The Medicines Patent Pool is Moving

As of November 1, 2010, the Medicines Patent Pool has transitioned out of UNITAID, and is functioning as a separate legal entity. UNITAID continues to support the Medicines Patent Pool and is funding its operations under a five-year Memorandum of Understanding. The Pool is an integral part of UNITAID's market impact strategy, which aims to promote the availability of affordable and adapted medicines for people in developing countries. The Medicines Patent Pool aims to reduce the prices of HIV medicines by enabling robust generic competition. The Pool also seeks to facilitate the development of adapted formulations, such as fixed-dose combinations and medicines for children, an area that UNITAID has strongly supported since 2007. UNITAID and the Medicines Patent Pool will work closely together to achieve our shared goal of improving access to quality, affordable, effective, well-adapted HIV medicines in developing countries.

Contact information:

Medicines Patent Pool
150 route de Ferney
P.O.Box 2100
CH-1211 Geneva 2
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Phone: + 41 22 791.63.04