TIME TO DELIVER:
A GLOBAL APPEAL TO CANADA’S PARLIAMENTARIANS TO FIX LAW ON AFFORDABLE MEDICINES FOR ALL
Endorsed by more than 80 civil society organizations from around the world
NOVEMBER 21, 2012 — From around the world, we are organizations actively engaged in responding to the global AIDS crisis. We write to remind you that, while great progress has been made on preventing millions of new HIV infections and getting life-saving medicines to those in need, this epidemic is far from over. We urge you to seize the opportunity before you to fix Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime (CAMR) and make a significant contribution to overcoming this global tragedy.
At this time, still fewer than half of those people in low- and middle-income countries who need AIDS drugs are able to get them. The situation is even worse for children with HIV. Millions more will die unless the international commitment to achieve “universal access” to AIDS treatment is maintained.