NEW DELHI: As World Hepatitis Day is being observed on July 28, 2016, the Lawyers Collective, in collaboration with Dr Samiran Panda from NICED-Kolkata, Dr Saubhik Ghosh from IPGMER-Chandigarh and SSKM Hospital- Kolkatta and Giten Khwairakpam from Treat Asia-Bangkok have launched an analysis paper on hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing and treatment  access in India…

In absence of a policy intervention for Hepatitis C, civil society and legal aid organisations have put together a policy brief, calling upon the government to take concerted action to address the right to health of people living with HCV (PLHCV). HCV is a transmissible disease — it spreads the same way as HIV —…

New Delhi, July 26: A panel of medics and lawyers has asked the Centre to initiate urgent screening of high-risk populations vulnerable to hepatitis-C virus infection and help provide patients access to anti-viral drugs that offer the chance of complete cure. The panel, in a paper released on Monday, has called on the government to…

Dainius Puras UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, professor of child and adolescent psychiatry and public mental health at Vilnius university Anand Grover Former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, Designated Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Director, Lawyers Collective, India Paul Hunt Professor, School of Law/Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, UK Last…

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Sofosbuvir granted patent in India Set-back for health groups but they vow to fight on In a decision that will have far-reaching implications for access to affordable HCV treatment, on 9 May 2016, the Delhi Patent Office granted Gilead, a US-based multinational pharmaceutical company, a patent on Sofosbuvir in India. The pre-grant oppositions filed by…

A PIL was filed by a devotee of Lord Ayyapa in 1990 in the Kerala High Court for the prevention of entry of women into the Sabarimala Temple on the grounds that Lord Ayyapa whose idol was housed in such temple was a celibate god and women between the ages of 10-50 shall be restricted…

By Ruth Dreifuss, Anand Grover and Michel Kazatchkine, Special to CNN Updated 1020 GMT (1820 HKT) November 17, 2015 Ruth Dreifuss is former President of Switzerland and Minister of Home Affairs. Anand Grover is former U.N. special rapporteur on the Right to Health, India. Michel Kazatchkine is former executive director of the Global Fund to…

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