WHO welcomes the announcement that the Medicines Patent Pool is expanding its mandate to include patented medicines on WHO’s Model List of Essential Medicines in its patent pooling and voluntary licensing initiatives. It is a welcome and significant step forward toward improving access to affordable medicines and this is why we strongly advocated for the expansion of the MPP’s mandate.
Dr. Mariângela Simão, Assistant Director-General, WHO
We strongly endorse the new strategy to further improve treatment options for HIV, hepatitis C and tuberculosis patients. Since its creation, the Medicines Patent Pool has played a valuable role in supporting international efforts to increase access to priority medicines in resource-limited countries.
Lelio Marmora, Executive Director, Unitaid
Arene Lifesciences is happy to work with the Medicines Patent Pool and play a critical role in improving health outcomes through affordability of and access to this important HIV treatment [DTG].