Life versus Luxury

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Access to Medicines

Life versus Luxury

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By Eunice Tolu Philip, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health The 3rd annual Access to Medicine Ireland conference held at the Royal College of Surgeons on April 16th 2019, started off like most conferences, with the large auditorium, almost filled to its capacity, and the hum and buzzes of acquaintances and colleagues, […]

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High Time for Big Pharma to Join the Conversation

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By Viveka Guzman, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health The 3rd annual conference on Access to Medicines Ireland took place on April 16th in the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin. Speakers delivered diverse perspectives on the barriers and opportunities available to improve access to medicines by borrowing examples and statistics from […]

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A Way Out for Patients Held Hostage

A Way Out for Patients Held Hostage

By Líbhan Collins, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health US-based Health Economist James Love delivered the keynote address at the Access to Medicines Ireland (AMI) 3rd annual conference on April 16, 2019. As Director of Knowledge Ecology International (KEI), a for-profit NGO, he advises UN agencies and governments about KEI-based research centred […]

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Information is Power

Information is Power

By Megan Hayes, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health “Information is power” was the running theme of Dimitri Eynikel’s talk on improving access to medicines at the Access to Medicines conference in RCSI on April 16. Dimitri has worked with Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) on several healthcare projects in the DRC, South […]

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Patenting the Sun – A Summary of the Access to Medicines Conference

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By Megan Hayes, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health The idea of a patent free world was explored and debated throughout the 2019 Access to Medicines Conference held at the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) in Dublin on April 16th. “There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?” was the response […]

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Access to Medicines Conference: April 16

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The third Access to Medicines conference will take place in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), Dublin on April 16, 2019. It is being organised by Access to Medicines Ireland with support from RCSI, Comhlámh, Irish Forum for Global Health, Just Treatment and Médecins Sans Frontières. The conference is gathering a range of leading […]

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Access to Medicines: Standing up to Big Business and Poor Prices

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By Morgane Clarke, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health   The Harsh Reality Imagine that you have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. Then, imagine discovering that there was a novel drug that could treat your breast cancer more effectively than any other. Now imagine that this life-saving drug is so prohibitively […]

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