Waiver of patent monopolies on COVID-19 medical tools  – Explained

Waiver of patent monopolies on COVID-19 medical tools – Explained

We have an opportunity to give millions of people vaccines and end the pandemic everywhere, but rich countries are putting pharmaceutical profits first. As a result, millions of people in the Global South may not get access to the COVID-19 vaccine until 2024. This is not only an egregious human…

PHM-USA Joins 400+ U.S. Groups Calling on President Biden to Support COVID-19 WTO Waiver

PHM-USA Joins 400+ U.S. Groups Calling on President Biden to Support COVID-19 WTO Waiver

Patent monopolies on COVID-19 medical tools are preventing equitable access to life-saving treatments for this disease worldwide, including vaccines. The U.S., along with other rich countries, is blocking a proposal at the World Trade Organization (WTO) that would lift these patent monopolies, and in doing so is preventing the ramping…

Rich countries must join the world in supporting the TRIPS waiver to end the pandemic

Rich countries must join the world in supporting the TRIPS waiver to end the pandemic

Health activists, academics, and civil society from the global north call on our governments to join the world in supporting the TRIPS waiver proposal to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines across the globe. “The intellectual property (IP) waiver proposal aims to allow countries to choose not to enforce, apply…

Call from the Global South to Rich Countries: Don’t block the TRIPS waiver proposal

Call from the Global South to Rich Countries: Don’t block the TRIPS waiver proposal

Global South urges rich countries: Lift monopolies on COVID-19 medical products PRESS RELEASE16 February 2021 Ahead of critical talks at the World Trade Organization (WTO) civil society and trade unions from the Global South are calling on rich countries’ leaders to stop blocking a proposal to waive certain intellectual property…

PHM Unmasks the Problem: Solidarity through Community Mask Production

PHM Unmasks the Problem: Solidarity through Community Mask Production

The efforts of these activists were not just about the masks themselves but also about building community and care. As governments failed with PPE distribution as the pandemic took hold, communities were taking matters into their own hands. PHM North America spoke to three activists in Massachusetts, Quebec, and Pennsylvania…

COVID-19 drug and vaccine patents are putting profit before people

COVID-19 drug and vaccine patents are putting profit before people

A discussion of Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) as they relate to the new Covid-19 vaccines and their patents. Written by members of PHM Canada for publication in The Conversation. Read the full article here. COVID-19 drug and vaccine patents are putting profit before people By: Ronald Labonté and Mira Johri …

PHM Calls for Urgent Action on Covid-19 technologies

PHM Calls for Urgent Action on Covid-19 technologies

14 October 2020 Statement by People’s Health Movement: Urgent Call for Action on Covid-19 technologies The People’s Health Movement supports the call by the Governments of India and South Africa for the World Trade Organization to waive certain provisions of the WTO’s TRIPS Agreement so as to enable countries to…

Reimagining safety in a pandemic: The imperative to dismantle structural oppression in Canada

Reimagining safety in a pandemic: The imperative to dismantle structural oppression in Canada

An analysis of the discourse on safety during the COVID19 pandemic for the Canadian Medical Association Journal by a few members of PHM Canada. Read the full article here. Reimagining safety in a pandemic: the imperative to dismantle structural oppression in Canada Nikisha Khare, Farah Shroff, Blessing Nkennor and Baijayanta…

Le Canada achète beaucoup de vaccins contre la Covid-19. Voici pourquoi il devrait faire plus pour les pays pauvres

Le Canada achète beaucoup de vaccins contre la Covid-19. Voici pourquoi il devrait faire plus pour les pays pauvres

Une discussion sur la stratégie de vaccination du Canada et ses implications sur la santé mondiale. Écrits par des membres de PHM Canada pour publication dans The Conversation. Lisez l’article complet ici. Le Canada achète beaucoup de vaccins contre la Covid-19. Voici pourquoi il devrait faire plus pour les pays…