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Malaysia awarded for gutsy move


Making history: Dr Salmah holding up the award during the summit in Morocco. Looking on are ITPC director of Global Programs and Advocacy Wame Mosime (right) and ITPC MENA (Middle East and North Africa) advocacy and research officer Alia Amimi.

Making history: Dr Salmah holding up the award during the summit in Morocco. Looking on are ITPC director of Global Programs and Advocacy Wame Mosime (right) and ITPC MENA (Middle East and North Africa) advocacy and research officer Alia Amimi.

PETALING JAYA: The international community acknowledged Malaysia for being the first nation to invoke compulsory licensing allowing hepatitis C patients to gain access to affordable medicine.

The country was awarded the Leadership Award in Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines.

   

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