Subject: health

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Landmark generic medicines victory: Ruling puts human rights before excessive profits says Oxfam

Oxfam has hailed the Indian Supreme Court's ruling against a patent protection petition filed by multinational pharmaceutical company Novartis as a huge victory for public health.  ...

ViiV agreement with patent pool should help more children receive HIV treatment - Oxfam

Responding to an agreement between ViiV and the medicine patent pool to license Mohga Kama-Yanni, Oxfam senior policy adviser, said:  "We welcome the license agreed between...

Unregulated and unaccountable: how the private health care sector in India is putting women’s lives at risk

New evidence revealed by Oxfam today shows that women in India are being exploited and facing serious health problems, due to under-investment in healthcare by the Indian government and the proliferation...

Oxfam: nearly 7 million lives at risk because they aren’t getting life-saving drugs

Bill Nighy says UK aid is crucial to help prevent people dying for as little as 23 pence a day On the eve of World Aids Day, aid agency Oxfam is warning that the lives of almost 7 million...

Humanitarian suffering set to worsen across eastern Congo following fall of Goma

Fighting in Goma the 'tip of the iceberg' as some 25 armed groups control much of region.  As the M23 armed group fights to take control of yet more territory in eastern DRC,...

Oxfam welcomes the appointment of the Global Fund's new chief executive

In response to the Global Fund's announcement of Mark Dybul as Executive Director, Oxfam Chief Executive, Barbara Stocking, said: "Oxfam welcomes the appointment of Mark Dybul to lead the...

Oxfam reaction to the Global Fund's announcement on affordable medicines facility for malaria

In response to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria's proposed changes to the Affordable Medicines Facility for malaria (AMFm), announced at its annual board meeting in...

Put an end to risky malaria scheme, warns Oxfam

Affordable Medicines Facility for malaria is a dangerous distraction from effective public health measures. A scheme designed as a "silver bullet" to fight malaria could actually...

World Bank must advance universal health coverage

110 global civil society groups sign letter to president Jim Kim Tokyo  - Civil society groups representing 40 countries will meet with World Bank president...

IMF and World Bank must support poor countries facing food price volatility and Euro crisis

The World Bank and IMF must step up their support for developing countries who are struggling with spiking food prices along with the fallout from Europe's fiscal crisis, international agency...

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