By Laia Ruiz Mingote

Access the recording of our webinar TRIPS waiver’s update, held on March 3, 2022. Sangeeta Shashikant and Brook Baker explained the latest news and current situation of the TRIPS waiver situation.

  • Sangeeta Shashikant is a legal and policy advisor for Third World Network, a research and advocacy organization. She obtained her Masters in Laws from the University College London in 2003 and her Bachelors in Laws, from the University of Malaya in 1999. She was elected as the President of the Board of Association for Plant Breeding for the Benefit of Society (APBREBES) in 2013 till to-date. She also writes for the South-North Development Monitor (SUNS).
  • Professor Brook Baker is a senior policy analyst for Health GAP (Global Access Project) and is actively engaged in campaigns for universal access to treatment, prevention, and care for people living with HIV/AIDS, especially expanded and improved medical treatment.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) continues with the negotiations on the TRIPS waiver proposal ahead of the WTO ministerial meeting the week of June 13. Although these discussions are behind closed doors, we know that numerous experts, stakeholders, and members of various governments are consulted on a regular basis. You can use the attached template letter to contact your political representatives and advocate for the TRIPS Waiver.