In a country where 23% of people have the HIV virus, a programme using apps and travelling clinics is providing far easier access to treatment.
04 January 2017 | The Guardian
The Federal Register of HIV patients, set to be launched in Russia's regions on Jan. 1, will help provide patients with medicine, Health Ministry Spokesman Oleg Salagai told TASS. 'Any individual diagnosed with HIV should be interested in being included in this register since he or she will receive medicine on this basis,' Salagai explained.
03 January 2017 | TASS
This document presents a case study of community engagement for highly effective hepatitis C treatment, led by the Grupo de Ativistas em Tratamentos. It demonstrates the process of price and reimbursement negotiations in Portugal and lessons learned in advocacy for universal (or as close as possible) access to these and other life-saving drugs.
19 December 2016 | EATG
Charities and liver specialists are warning that people with Hepatitis C are buying medications from India, to avoid long waits on the NHS. Radio 4's You & Yours has seen confidential documents, which suggest the cost to the NHS of some medications has dropped by nearly three-quarters, but experts say that NHS England still has not increased the number of patients it will treat.
19 December 2016 | BBC Radio 4 (audio)
A new WHO report provides insight into how countries in the WHO European Region can improve access and reduce medicine prices through strategic and well-planned procurement processes. The report examines the effect of different public procurement practices on supply security and prices for pharmaceuticals. It also addresses collaboration within and across countries to improve availability of affordable medicines for patients in the Region.
02 December 2016 | World Health Organization
UNITAID and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) today announced a three-year project to speed the introduction of new, optimal HIV drugs, and make them more available and affordable. The US $ 34 million investment is expected to be a boon for adults and children living with HIV who receive treatments that are not effective. In addition, 18 million people who do not receive any treatment stand to benefit from this project.
30 November 2016 | UNITAID
The problem is that key indicators that track progress on treatment, prevention, and funding look virtually the same year after year. And business as usual won’t be enough to put the world firmly on the path to the end of AIDS by 2030.
30 November 2016 | ONE
By tapping the tea party Republican as his top health care official, President-elect Donald Trump sends a strong signal he may look beyond repealing and replacing Obamacare to try to scale back Medicare and Medicaid, popular entitlements that cover roughly 130 million people, many of whom are sick, poor and vulnerable.
30 November 2016 | Politico
Patients infected by hepatitis C virus (HCV) in Canada have limited access to direct-acting antiviral (DAA) agents, according to a new study. For example, 85% to 92% of the provinces and territories in Canada restrict access to these medications to persons with moderate fibrosis.
29 November 2016 | Medical Economics
The amount of HIV-infected Russians who receive free treatment and are under doctors’ care has surged fivefold in Russia over the past 10 years, Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova stated at the opening ceremony of the Second All-Russian Forum for the Prevention and Treatment of HIV and AIDS on Monday.
29 November 2016 | TASS