Anti-counterfeiting review meeting fails to reach a consensus on protecting intellectual property and public health

Towards the tail end of last month, a crucial meeting was convened by the Anti-Counterfeiting Agency to review the Anti-Counterfeiting Act of 2008. In details, the meeting was held at Utalii College on 25 September 2013 as from 8.30am. For many public health and HIV/AIDS stakeholders, you will remember that … Continue reading

THE INDIAN NOVARTIS CASE OPENS A NEW CHAPTER FOR GENERIC MEDICINES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

On 1 April 2013, the Supreme Court of India issued a precedent-setting judgment that will forever influence positively access to essential medicines especially generics in developing countries. According to the Supreme Court decision, India will remains a major supplier of affordable essential generic medicines in the developing world including Kenya. … Continue reading

Kenya Health Bill 2012 Audit and Medicines

 The proposed Health Legislation 2012 seeks to: Consolidate all the laws relating to health in Kenya The Bill also seeks to provide for regulation of health care services and health care service providers Provide for the establishment of national regulatory institutions Consolidate the inter relationship between the national and county … Continue reading