Staff Spotlight: Jaume Vidal

In this edition of #StaffSpotlight, we present Jaume Vidal, a Policy Advisor on Health Action International’s (HAI) European Projects team. When you see Jaume in the office, he’s often teasing Alex, our Communications Advisor, eating a kiwi, or showing someone a picture of his new baby son. But on top of his charismatic social presence,

EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement: A bad deal for transparency, policy coherence and access to medicines

by JAUME VIDAL, Policy Advisor – Europe

The European Union (EU) and Mercosur have been negotiating a free trade agreement for the last 16 years, with talks picking up pace in the last 15 months. Negotiations are now nearing completion and there are increasing concerns among public health advocates, patient and consumer organisations,

Staff Spotlight: Tim Reed

A famous man, John Quincy Adams, once said, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader”. Mr Adams was the sixth president of the United States of America—and the first to give an interview to a female journalist, Anne Royall, which was quite progressive for his time.

‘Achieiving Affordable Access to Health Technologies’ Side Event at WHA69

Health Action International is, once again, pleased to be in Geneva this week attending the 69th World Health Assembly. If you will be there, too, please plan on attending a side event on ‘Achieving Affordable Access to Health Technologies’, which we are co-organising with the Medicines for Malaria Venture and Oxfam.

The event will be held on Tuesday,

Successful week of advocacy for HAI delegation at 68th World Health Assembly

by TIM REED, Executive Director

Health Action International’s largest-ever team to the 68th World Health Assembly enjoyed a fruitful week of advocacy, which resulted in some major achievements, particularly related to antimicrobial resistance and World Health Organization (WHO) engagement with non-state actors. The annual Assembly was held in Geneva from 18-26 May.

The delegation was comprised of 39 insightful and talented people from ReAct–Action on Antibiotic Resistance,

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