Thousands of health activists yesterday marched to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to demand the finalisation of a national Intellectual Property (IP) Policy before May 7 to ensure that South Africans have improved access to drugs... The Fix the Patent Laws campaign - spearheaded by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and SECTION 27 - believes that the existing (IP) system was hurting patients and the economy. 

Thousands of MSF, TAC and Section 27 activists

Thousands of MSF, TAC and Section 27 activists marched to the DTI offices to demand the finalisation of a national Intellectual Property (IP) Policy before May 7 to ensure that South Africans have improved access to drugs. Photo: MSF SA