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 activits 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