Access to Medicines Intellectual Property Rights

8 March 2017 – Statement of Portugal – HRC 34 – Panel on Access to Medicines

On 8 March 2017, the Permanent Representative of Portugal, Ambassador Pedro Nuno B├írtolo, made a powerful intervention at the Human Rights Council’s panel discussion on access to medicines. Portugal stressed that access to medicines is a fundamental element of the right to health and highlighted how the high prices of hepatitis C and cancer medicines …

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