Media Advisory - "The Other War on Drugs": International panel to discuss access to medicines in developing countries

    OTTAWA, April 19 /CNW/ - The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network will co-host
a panel discussion tonight for MPs, senators and journalists on the struggle
for access to affordable medicines for millions of people in developing
    This event takes place as the federal government reviews Canada's Access
to Medicines Regime, and a House of Commons committee holds hearings on what
should be done to fix it. Experts from Canada, India, Thailand and Médecins
Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders will give updates from the front

    WHAT:   "The Other War on Drugs: Access to Medicines in Developing

    WHO:    Senator Jon Ungphakorn, Executive Secretary, AIDS Access
             Foundation (Thailand)
            Ellen 't Hoen, Director for Policy Advocacy, Médecins Sans
             Frontières - Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines
            Chansoo Park, Senior Technical Policy Advisor, Lawyers Collective
             - HIV/AIDS Unit (India)
            Richard Elliott, Deputy Director, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

    WHEN:   Thursday, April 19, 2007
            7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    WHERE:  National Press Club - Library
            165 Sparks Street, 2nd floor

    Panellists will be available for media interviews at the end of this
event, which is also open to the general public. Additional information is
available on-line at

For further information:

For further information: Leon Mar, Director of Communications,
Telephone: (416) 595-1666 ext. 228, E-mail:, Website:

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