MEDIA WORKSHOP: Getting to grips with Intellectual Property and access to medicines

SAVE THE DATE – 1 March 2018

We cordially invite you or any member of your team interested in health reporting to join us for Intellectual Property (IP) workshop for media hosted by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Southern Africa in Marshalltown, Johannesburg.

The half-day workshop to be facilitated by MSF and Section27 – one of the several anticipated dialogues with the media on IP issues in 2018. The workshop is meant to lay a foundation for an MSF media fellowship later in the year and to share some of the new developments in the IP sphere.

The fellowship is a collaboration between MSF in Southern Africa and India which promotes insightful media coverage on medicine access issues related to intellectual property reforms.

At the end of the workshop, the journalists should be able to draw links between developments internationally and what is happening in South Africa, in order to identify stories that can help South African audiences better understand how IP issues influence access to affordable medicine and the impact it has on.


Date:                           Thursday, 1 March 2018
Time:                           08h30 for 09h00 until 13h00

Venue:                        Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Southern Africa Office

70 Fox Street | 7th Floor Zurich House | Marshalltown | Johannesburg

Parking address:        60 Main St, Marshalltown, Johannesburg, 2107

Kindly share your vehicle registration when you RSVP to reserve parking

RSVP:                          Tuesday, 27 February 2018  




What to expect / Topics to be covered:

  • Context and history of the IP reforms in South Africa
  • The general legal context of IP in South Africa
  • Basic understanding of the TRIPS Agreement and its implications 
  • Lessons from India’s experience on IP and medicine access
  • How IP fits into the broader spectrum of access to medicines
  • Patient stories or examples from South Africa
  • Next steps – The MSF Southern Africa and India media fellowship

For more information please contact Angela or Seipati on +27 (0) 79 87 229 50 or +27 (0) 11 403 4440 or via emails.

We look forward to seeing you.

Angela and Seipati

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Angela Makamure Press Officer, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Southern Africa
Angela Makamure Press Officer, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Southern Africa
About Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Southern Africa

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Southern Africa
70 Fox Street, 7th Floor

South Africa