Monday, October 18, 2021 —
Join Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Southern Africa, for our first webinar focusing on how Intellectual Property (IP) has blocked access to COVID-19 therapeutics on Wednesday, 20 October 2021 at 2 PM (South Africa time). The webinar will also explore lessons from Brazil's Law reform process, before unpacking the status of the local IP law reform process in South Africa and how the reform can enable better access to medical tools as well as benefiting South Africa’s economic development.
This is the first in a series of webinars focusing on local production in Africa in particular focusing on vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics.
The panel discussion will draw on examples of COVID-19 medicines, showing why they are inaccessible as a result of IP barriers and how patent-free policies can enable local manufacturing.
Please find a “save the date” for our webinar series, as well as a specific invitation to register to join the webinar this Wednesday.
Here is the link to register on Zoom: