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Health GAP is Hiring!
Health GAP is hiring a Coordinator of our Access to Medicines Campaign. Please apply today. If you have any questions, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Download the full job description here.
Health GAP’s Access to Medicines Campaign is at the heart of the organization. Health GAP was formed to address the issue of people in the poorest parts of the world being unable to obtain lifesaving medication because of pharmaceutical greed.
The primary objective of the Coordinator of Access to Medicines Campaigns to devise and win new or reformed government policies, domestically in the U.S. and internationally within multilateral institutions and in low- and middle-income countries, that will greatly facilitate and support the number of people receiving access to affordable, good quality HIV/AIDS treatment worldwide. The policy work will focus on addressing intellectual property, trade, and regulatory barriers to generic and competition and to the introduction of new better quality AIDS medicines and diagnostics. The policy work will also focus on financing mechansims for HIV treatment that increase access to lifesaving medications.
Health GAP Briefed over 100 members of Congress on Effects of TPP
Health GAP joined Global Trade Watch, Communication Workers of America, Sierra Club and Food and Water Watch to present to over 100 staffers from both Senate and House members about the harmful affects of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP is currently being negotiated with 11 other countries throughout the world. The TPP is on its 19th round of negotiations. Wikileaks released the full text of the chapter of the secret trade agreement that deals with Intellectual Property Rights revealing that the U.S. is virtually alone in pushing for many aspects of the agreement that would lead to limited access to medicines. | More