The Medicines Patent Pool prepared to offer expertise in licensing and patent pooling to address the current COVID-19 crisis
The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) is a United Nations-backed public health organisation working to increase access to, and facilitate the development of, life-saving medicines for low- and middle-income countries.
Through its innovative business model, MPP partners with civil society, governments, international organisations, industry, patient groups and other stakeholders, to prioritise and license needed medicines and pool intellectual property to encourage generic manufacture and the development of new formulations.
To date, MPP has signed agreements with ten patent holders for thirteen HIV antiretrovirals, one HIV technology platform, three hepatitis C direct-acting antivirals and a tuberculosis treatment. MPP was founded by Unitaid, which serves as sole funder for MPP’s activities in HIV, hepatitis C and tuberculosis.
MPP in Numbers
patent holders with MPP signed agreements
generic manufacturers and product developers have sublicences from MPP
countries have benefitted from access to MPP-licensed products
ongoing pharmaceutical development projects
Billion dollars saved by the international community, from January 2012 to December 2019
Billion doses of treatment supplied to date
Million patient-years of treatment through MPP’s generic partners, from January 2012 to December 2019
For Everyone Everywhere
Discover where we helped and what we have achieved
Precious Matsoso: "#SouthAfrica alone is home to 20% of all people living with #HIV in the 🌍. A healthy competitive market that meets our huge #ARV need is imperative to saving lives of many & thanks to MPP, this is something we have today" Read on👉https://t.co/RXwLUA0kIf https://t.co/6s47gfGlWi
Recap @jrarribas: I think, in future, less drugs you give & the less frequently you give, is the closest thing we hav to a #HIVvaccine, cos you don’t take💊, you live normal life, you don’t transmit #HIV. So, if we can afford it, #LongActing cud be very important #AIDS2020Virtual https://t.co/JlZd780sP0
.@penazzatom1 at today’s plenary on #PediatricHIV @AIDS_conference: “Let's not bounce back on #COVID19, but use this as an opportunity to do things differently & bounce forward for paediatric #HIV" @WHO @CHAI_health @EGPAF @Penta_ID #AIDS2020Virtual https://t.co/xQPze6y7yL