March 27, 2014 Dr. Manmohan Singh Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, The Prime Minister’s Office, South Block, Raisina Hill, New Delhi 110011. Tel: 011 23018939; Fax: 011 2301 0233. Email: manmohan@sansad.nic.in Resist the US administration Pressure and Reject the Misleading Allegations of US Business Associations  We the undersigned organizations and individuals are writing this letter…

30th January, 2014: The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) set aside the Patent Controller’s decision to revoke the patent relating to valganciclovir on technical grounds and remanded it to the Controller for re-consideration. In a significant development for patient groups, the IPAB rejected the demand of the patentee, Hoffman La Roche, to restore the patent…

The PIL in Gujarat High Court was regarding a pregnant young woman who had a warning label stuck on her forehead declaring her HIV positive status as she went about the hospital. Read More

HIV positive people and organizations working for them on Monday demanded that the HIV/AIDS bill be tabled in Parliament in the upcoming monsoon session. The bill drafted in 2006 has since been pending and is being moved between the Health and law ministries for clearances, they said in a press meet. Read More

Attack on affordable medicines continues in EU-India trade negotiations Health groups rally in Delhi as protests spread across the developing world  10 April, 2013, New Delhi­- Thousands of people living with HIV, cancer patient groups & public health activists rallied on the streets of Delhi today calling on the Indian government to reject the EU’s…

A high proportion of HIV positive women report domestic violence than HIV negative women, says a latest study by the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune. Conducted in a tertiary care hospital in Pune on a randomly selected sample of 150 married women, of which 75 each were HIV positive and negative, the study showed that…

Oxfam India works to strengthen Workplace Sexual Harassment Bill In India, it is estimated that someone is sexually harassed every hour. Legal protections against workplace sexual harassment in India have historically been weak, but the Landmark “Vishakha Judgement” (passed 14 years ago) recommended drafting a law concerning Sexual Harassment in the workplace. This finally happened…

 In 2001, India’s generics brought prices down from $15000 per person per year to $350 for first line AIDS medicines. 80% of people living with HIV in developing countries are on Indian generic ARVs Over 90% of pediatric AIDS medicines are supplied by Indian generics. BUT ALL THIS COULD CHANGE IF INDIA DOES NOT SAY NO…

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