Further to The All Party Parliamentary Group on AIDS Enquiry into Access to HIV Medicines in the Developing world that included a briefing on the UNITAID Patent Pool Initiative, the APPG launched its report, The Treatment Timebomb, on long-term access to HIV medicines in the developing world.
The report, which refers frequently to the work of UNITAID and supports the Patent Pool Initiative, can be found here: http://www.aidsportal.org/repos/APPGTimebomb091.pdf
Ellen 't Hoen, UNITAID Senior Adviser IP and Medicines Patent Pool participated in the launch event of the report that took place in the UK Parliament on 14th July 09.
Read the press release.
A Parliamentary Motion calling on pharmaceutical companies to show their commitment to access to medicines for the world's poorest people by signing up to the UNITAID patent pool was tabled by David Borrow MP, Chairman of the APPG. More information can be found here: http://edmi.parliament.uk/EDMi/EDMDetails.aspx?EDMID=38730&SESSION=899
Life-saving HIV treatment - patent pool animation: