Call for applications: IP and access to medicines course 2018

Having pro-health intellectual property (IP) laws ensures access to essential medicines.

Take ACTION and apply for the ARASA/SAPAM IP and access to medicines online course to find out more on how intellectual property laws affect access to affordable and safe medicines in Africa.

Sign up for the online course here.


This short online course aims to equip participants with:

a) An understanding and appreciation of the intricate linkages between access to essential HIV, TB and Hepatitis C medicines and the barriers presented by IP legal and policy frameworks.

b) Increased knowledge around the use of the flexibilities provided for by international trade agreements such as the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), to improve access to medicines at a domestic level.

c) Provide participants with advocacy tools to equip them to embark on campaigns, which aim to review their domestic patent laws to incorporate the TRIPS-flexibilities.


  1. Go to ARASA google forms.
  2. Fill in your name and email address (no google account needed).
  3. We will then set up an online course account for you and send you an email with login details for the IP and access to medicines course.
  4. The course will start 5th of November.


Kindly note that users applying after 5th of November 2018 will not be able to receive assistance should one encounter issues enrolling. Any questions can be submitted by email to Bruce Tushabe, at and copy Lynette Mabote, at

The course will take place:
From 5 November to 7 December

Source: YUVA Academy

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Published: Oct. 15, 2018, 10:32 a.m.

Last updated: Oct. 15, 2018, 10:36 a.m.

Tags: Access, Advocacy

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