Yoweri Museveni & Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete | 26 Jul 2010 | Wall Street Journal Europe
This month Uganda has the honor of hosting the annual meeting of the African Union, which brings together more than 40 heads of state to discuss issues of critical importance to our continent. More than ever before, Africa needs strategic leadership, vision and courage to address the challenges we face.
Thompson Ayodele | 04 Aug 2008 | New York Post
This week, 25,000 people from around the world have gathered in Mexico City for the 17th International AIDS Conference. Many discussions will focus on how best to deal with AIDS in the developing world. Looking to the West - where scientific advances have allowed those with HIV/AIDS to live long, comfortable lives - many attendees will argue that pharmaceutical patents are the main barrier to getting medicines to the poor. That argument misses the true obstacle - local policies.
Nazeem Mohamed | 01 Jan 2008 | New Vision
This editorial in Uganda's New Vision by the CEO of Kampala Pharmaceutical Industries argues for protectionist tariffs on drugs to protect the country's nascent industry.
Alec Van Gelder | 06 Sep 2007 | New Vision
Tanzania has followed many of its neighbours by introducing a tariff on imported medicines, to the benefit of crony companies and to the detriment of the poor. However, this protectionist instinct is a barrier to growth.
Robert Busulwa | 22 May 2007 | AllAfrica.com
According to the Abuja Declaration of April 25, 2000 African heads of
state were committed to "reduce or waive taxes and tariffs for mosquito
nets and materials, insecticides . . . and other recommended goods and
services that are needed for malaria control strategies". However,
after seven years most countries continue to levy taxes and
specifically VAT on these goods and services.
Ronald Bailey | 23 Oct 2006 | Reason
When we've finally gotten serious about global warming, when the impacts are really hitting us and we're in a full worldwide scramble to minimize the damage, we should have war crimes trials for these bastards—some sort of climate Nuremberg.
Nick Schulz | 21 Aug 2006 | Forbes
Nick Schulz reports on AFM's research on import tariffs and taxes on medicines and medical devices in Forbes Magazine.
None | 16 Jul 2006 | Today Online
Leaders of the Group of Eight industrialised nations have called for lower customs duties on drug imports to bring medicine and medical technology into easier reach for people in the world's poorest countries.
Senator Tom Coburn | 28 Jun 2006 | US Congress
This is a copy of the letter Senator Coburn (R-OK) sent on June 28th, 2006 to EU President Jose Manuel Barroso concerning the EU's threats to ban trade with African countries using DDT for malaria control.
Jasson Urbach | 28 Jun 2006 | African Executive
One of the most problematic aspects of the 21st century is that more than half of the world's population lacks access to basic medicine. Shamefully, taxes on medicine are part of the cause, and as a result, millions of people die from diseases that are entirely preventable and curable.