and your organization can do to rally around this vital campaign.

As places are limited, please RSVP to diarmaid@stopaids.org.uk ASAP.