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Friday, December 13 • 09:00 - 10:30
Access to Medicines Track: Strategies to Prevent Threats to Access through Bilateral and Multilateral Trade Agreements

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Strategies to Prevent Threats to Access through Bilateral and Multilateral Trade Agreements: No way FTA! For almost a decade, developed countries, including the United States and the European Union (EU), have been pressuring developing countries to sign bilateral 'Free-Trade Agreements' (FTAs) behind closed doors. This session will provide an opportunity to discuss ongoing areas of threat including the TPP, EU trade deals, the TTIP, campaigns to date and key lessons learned, areas of cross working and solidarity, and upcoming issues and opportunities for campaign and policy activities. Presentation slides available below.

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Leila Bodeaux

Leïla Bodeux is policy and advocacy officer for essential services within Oxfam Belgium since April 2012. She is working among other things on health issues and access to medicines and trade policies at EU level. She holds a Bachelor degree in political science and a Master in European politics from the Free University of Brussels as well as an MSc in African studies from Oxford University. She has previous professional experience at the... Read More →
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Ed Low

Educated with Chartered Institute of Marketing (C.I.M) and has been a Sales Engineer. Since community... Read More →
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Peter Maybarduk

Peter Maybarduk directs Public Citizen's Global Access to Medicines Program, which helps developing countries overcome patent-based and other pharmaceutical monopolies in order to promote access to medicines for all. Maybarduk has provided in-depth and in person technical and strategic assistance to partners on every continent. His work has yielded major HIV/AIDS medicine price reductions, new state access to medicines policies, and global shifts... Read More →



Friday December 13, 2013 09:00 - 10:30
Boardroom II