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A Methodology for Patent Searches on Essential Medicines in Developing Countries

The main aim of the present document is twofold; first, to set out the technical aspects of the rationale for the Methodology; and second, to describe how it should be developed as a tool for stakeholders, including health authorities and procurement agencies (which may not necessarily havemore


HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights & Health

The final report of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law presents a coherent and compelling evidence base on human rights and legal issues relating to HIV. more


Fact Sheet on HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights & Health

This fact sheet examines how bad laws are obstructing the global HIV response, identifying several areas, including HIV transmission, at-risk populations, women and youth, and access to HIV treatment. more


Mobility, Migration and HIV Vulnerability in Arab States Region

This report builds directly on the 2010 UNAIDS report, Mobility, Migration and HIV Vulnerability of Populations along the Ports of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden: Synthesis, desk review and exploratory studies. The report provides a literature review and updated situational analysis of the HIVmore


Issue brief: The potential impact of free trade agreements on public health

The issue brief provides accessible information on how certain provisions seen in a number of FTAs exceed the standards required by TRIPS and potentially limit access to medicines.  The draft of this brief also informed the deliberations of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law.   more

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