May 21 — The Wall Street Journal covers our access to medicines work in Peru today. Peru’s bold Ministry of Health is confronting the multinational pharmaceutical industry and the ministry of commerce in order to bring down AIDS drug prices and expand access to treatment and prevention services. Public Citizen has published this short profile of me and our program’s work.
Our longstanding fight for health and public interests against harmful measures in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is front-page news across the USA this month. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and I have an op-ed in The Hill about TPP provisions that risk lives in developing countries while undermining pledges to reduce cancer drug costs here in the United States.
Our no user-fees Sierra Leonean School of Hope has reopened its doors. Join Foday Mansaray and the stone mining kids of Adonkia as we put Ebola behind and provide education for all. See also this letter in The New York Times from my father, who served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Sierra Leone, critiquing the US government’s missed opportunities controlling the virus in West Africa.
And thanks for coming out to hear Notaries Public at The Pinch! Stay tuned for our indie rock quintet’s summer shows (we kick it off with a DC house party May 30). Our songs “Star Field Below” and “Meet Me in the Middle” are available for download on Bandcamp.