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What is the Plan? Asks AHF, as World Health Assembly Meets

May 23, 2022

Ahead of the 75th World Health Assembly (WHA) on May 22-28 in Switzerland, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) calls on WHA Member States to commit to the adoption of a new Global Public Health Convention – […]

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AHF Salutes President Biden’s Vow to Share Vaccine Patent

May 12, 2022

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) applauds President Biden’s decision to share vital patented vaccine technologies with the world to bolster vaccine access in low- and middle-income countries. “Unlocking the monopoly on this lifesaving know-how will pave […]

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COVID Stinginess Will Bite the U.S. Down the Road

May 9, 2022

With the COVID-19 pandemic still far from over and nearly 20 lower-income countries struggling to vaccinate even 10% of their populations, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) urges the Biden Administration and Congress to allocate adequate funding […]

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Genomic Sequencing Advocates Call for Bolstered Pandemic Response Infrastructure

May 5, 2022

The Genomic Sequencing Advocates Network (GSAN) recently issued an open letter to the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) of the World Health Assembly, in which they called for the inclusion of 10 specific points to improve […]

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AHF Welcomes Appointment of New US COVID Chief

March 17, 2022

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) applauds President Biden’s decision to appoint renowned public health expert, Dr. Ashish Jha, as the next White House COVID-19 response coordinator. “We applaud Dr. Ashish Jha’s appointment to lead the COVID-19 […]

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AHF Applauds Vaccine Patents Compromise, Calls for Rapid Implementation

March 15, 2022

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) applauds the European Union (EU), South Africa, India, and the US for reaching a compromise on waiving intellectual property protections on COVID-19 vaccines, according to POLITICO. AHF urges all EU countries and […]

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Moderna Profits Skyrocket While Lower-income Countries Go Unvaxed

February 24, 2022

After Moderna today reported higher than expected profits from the fourth quarter of 2021, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) reiterates its call for the COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer to share its know-how and technology with the world […]

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BioNTech Portable Vaccine Factories – a Solution in Search of a Problem

February 16, 2022

Days after an investigation revealed that BioNTech paid a Malta-based consultancy to derail South Africa’s effort to replicate mRNA vaccines, the pharma company says it will send portable factories in shipping containers to produce vaccines for COVID-19, and potentially […]

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Moderna Greed Cost Pandemic Response One Year and Counting

February 7, 2022

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today condemned Moderna for its more than year-long refusal to share vaccine know-how and concurrently voiced support for a scientific effort in South Africa that has almost yielded a copy of […]

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Grants for Genomic Sequencing Aid COVID-19 Tracking

February 4, 2022

Two major obstacles to ending the pandemic are rich countries hoarding vaccines and pharmaceutical companies refusing to share the know-how to increase global vaccine production. But another often-neglected aspect of the pandemic response is genomic […]

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Olympic track star joins VOW campaign

January 27, 2022

Africa’s fastest man, Ferdinand Omanyala, recently joined forces with AHF and the Vaccinate Our World (VOW) call-to-action in a race to beat vaccine hesitancy and get lifesaving doses to as many people as possible continent-wide. […]

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US Vaccine Trickle Must be a Flood to End COVID-19

January 26, 2022

The White House announced today that the US has shipped 400 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines around the world, a milestone that AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) described as commendable but still far short of what is needed […]

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AHF Praises Merck for Generics – Urges Same from Vaccine Makers

January 21, 2022

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today applauded Merck and the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) for their recent sublicensing agreements with 27 generic drug companies for the manufacturing of the oral COVID-19 antiviral medication molnupiravir, giving 105 low- and-middle-income […]

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AHF Echoes Lawmakers’ Call to Boost Global Vaccine Supply

January 19, 2022

40 SHARES Share Tweet Share AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) expressed support today for a call by US Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), who urged the Biden Administration “to substantially increase the global supply […]

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Top Moderna Shareholders Must Dump Stock

January 18, 2022

Top Moderna Shareholders Must Dump Stock In Global Advocacy, Global Featured, Vaccinate Our World by Fiona IpJanuary 18, 2022 40 SHARES Share Tweet Share AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) sent letters to the top investors of […]

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Steep Price Cuts Are Imperative to Sustain Global Vaccine Drive

December 28, 2021

The United States government should require COVID-19 vaccine producers to donate or sell doses at cost to support the humanitarian push to vaccinate our world, according to a statement by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. The […]

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AHF: Moderna Beats Retreat on Patents in After-Hours, Skirting the Markets

December 27, 2021

After months of relentless pressure by the US government and civil society organizations, including AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), Moderna has been compelled to put on hold its dispute with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) over who owns the patents to […]

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Abysmal Progress on Vaccine Sharing Marks Their First Anniversary

December 16, 2021

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 vaccine administered in the United States. It is also an unfortunate reminder of the glaring inequalities in vaccine access that persist among rich and developing countries—and the […]

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AHF Praises President Biden’s Call to Vaccinate the World

In a White House speech addressing the new COVID-19 variant Omicron, President Biden yesterday reiterated several times the need to vaccinate the world to beat the pandemic. AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) applauds the President for emphasizing the […]

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Variants Will Proliferate Unless We End Vaccine Apartheid

With the emergence in South Africa of yet another potentially more dangerous COVID-19 strain, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) echoes President Biden’s recent appeal for wealthy countries to step up the sharing of their excess vaccines […]

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Changing hearts and minds on COVID vaccines in Indonesia

AHF Indonesia and partners recently organized a multi-pronged VOW initiative that included a webinar featuring members of key populations and health experts explaining plans to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates. Advocates also conducted a two-day community […]

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VAX Advocates to Stage ‘Murderna’ Street Theater Protest Thursday (11/18)

Thursday noon PROTEST at Cambridge HQ to include skeletons, coffins, hazmat suits and more   CEO Stéphane Bancel nabbed $59M after Moderna’s 2019 IPO and landed a $13M salary in 2020 while much of the […]

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WHO’s Second COVID Probe Still Lacks Transparency

Amid ongoing revelations of conflicts of interest among appointees to the newest COVID-19 origins investigative panel—AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) reiterates its repeated calls for the World Health Organization (WHO) to form a truly independent team to study […]

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Global VAX Advocates Target ‘Murderna’ Greed—with Daily Protests

DAILY PROTESTS at Cambridge HQ – Weekdays, Nov. 8 through Nov. 12 and Nov. 15 through Nov. 19   CEO Stéphane Bancel nabbed $59M after Moderna’s 2019 IPO and landed a $13M salary in 2020 […]

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Merck Did It, Why Can’t You? – AHF Asks COVID Vaccine Makers

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) praised today Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics for granting a royalty-free license to manufacture their COVID-19 antiviral drug molnupiravir in more than 100 developing countries. AHF calls on Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson […]

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Video: COVID survivors speak to G20

COVID-19 has devastated Latin America, and advocates there have a message for G20 leaders ahead of their Rome Summit at the end of this month. Watch the video to hear their stories and see why […]

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VOW Advocates Meet G20 Diplomats in Rwanda

Advocates from Africa continued sending a loud message to G20 leaders by visiting embassies across the continent. Rwandan activists sat down with representatives at the British embassy to share a call-to-action letter and urged the […]

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24 Days to G20 Summit – Seven actions to end the pandemic: The G20 Manifesto

With less than 24 days to go until the G20 summit in Rome, we are in the final stretch of a critical advocacy push to determine whether wealthy countries commit to real action on global […]

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Click the video to watch highlights from the "Vaccinate Our World" protest at Johnson & Johnson's New Jersey headquarters on Sep. 22. Photo: Bruce Gilbert, AP Images

Activists Shame Johnson & Johnson over Pharma Greed

October 29, 2021

Activists from around the U.S. descended on Johnson & Johnson’s New Jersey headquarters on Sep. 22 to demand that the pharmaceutical giant halt its ‘pandemic profiteering’ and share its vaccine know-how to increase production worldwide. […]

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Protestors Push Moderna to Drop Vaccine Prices, Share Technology!

October 28, 2021

Grassroots “Vaccinate Our World” campaign actions continued this week as advocates conducted a protest and ‘die-in’ at the U.S. headquarters of COVID-19 vaccine producer Moderna in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Tuesday. Activists demanded that the drug […]

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Mass Die-in at Pfizer HQ: Advocates Blast Shameless Vaccine Profiteering

Mass Die-in at Pfizer HQ: Advocates Blast Shameless Vaccine Profiteering

October 27, 2021

Over 100 advocates from AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and its partner organizations showed up in force at the Pfizer Inc. world headquarters in New York City on Tuesday to demand an end to pharma giant’s […]

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U.S. Waste of 15 million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses “Shameful

October 26, 2021

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) on Tuesday decried the waste of at least 15 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in the United States this year as “shameful.” AHF calls on the Biden administration and leaders of other […]

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Merck Did It, Why Can’t You? – AHF Asks COVID Vaccine Makers

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) praised today Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics for granting a royalty-free license to manufacture their COVID-19 antiviral drug molnupiravir in more than 100 developing countries. AHF calls on Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson […]

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India’s Minister of Health Backs VOW Push for Vaccine Equity

August 27, 2021

India’s newly appointed Minister of Health, the Honorable Mansukh Mandaviya voiced support for the “Vaccinate Our World” (VOW) campaign during a recent meeting with AHF India and said his government will continue backing international efforts […]

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Worldwide Die-ins Condemn Pfizer’s Greed

A wave of demonstrations and die-ins directed at the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has rolled across the world. Advocates have come together to demand Pfizer share the recipe for its COVID-19 vaccine with other countries and […]

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Activists to Protest Vaccine Profiteering at Pfizer’s NYC HQ

August 17, 2021

Pfizer greed kills! Fight with us to lower vaccine prices and expand access to them across the world!   Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, August 17 at 12 noon EDT (4 p.m. GMT), for a protest […]

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COVID-19 Sequencing is a Must to Curb Rampant Variants

August 12, 2021

The world is falling dangerously behind in tracking the emergence of new COVID-19 variants by failing to scale up genomic sequencing of new cases quickly enough to keep track of the mutating virus. AIDS Healthcare […]

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Advocates in Mexico City protest to Vaccinate Our World in front of a Pfizer facility

Pfizer Greed Kills

August 3, 2021

Pfizer has reported it sold $7.8 billion in vaccines in quarter two of 2021 – while vaccine access remains woefully unequal between wealthy and low- and middle-income countries. AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) calls on Pfizer […]

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The G20 Manifesto: Vaccinate Our World!

July 30, 2021

As leaders of the world’s wealthiest economies prepare to meet in Rome, Italy this October, global health and economic stability hang in the balance.In an urgent appeal for global health solidarity and equitable vaccine access, […]

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G20 Must Deliver on Vaccine Promises

July 9, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout to date has been wildly disparate, with the vast majority of doses being bought up and administered by wealthy countries. AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest HIV/AIDS care provider globally, […]

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Advocates Protest for Global COVID-19 VAX Sharing

Advocates Protest for Global COVID-19 VAX Sharing

June 18, 2021

In nationwide protests, AHF advocates took to the streets to launch the “Share American Vaccines Everywhere” (SAVE) campaign and demand that the US government take immediate steps to share its surplus COVID-19 vaccine supply with […]

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AHF Supports WTO Chief’s Call to End Vax Apartheid

June 17, 2021

Politico reported Okonjo-Iweala’s remarks during the G7 summit on June 12, where she said, “Inequity of access to vaccines is unacceptable.” She warned that vaccine production is centralized in the US, Europe, and China and […]

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AHF Salutes Biden Administration on Donation of 500M Doses of Pfizer’s Vaccine to Poor Nations

June 11, 2021

WASHINGTON (June 9, 2021) After chiding the Biden Administration last week for announcing donation of 25 million COVD-19 vaccine doses (of a planned 80 million dose donation) to poor countries as ‘too little, too late,’ […]

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G7 Must ‘Vaccinate Our World’ – Join the Tweet Storm!

Get your Twitter fingers ready and join us as we’re launching an advocacy rally to urge G7 leaders to ‘Vaccinate Our World!’ Wealthy countries must help ensure global vaccine equity by waiving patents on COVID-19 […]

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‘VOW’ to Host European Press Launch via Zoom Tues., May 18th

May 18, 2021

Virtual Press Conference 2-3pm BST, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 Register Here Advocates and government leaders to demand faster and greater global vaccine access, better international collaboration and also discuss problems with COVAX, vaccine nationalism, vaccine […]

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President Biden Must Uphold Promise to Waive COVID-19 Vaccine Patents

May 4, 2021

AHF calls on the United States President Joseph Biden to direct U.S. government representatives to vote in favor of temporarily waiving or suspending all COVID-19 vaccine patents at the upcoming World Trade Organization (WTO) General […]

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VOW to Vaccinate Our World: Advocacy around the World Begins!

After the recent launch of the global call-to-action to Vaccinate Our World now, AHF continues the advocacy with virtual press conferences starting this week in Asia and continuing later in Europe, Latin America and Africa! These pivotal sessions will […]

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Take ‘VOW’ to Protect All Humanity: ‘Vaccinate Our World!’

April 20, 2021

With the vast majority of countries tragically behind in securing enough—or for some, even any—COVID-19 vaccines for their citizens, it is painfully clear that the world needs an urgent and innovative call to action to have […]

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