About Us

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

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patent holders with MPP signed agreements

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generic manufacturers and product developers have sublicences from MPP

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countries have benefitted from access to MPP-licensed products

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ongoing pharmaceutical development projects

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Billion dollars saved by the international community, from January 2012 to December 2019

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Billion doses of treatment supplied to date

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Million patient-years of treatment through MPP’s generic partners, from January 2012 to December 2019

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