(Vatican Radio) The Holy See on Wednesday urged that “a creative and innovative approach” to intellectual property be taken in order to assure medicines get to the people who need them.
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ntellectual property instruments, as it currently prevails in many parts of the world, interferes with the right to health in two ways,” explained Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and Specialized Agencies in Geneva.
He was speaking at the annual Social Forum organized by the United Nations Human Rights Council, which was discussing making medicines are available, financially affordable, and physically accessible. Continue reading