Statement, 18 February 2015
Speaking notes by Martin Khor, Executive Director of the South Centre, for the Social Forum of the United Nations Human Rights Council, 18 February 2015
The following is a statement presented by Martin Khor, Executive Director of the South Centre, during the 2015 Social Forum of the United Nations Human Rights Council which took place from 18 to 20 February 2015 in Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.
Access to medicines, even if a person is too poor to afford it, is a cornerstone to the realization of the right to health and life. There has been significant progress in new and better medicines. However prices of the medicines are often priced so high so as to be out of reach of the poor or even the middle classes in many countries, not only in developing but also in developed countries.
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