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The Public Health Program works closely with individual Soros foundations to implement policies and support local organizations. Find out more about Soros foundations.

"Stop the Stock-Outs" Campaign Launched in Africa
February 26, 2009
The Open Society Institute and civil society organizations from across east and southern Africa have launched a campaign aimed at ensuring access to essential medicines.

About OSI & Access to Medicines
OSI�s Public Health Program launched the Access to Essential Medicines Initiative to ensure that marginalized populations and people in developing countries have access to medicines such as opioids for pain relief and drug addiction treatment, and medicines for HIV and TB prevention and treatment.

Procurement and Supply Management in the Kyrgyz Republic
September 2008
This OSI-supported report assesses the pharmaceutical purchasing practices of Global Fund recipients in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Playing by the Rules: Using Intellectual Property Law and Policy to Improve Access to Essential Medicines
July 2008
This OSI publication looks at options for reducing the price of medicines in countries including South Africa, Thailand, Brazil, the Philippines, Rwanda, and Kenya.

Benchmarking Antiretroviral Prices in Countries of the Former Soviet Union
May 2008
This report, conducted by the Boston University School of Public Health and funded in part by OSI, benchmarks ARV prices of FSU countries against each other and against global and European region ARV prices—revealing that extreme price variation exists within and across FSU countries for identical ARVs.

Global South Dialogue on Access to Medicines
April 18, 2008
Sixty global advocates, civil society groups, and experts will convene to examine trade, intellectual property, and access to medicines issues at this OSI-supported event.

OSI Seminar: Community Involvement for Improved Procurement, Supply and Pricing of Antiretroviral and Opioid Substitution Medicines
Kiev, Ukraine
March 5, 2008
OSI convened a seminar in Kiev for activists to address obstacles to providing medicines for HIV and drug addiction treatment in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Advocacy for Palliative Care in Africa: A Focus on Essential Pain Medication Accessibility in Southern Africa
Windhoek, Namibia
February 27, 2008
OSI's International Palliative Care Initiative provided support to the African Palliative Care Association (APCA) to complete a three-day workshop on access to medicines in Southern Africa.

Superheroes Raise Awareness of Lifesaving Medicines for Drug Users
August 3, 2008
OSI has launched a campaign, "Where's the Methadone?" to raise awareness about the lack of access to lifesaving drug-addiction treatments.

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