FELLOWSHIP IN ACCESS TO MEDICINES, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND HUMAN RIGHTS – 2011 CURRENTLY RUNNING AT AIDS LAW PROJECT (ALP

AIDS Law Project (ALP) in conjunction with Open Society Foundation (OSF) Access to Essential Medicines Initiative (AEMI) is currently running a fellowship in access to medicines, intellectual property and human rights. The Fellow’s work include working closely with other stakeholders in Kenya to help develop legal advocacy and access to medicines expertise at key civil society organizations and to foster the development of a new generation of activists interested in working in the area of access to medicines, intellectual property and human rights.AIDS Law Project (ALP) in conjunction with Open Society Foundation (OSF) Access to Essential Medicines Initiative (AEMI) is currently running a fellowship in access to medicines, intellectual property and human rights. The Fellow’s work include working closely with other stakeholders in Kenya to help develop legal advocacy and access to medicines expertise at key civil society organizations and to foster the development of a new generation of activists interested in working in the area of access to medicines, intellectual property and human rights. Other responsibilities include:
a. Analysis of Anti-Counterfeit legislation and its impact on access to medicines
b. Engagement in on-going court proceedings including writing brief commentaries on the issues both on national newspapers and online
c. Preparation of messages directed to policy makers as well as members of the public
d. Analyse the national procurement and supply management (PSM) legislation
e. Preparation of shadow reports to human rights bodies on access to medicines
f. Collaboration with stakeholders
g. Capacity development of CSOs interested in working on access to medicines area.
The fellowship is running for a period of 12 (twelve) months from 1st March 2011 to 28th February, 2012. All stakeholders are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to engage the Fellow in their work on access to medicines.

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