About Othoman

Othoman Mellouk is a treatment advocate from Morocco who has been working on access and intellectual property and access to medicines for more than a decade. He is the founder of the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition in the Middle East and North Africa and the co chair of the Global Forum on MSM and HIV. He is also a member of the WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Committee on HIV and Hepatitis.

Today, Othoman is the Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines Lead at the international treatment preparedness coalition (ITPC), a global network of people living with HIV and their advocates working together to achieve access to HIV and Hepatitis.

This speaker will be presenting at the following session(s)

  • Advocacy for access to hepatitis treatment

    Golden Hall

    Day: 2 November

    Time: 12:00

    Chairs: Jennifer Johnston, CEVHAP and Dr. Bobby John, Global Health Advocates, India


    • Introduction and vision.
      Othoman Mellouk, International Treatment Preparedness Coalition
    • Advocacy for access for the most vulnerable populations.
    • Luís Mendão, GAT - Treatment Activist Group
    • Brazilian experience on patent opposition.
    • Felipe de Carvalho, Working Group on Intellectual Property of the Brazilian Network for the Integration of Peoples (GTPI/Rebrip)
    • DNDi strategy on access to hepatitis C medicines.
      Francisco Viegas, Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative
    • Role of the civil society: case study in a country with access to generics.
    • Rajkumar Nalinikanta, CoNE Manipur
    • Q & A session.