Geneva – Civil society organizations of the world warn to the danger of fascism in Brazil

Civil society organizations from around the world present in Geneva for negotiations on the Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights, expressed solidarity with the Brazilian people, on this Wednesday (17), at the Nations Square, carrying out an action against the fascism threat and the risk to human rights and democracy represented by the ultra-conservative candidate to the Presidency of Republic, Jair Bolsonaro.

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Urgent Request from Civil Society to Save Argentina from Looming Health Crisis

The global coalizion Make Medicines Affordable (MMA) had sent a letter to International Monetary Fund (IMF) an the Republic Presidence of Argentina to protest against Mauricio Macri’s drastic austerity measures, which sees the Ministry of Health dissolved and finance to the National AIDS Program slashed.

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Brazil court strips Gilead of hepatitis C drug patent

A Brazilian court has stripped the patent protection of a Gilead Sciences Inc big-selling hepatitis C treatment in Brazil at the behest of a presidential candidate who pushed for the move, paving the way for cheaper generics.

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Organizations and presidential candidates criticize the Sofosbuvir patent and ask for compulsory licensing

After a group of CSOs that struggle to increase the availability of essential medicines stated their position against the Brazilian Institute for Intellectual Property’s (INPI) decision to grant a patent for sofosbuvir, filed by US big pharma company Gilead, Brazilian presidential candidates rushed to also stand against INPI’s decision.

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