Health GAP in the Media

Selected 2018 Media

U.S. Abortion Politics Felt on a Global Level | Washington Post | October 11, 2018

What the UN's first TB declaration should have said | NGO Pulse | September 27, 2018

Historic UN TB declaration 'falls short' say activists | Health-E News | September 27, 2018

The 'end of AIDS' is not even nearly in sight, experts warn | Devex | July 20, 2018

Asia Russell, executive director of the Health Global Access Project, an HIV and AIDS advocacy organization, blamed international donors, whose funding has flatlined over the past seven years, for stalling progress.

"The global AIDS response is profoundly off track. This harsh reality is the consequence of major funders, in particular the U.S. government, refusing to invest in life-saving funding increases, exacerbating scandalous inequities in treatment and prevention access that are leaving millions of people waiting for life-saving services,” Russell said in a statement.

Tillerson’s Nairobi Visit Highlights Proposed Spending Cuts | New York Times | March 11, 2018

The State Department Should Stop Tweeting About International Women’s Day | Huffington Post | March 8, 2018

Trump’s global AIDS cuts has 200+ scientists ‘gravely concerned’ | Washington Blade | March 7, 2018

Letter speaks to evidence against White House policies, cuts and science stances | Science Speaks | February 28, 2018

An open letter seeking signatures from scientists and clinicians worldwide highlights directives, directions, policies, and proposed funding cuts from the Trump administration with impacts on evidence-based efforts to control and reverse the HIV pandemic.

The letter, circulated by Health GAP (Global Access Project), points to the administration’s reinstatement and expansion of the “Mexico City Policy,” that bars U.S. funding from any overseas program that provides any services or information to terminate pregnancies, or advocacy of safe abortion access, noting that it will affect the standard of health care and critical medical services for women both living with and at risk for HIV. It points to the administration’s proposal to radically cut funding to National Institutes of Health efforts to develop new needed medicines, diagnostics and prevention measures, and to build capacities to counter HIV in high-burden countries. And it points to the administration’s proposal to cut at $1.284 billion from global AIDS prevention and treatment programs, in the face of data showing that any hope of gaining control of the pandemic by 2030 demands greater investments now.

Donald Trump’s new budget will see over $1 billion slashed from HIV/AIDS programs | Gay Times Magazine | February 15, 2018

Asia Russell, the Executive Director of the Health Global Access Project, added that “if this budget passes as proposed, Donald Trump’s legacy will be millions of new and unnecessary infections and deaths – and a massive resurgence in the AIDS pandemic.”

Kenya: Millions of Kenyans Saved By U.S. Anti-Aids Initiative | AllAfrica | February 12, 2018

"This strategy makes the right moves in too few places, at the expense of saving lives everywhere else," added Asia Russell, director of the New York-based Health Global Access Project. She characterised PEPFAR's approach as "the kind of global Aids response policymakers craft when they have one hand tied behind their backs...An ambitious strategy wouldn't limit efforts toward epidemic control in just 13 of PEPFAR's more than 50 countries, but would aggressively map out a plan for ending Aids as an epidemic in all countries."

Selected 2017 Media

Pharma industry ‘getting away with murder’ abroad thanks to Trump’s policies | STAT News | August 21, 2017
"Seven months after President Trump accused the pharmaceutical industry of 'getting away with murder,' he is busy lining the pockets of large pharmaceutical companies worldwide by giving them more power to charge higher prices overseas." –Brook Baker & Katrina Geddes
Trump to Expand Funding Ban Tied to Abortion Overseas | New York Times | May 15, 2017
"The policy “risks undoing years of progress on women’s health in PEPFAR countries,” said Asia Russell, executive director of the Health Global Access Project, a public health group."
"A lot of what the ACA did that is kind of below the radar is incredibly important to people living with HIV," said Matthew Kavanagh, a policy analyst at Health Global Access Project in Washington. Before the Affordable Care Act, he said, people living with HIV "had huge problems accessing medications and insurance."


Selected 2016 Media

10 AIDS activists arrested in protest over Speaker Ryan | Washington Blade | December 1, 2016

The act of civil disobedience took place on World AIDS Day to draw attention to the impact Ryan’s proposed cuts would have on HIV/AIDS as well as the potential impact of the confirmation of Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) as secretary of health and human services.

Led by Matthew Kavanagh, senior policy analyst at Health GAP, HIV/AIDS activists sought a meeting with Ryan at his office in the Longworth House Office Building. After knocking on the door to Ryan’s office numerous times, two staffers came into the hallway to meet with the activists and Kavanagh, who said Ryan’s plans would harm the estimated 1.2 million people with HIV in the United States and stifle efforts to address the global epidemic.

Trump Leaves AIDS Advocates Feeling Anxious | The Bay Area Reporter | December 1, 2016

"George Bush got PEPFAR started and it's always been considered a bipartisan thing," said Hilary McQuie of Health GAP. "But Paul Ryan has proposed cutting billions from discretionary funds, and that covers global health funding. It seems very unlikely under Ryan's budgets that we'd get the $2 billion extra we need to ramp up the response to end AIDS by 2030."

10 Arrested At Paul Ryan's Office While Protesting Cuts To HIV/AIDs Programs | DCist | December 1, 2016

On World AIDS Day, 10 protesters were arrested this afternoon near House Speaker Paul Ryan's office as they protested funding cuts to programs related to HIV/AIDS, or what they called an 'AIDS nightmare budget'.

HIV Activists Arrested at Paul Ryan's Office, as Rally Lays Out Demands for President-Elect Trump and Republican-Controlled Congress | The Body | December 1, 2016

Before the action at Paul Ryan's office, AIDS activists gathered outside on the Capitol Hill lawn in a preemptive strike against potential health care budget cuts. Members from watchdog groups D.C. Fights Back, ACT UP Philadelphia, Health GAP, Vocal New York, Student Global AIDS Campaign, American Medical Student Association, Treatment Action Group and Universities Allied for Essential Medicine collaborated to deliver their message of grave concern over projected changes in government spending for domestic and global health and HIV care. An estimated 200 people attended the rally, seeking to send a robust, tri-fold message to President-elect Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress: Keep the Affordable Care Act (ACA) intact, stop drug companies from price gouging and strengthen Medicaid and Medicare.

The rally drew activists from New York and Philadelphia, who joined local activists from Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

10 AIDS activists arrested outside Paul Ryan's office protesting health care cuts | Daily Kos | December 1, 2016

Led by Matthew Kavanagh, senior policy analyst at Health GAP, HIV/AIDS activists sought a meeting with Ryan at his office in the Longworth House Office Building. After knocking on the door to Ryan’s office numerous times, two staffers came into the hallway to meet with the activists and Kavanagh, who said Ryan’s plans would harm the estimated 1.2 million people with HIV in the United States and stifle efforts to address the global epidemic.

Trump has no plans for tackling HIV/AIDS — and his team has an abysmal track record | Vice News | December 1, 2016

"One of the most important things that happened with Medicaid expansion is that people were able to move off of ADAP and not just get HIV drugs but full [health] insurance," Matt Kavanaugh, an HIV/AIDS health policy activist with the Health Global Access Projecttold PBS. "If that rolls back, it’s likely we will see huge problems with ADAP."


Another Day, Another Anti-LGBT Cabinet Pick | Washington Blade | November 29, 2016

Hilary McQuie, director of U.S. policy and grassroots mobilization for the HIV/AIDS group Health GAP, said the [Tom] Price nomination is "a worst case scenario for people living with HIV."

"In collusion with Paul Ryan, he will try to dismantle the safety net and healthcare system that has allowed us to build towards ending the epidemic," McQuie said. "We are going to have to mount a huge response to secure Medicaid, Medicare, HOPWA, ADAP, CDC and every other acronym that represents healthcare and social services for people in the U.S."

Anti-gay Atlanta lawmaker tapped for Trump Cabinet | Project Q Atlanta | November 29, 2016

Trump’s agenda has progressives worried about the possible rollback of health services for gay people.

"It’s an agenda that destroys the national health safety net," says Matt Kavanagh, a seasoned health policy activist with the Health Global Access Project, which campaigns for drug access for people with HIV across the globe. "We have a lot of people with HIV who depend on these programs."

LGBT Health Advocates Fear Backlash Under Trump | PBS News Hour | November 28, 2016


Uganda: NMS, Cipla Bickering Over Expensive HIV/AIDS Drugs | All Africa | October 25, 2016

"The key issue with Cipla supplying hepatitis B medicines is that these are the same medicines where we are not getting a competitive price," says Asia Russell, Executive Director of a Civil Society Organization - Health GAP (Global Access Project).

She blames Cipla's monopoly. "Uganda needs a sustainable supply of generic treatment, but the medicines must be competitively priced," she says.

She adds: "The demand of a national business for a subsidy is not on the same level as the need of people with HIV for access to life saving treatment. The government shouldn't pit the two demands against each other as if they were equivalent".


Global Fund sees new donors, persistent gaps | Devex | September 20, 2016

"There is increasingly an AIDS funding crisis in the world," Matthew Kavanagh, senior policy analyst at Health GAP — an organization of AIDS and human rights activists working to eliminate barriers to global access to life-sustaining medicines for people living with HIV/AIDS — told Devex. For example, the scale up of antiretroviral therapy, which is necessary to reach UNAIDS’ Fast-Track targets, won’t be able to continue at the same pace unless more funding is secured, he warned. 


Free-Trade Deals Are Making It Much Harder to Fight AIDS | The Nation | September 19, 2016

Health GAP argues that the pledge is shaped by political calculations, not public-health priorities, as it "falls significantly short of what is needed from the United States to close the widening funding gap for the global AIDS response and capitulates to an irresponsibly low replenishment goal." The group projects that the new US pledge is the equivalent of an increase of "roughly $80 million per year at a time when $7 billion per year in additional funding is what UNAIDS estimates is needed to put the world on track toward ending the AIDS crisis." 


UN panel urges wider access to medicines, but pharma slams the report | STAT News | September 14, 2016

Consumer and patient advocacy groups largely praised the UN report. Doctors Without Borders, for instance, called it a "landmark report." But some complained that the panel did not go far enough in some ways. Beyond encouraging governments to issue these licenses, Health GAP said the UN should have "condemned trade agreements and national laws" that do not make clear that countries have the right to issue a compulsory license.


UN High-Level Panel On Access To Medicines Issues “Landmark” Report | Intellectual Property Watch | September 14, 2016

Health GAP was a little more critical, stating: "Unfortunately, while the Panel’s report also recommends specific progress on transparency and more open access to the fruits of university and publicly supported research, the Panel was unable to reach consensus on bold recommendations concerning the limits of the WTO’s Agreement on TRIPS framework to protect access to medicines. Instead, the Panel opined that the right of access to medicines and other health technologies could be resolved within the existing framework of TRIPS flexibilities – a premise that we strongly reject."


AIDS funding is in crisis.  Who will step up? | Devex | July 28, 2016

"We have what we need to ensure people are healthy," said Matthew Kavanagh, the senior policy analyst for the Health Global Access Project, a global advocacy organization. "It’s possible when it’s funded. But that’s not the track we’re on."


Malawi: decline in HIV/AIDS donor funding scares UNAIDS Director | All Africa | July 19, 2016

Executive Director of the Health Global Access Project with says pumping in 7 billion dollars every year could make the goal of reaching all people living with HIV more realistic.


Africa: global AIDS fight jeopardised by funding drought. All Africa.  July 21, 2016 |

The complicated math of AIDS. Voices of America. July 22, 2016 |

AIDS response under threat as funds dwindle. Jamaica Observer.  August 1, 2016 |

13% decline in global HIV funds, NACO says all’s well. Times of India. July 20, 2016 |

Activists march on 21st AIDS conference in Durban. Berea Mail.  July 18, 2016 |

March to AIDS conference highlights that millions remain untreated | Times Live | July 18, 2016 

Several thousand people marched through the centre of Durban today to the opening of the International Aids Conference at the International Convention Centre. The march‚ organised by the Treatment Action Campaign‚ SECTION27 and the US-based Health GAP‚ highlighted the need to get antiretroviral treatment to people with HIV across the world.


AIDS activists demand treatment for all. Jamaica Observer.  July 18, 2016|

TAC stages protest at Durban AIDS Conference. ENCA.  July 18, 2016 | 

Alcom K. Progress towards 90-90-90 targets is promising, but funding is the critical step, says UNAIDS leader. NAM AIDS Map. July 18, 2016 |

Global AIDS gains ‘inadequate and fragile’ UN chief says. Boston Globe. July 18, 2016 |

The world spent $1 billion less on AIDS, jeopardizing decades of progress. Washington Post. July 25, 2016 |

March for increased AIDS funding. Health 24. July 19, 2016 |

Optimism about ending AIDS misplaced, some experts say. The Stewardship Report. July 18, 2016 |

Access to ARVs for all. News 24. July 19, 2016 |

Optimism about ending AIDS misplaced, some experts say. Voice of America. July 16, 2016 |

AIDS 2016: March urging India to protect access to medicine. East Coast Radio. July 21, 2016 |

Funds for HIV too little, could be fuelling epidemic: Global experts. The Times of India. July 18, 2016 |

NGOs, civil society organisations throttled in India: international activists. The Times of India. July 22, 2016 |

UN chief says gains made against AIDS ‘inadequate and fragile’. CBS News. July 18, 2016 |

Don’t spend money looking for an HIV cure- help the infected live instead, says the AIDS affected. Scroll. July 22, 2016 |

Dear Senator: Do you really want cancer drugs to be super-expensive? | Huffington Post | May 19, 2016

Uganda HIV tracking program touted, but some fear abuse | Anadolu Agency | May 2, 2016

Uganda's Only Cancer Treatment Machine Breaks, Patients Left Waiting | Reuters Africa | April 19, 2016

Obama Dreams of an AIDS-Free Generation | Foreign Policy | April 18, 2016

"The administration and Congress started talking about ending the epidemic and, in an environment of manufactured austerity, frankly didn’t have the bravery to find the additional resources," said Asia Russell, the executive director of Health GAP, an international health rights group. "AIDS wasn’t in recession."


Public Health Groups Call for Congress to Reject TPP | The Hill | April 12, 2016

Dear UNAIDS: Magical thinking on who will fund the AIDS response will not end the epidemic | The Body | April 5, 2016 

The Global Fund has been backing away from efforts to promote generic competition | Global Fund Observer | April 5, 2016

The Next President Has a Narrow Window to End Global AIDS | Huffington Post | March 16, 2016

Trans-Pacific Partnership could Block Cheap, Life-Saving Generic Drugs | Vocativ | March 15, 2016

High-Level UN Initiative On Global Public Health Gap Holds Landmark Hearing | Intellectual Property Watch | March 11, 2016

Health Law Expert Rips into TPP | News Hub | March 10, 2016

Repressive NGO Act | Inter Press Service | March 9, 2016

Shortage of HIV Drugs Looms in Uganda Again | The East African | February 22, 2016


Selected 2015 Media

The East African, Dec 19, 2015. Uganda urgently needs $100m for ARV drugs

Reuters, Dec 16, 2015. Uganda facing HIV drugs shortage, govt seeks cash for imports.

Third World Network, Nov 3, 2015. Unconditional 17-year exemption from pharmaceuticals patents agreed.

The Guardian, Oct 30, 2015. Uganda's Supreme Court rules maternal health suit must be heard.

All Africa, Oct 29, 2015. Ugandan Activists want U.S. to Review Position on Pharmaceutical Patents

The Journal of Turkish Weekly, Oct 28, 2015. Ugandan health groups call for patent block on medicine.

Fulton News, Oct 27, 2015. Ugandan health groups call for patent block on medicine.

The New Vision, Oct 27, 2015. Uganda petitions US on access to affordable medicines.

The New Vision, Oct 2015. Why is Obama opposing Uganda's access to generic medicines?

Greenwatch Dhaka, Oct 21, 2015. 10-year US offer for pharma patent waiver "Unconscionable, indefensible"

Science Insider, Oct 6, 2015. Trade agreement praised and panned.

Pharmalot, Sept 29, 2015. Is the U.S. Trying to Thwart Poor Countries From Gaining Access to Medicines? 

All Africa, Sept 8, 2015. Malawi: CSOS calls for Malawi Policy on HIV Treatment - Calling for Earlier Art.

BuzzFeed News, Aug 28, 2015.  Uganda's Parliament to take up bill that could re-criminalize LGBT rights work.

Science Speaks: HIV and TB news, June 23, 2015. Global health advocates circle U.S. Capitol, but Senators advance toward TPP trade deal.

Express Pharma, Jun 1-15, 2015. 'Special 301 report annual swat at India's IP policies'.

Express Pharma, May 12, 2015.  2015 USTR Special 301 Report: Reactions and the way forward.

Brooklyn Independent Media, May 14, 2015.  NYS as a TPP free zone.

Parliament Watch Uganda, May 3, 2015. Time for Parliament to Act- the FY2015/16 budget must correct the health worker crisis in Uganda.

Daily Monitor, Apr 9, 2015.  Govt tasked to explain medics export deal.

Health and Human Rights Journal, Mar 19, 2015.  Interview: Brook Baker on Intellectual Property rights, Free trade and Access to medicines. 

Bronxnet TV, Mar 5, 215, Fast Track Track Trade Negotiating Authority.

Mail and Guardian, Feb 27, 2015. No job but a real need for good medicis.

Medicalxpress, Feb 5, 2015. Uganda government under fire over health workers 'brain-drain.'

Express Pharma, Jan 30. 2015. Opinion: Prof Brook K Baker on the impact of US pressure to change India's IP laws.

Pharmbiz, Jan 29, 2015. International health activists criticise president Obama's attempts to undermine India's  IPR. 

The Telegraph, Jan 28. 2015. Duality finger at US drug patent call.

OpedNews, Jan 26, 2015. Protests as Trans-pacific Partnership talks resume in New York. 

Crooks and Liars, Jan 26, 2015. Protests as Trans-Pacific Partnership talks resume in New York today.

Democratic Underground, Jan 26, 2015. Calling TPP a 'Death Pact,' Health advocates Rally outside secretive trade talks.

The Council of Canadians, Jan 27, 2015. Council of Canadian endorses protest against TPP in NYC

eNews Park Forest, Jan 26 2015. Calling TPP a 'death pact,' health advocates rally outside secretive trade talks.

Common Dreams, Jan 26. 2015. Calling TPP a 'death pact,' health advocates rally outside secretive trade talks.

Deccan Chronicle, Jan 27. 2015. The patent puzzle.

The Asian Age, Jan 27, 2015. The patent puzzle.

The Times of India, Jan 25, 2015. World backs India against ‘bully’ US.

The Times of India, Jan 27, 2015. Promote Indian drugs, US health groups urge Obama

The Lancet, Jan 20, 2015. Political factors behind US global AIDS programmes slow-down.

The Body Pro, Jan 16, 2015. The cynical connectedness of Gilead's Hepatitis C pricing and anti-diversion policies.  

The Nation, Jan 12, 2015. As top democrats embrace a Robin Hood Tax, it's time for activist to go big.

Selected 2014 Media

News 24, Nov 28, 2014. Uganda 'HIV nurse' to be released from jail.

Health GAP's Word AIDS Day 2014 press release on Obama administration's broken promises.

The Week, Nov 17, 2014.  U.S. public health advocates are worried about a historic trade deal with Asia.

The Economist Times, Oct 8, 2014. Not to worry, PM Narendra Modi didn’t sell out on IPR.

Zeenews, Oct 2, 2014. Modi-Obama meet: US healthcare experts express concern over IP Working Group.

India Bharat Hindustan News, Nov 19, 2014. Modi Govt playing into hands of U.S. Drug companies?  

Daily News, Nov 26, 2014. AFRICAN-AMERICAN and LATINO AIDS AWARENESS: Under-30 advocates honored.

Poz magazine, Dec, 2014.  Celebrating youth power. Poz 100 features Amirah Sequiera, Michael Tikili, and Maureen Milanga for their game-changing work.

Deccan Chronicle, Nov 18, 2014. Made for Big Pharma.

Daily Maverick, Nov 17, 2014. Op-Ed Academics for TAC.

The Body, Nov 15th, 2014.  Can we afford to cure HIV?

Reuters, Oct 16, 2014. Medicine prices at risk under Pacific trade draft-critics. 

The Daily Dot, Oct 16,2014. The TPP may endanger world health, newly leaked chapter shows. 

The Asian Age, Oct 14, 2014. Intellectually challenged.

The Wall street Journal, October8, 2014. Will a U.S.-India Working Group do the Bidding of the Pharma Industry?

Equilibri, October 5, 2014. The Dangers of the Indian Government’s Flirtation with U.S. Pharma and the Risks for India’s Coherent, Pro-Public Health IP Policy.

The Times of India, Oct 3, 2014. Has PM Modi bowed to US pressure on patent laws?

Talk Radio News Service, Oct 1, 2014. Listen the world in 2:00.

Media Global News, Sept. 22, 2014. The faces of climate action.

Aljazeera America, Sept. 21, 2014. Protesters 'sound the climate alarm' in global marches.

The Hindu Business Line, Sept. 19, 2014. PM Modi must firmly rebuff US Pressure to dilute India's robust patent law. 

IRIN, May 9, 2014. Alarm as Uganda moves to criminalize HIV transmission. Health GAP's Asia Russell is quoted.

Le Monde. May 7, 2014. LeMonde. L'UE d'accord pour une taxe Tobin minimale dès 2016.

Buzzfeed, April 22, 2014. World Bank Review Team To Recommend Approving Loan To Uganda Despite Anti-Homosexuality Act. Health GAP's Asia Russell quoted.

Financial Express. March 20, 2014. US experts, non-profits back India’s intellectual property laws, say any downgrade unwarranted. Health GAP's Brook Baker is quoted.

The Times of India. Feb. 13, 2014. India faces US sanction threat. Health GAP's Brook Baker is interviewed.

Hindustan Times. Feb. 10, 2014. Academics, activists come to India’s aid as patents face US lens. Health GAP's Brook Baker is interviewed.

NPR. Feb. 7, 2014. Maker Of $1,000 Hepatitis C Pill Looks To Cut Its Cost Overseas. Health GAP's Brook Baker is interviewed.

Science Speaks: HIV & TB News. February 4, 2014. With Uganda anti-gay bill alive, clinicians, researchers seek to answer President Museveni’s questions on science, homosexuality.

Dehli Science Forum. January 24, 2014. South African Patients Need our Solidarity

The Lancet: Global Health, Governance and transparency at PEPFAR. January, 2014. By Health GAP's Senior Policy Analysts, Matt Kavanagh and Brook Baker.

Selected 2013 Media

All Africa. December 23, 2013. Uganda: New Law a Setback for Uganda's HIV Response. Health GAP's Asia Russell is quoted.

Mail & Guardian, US health policy weighs on SA's HIV patients. December 18, 2013. Story about Health GAP's report on how the US's shifting funding policy is harming South Africa. Matthew Kavanagh, the report's author is heavily quoted.

Health GAP's Press Release on BMS Agreement with the Medicines Patent Pool for ATV License. December 17, 2013.

NY Times, $12 Billion Is Pledged to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. December 3, 2013. Health GAP's Matthew Kavanagh is quoted.

Wall Street Journal, Obama Pledges Billions for AIDS FightPresident Boosts Contribution to Global Fund, and Directs $100 Million to Search for Cure, December 2, 2013. Health GAP's Matthew Kavanagh is quoted.

Thanh Nien News, Vietnam, other developing nations could lose as US seeks largesse for Big Pharma. November, 29, 2013. Health GAP's Brook Baker quoted.

Globe & Mail, Canada Must Learn from NAFTA Legal Battles. November 24, 2013. Health GAP's Brook Baker quoted.

Health GAP's press release for the Senate Passage of PEPFAR Reauthorization, Nov. 19, 2013. 

Pharmalot, The Op-Ed: What Patent Reform In Brazil And South Africa Can Mean, By Health GAP Senior Policy Analyst, Brook Baker, November 12, 2013.

Wall Street Journal Blog, Help Wanted: Global AIDS Coordinator, November 8, 2013. Health GAP's Matthew Kavanagh quoted.

Mail & Guardian, Brazil's Sick of Patent Exploitation, October 11, 2013. Health GAP's Brook Baker is quoted. 

Housing Works AIDS Issues Update, Big D.C. Meetup Oct 29 & 30 to Strategize for the Robin Hood Tax, October 9, 2013. Health GAP's Jennifer Flynn is quoted.

Asian Age. Patents: India Must Follow India's Prescription. Oct. 2, 2013. Article by Health GAP's Matthew Kavanagh.

Village Voice Blog, State Senator Brad Hoylman and 16 Other HIV/AIDS Protesters Arrested During Last Night's March for a "Robin Hood" Tax on Wall Street, Sept. 18, 2013. Photograph of Health GAP's Michael Tikili.

Gay City News, Robin Hood Shoots Arrows at UN, Wall Street, Sept. 18, 2013. Health GAP's Jennifer Flynn is interviewed.

NY1, Occupy Wall Street Protesters Mark Two-Year Anniversary, Sept. 17, 2013. Health GAP's Jennifer Flynn is interviewed.

Housing Works AIDS Issues Update, Rally next wednesday to demand Robin Hood Tax for stuff like AIDS, September 11, 2013. Health GAP's Jennifer Flynn is quoted. 

The Independent, Involving men in maternal health, September 6, 2013. Health GAP's Asia Russell is quoted

RIN: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Tackling HIV on Kenya's Transport Corridors, July 2, 2013. 

Health GAP press release on W.H.O. New Treatment Guidelines, June 30, 2013. 

NY Times, W.H.O. Issues Guidelines for Earlier H.I.V. Treatment , June 30, 2013. Health GAP's Asia Russell is quoted.

WBAI, Asia Pacific Forum- Generic Drug War: Global South vs. Big Pharma, June 17, 2013. Health GAP's Brook Baker interviewed.

NY Times, The Faces of H.I.V. in New York in 2013. Health GAP's Mark Milano is profiled.

SciDev.Net- Rich and poorest nations face off over TRIPS extension, May 21, 2013. Health GAP's Brook Baker is quoted.

Foreign Policy in Focus, May 20, 2013- TRIPping Up Least Developed Countries on Medicines, Green Tech, and Textbooks? by Health GAP's Matthew Kavanagh

Huffington Post, May 20, 2013- TRIPS Exemption Opposed By Obama Administration, Threatening Cost Spike For Drugs In Poorest Nations

Equilibri, April 24, 2013- Investors’ IP Rights Unbound:  The Danger of Investment Clauses to Access to Medicines. Invited OpEd by Health GAP's Brook Baker

Huffington Post, April 23, 2013- Inside-Outside Strategy On Wall Street Tax. Health GAP Mentioned.

Huffington Post, April 21, 2013- The New Bill to Rebuild the Nation with a Tax on Wall Street. Health GAP's Jennifer Flynn is quoted.

eNews Park Forest, April 17, 2013- Rep. Keith Ellison Reintroduces the Inclusive Prosperity Act Joined by Coalition...

Fire dog Lake, April 21, 2013- We are Going to Be Everywhere! Health GAP's Michael Tikili and Jennifer Flynn are quoted.

Former Investors, Nurses, Environmentalists, and Activists, Health GAP's Jennifer Flynn is quoted.

Congressmember Keith Ellison re-introduces the Inclusive Prosperity Act, April 17, 2013. Video of press conference. Health GAP's Jennifer Flynn speaks.

The Nation, April 17, 2013- A Robin Hood Response to the Austerity Lie: Tax Wall Street. Story about the re-introduction of Congressmember Ellison's bill with Health GAP mentioned.

The Lancet, April 13, 2013- India’s patent case victory rattles Big Pharma. Health GAP's Brook Baker is quoted.

A patent victory under threat, The Hindu Business Line, April 12, 2013. Article by Health GAP's Brook Baker.

Health GAP's press release on President Obama's FY 2014 budget

Huffington Post, April 5, 2013- The Economics of Cancer: Learning From India About Innovation, by Health GAP's Matt Kavanagh.

Mail and Guardian, April 5, 2013- Impoverished cancer patients benefit from rejected drug patent. Health GAP's Brook Baker and Dr. Jen Cohen are quoted.

NY Times, April 4, 2013- India's Novartis Decision. Health GAP's Brook Baker was an advisor to this powerful op ed. 

The Economic Times, April 4, 2013- EU, Australia, Canada may follow India's Patent Law. Health GAP's Brook Baker is quoted.

Majority Reports, April 3, 2013- Interview with Brook Baker on India Supreme Court Novartis decision.

NPR, April 1, 2013- Patent Ruling In India Could Boost Exports Of Cheap Medicine To Third World. Health GAP's Brook Baker and Dr. Jen Cohen.

Intellectual Property Watch, April 1, 2013- Novartis Loses Patent Bid: Lessons From India’s 3(d) Experience. Health GAP's Brook Baker is quoted.

PlusNews, March 14, 2013- Uganda government under pressure to boost ARV funding. Health GAP Uganda's Asia Russell is quoted.

NPR,  March 11, 2013- Cantor Offers Softer GOP Message. Harvard SGAC chapter and ACT UP Boston protest Cantor's budget.

Washington Post, March 11, 2013- Cantor Offers Softer GOP Message. Harvard SGAC chapter and ACT UP Boston protest Cantor's budget.

Alternet, March 7, 2013- No More Excuses: Soaring Market Latest Evidence of Need to Tax Wall Street

IRIN Plus, March 1, 2013- Analysis: Condoms continue to confound Uganda KAMPALA, 1 March 2013 (PlusNews) - Health GAP's Asia Russell was quoted.

BBC World Service, March 5, 2013- Kenyan elections / HIV baby 'cured' Health GAP's Paul Davis interviewed with Tony Fauci...

Plus News, February, 25, 2013-Activists pressure Kenya's presidential candidates to act on HIV

The Hill, January 8, 2013- A small sales tax on Wall Street reaps big rewards. Health GAP's Jennifer Flynn responds to Paul Schott Stevens’ “Don’t enact financial transaction taxes"...


Selected 2012 Media

Huffington Post, January 30, 2012-Health GAP's Matthew Kavanagh writes Can John Kerry Fix the Administration's AIDS Budget Problem?

CNN, Saturday Morning News, December 1, 2012- Health GAP's Jennifer Flynn interviewed about the Sequester.

Poz Magazine, December, 2012-Poz 100 The Soldiers, Health GAP's Michael Tikili is named one of the leading AIDS activists of his generation. 

CNN, Starting Point, November 28, 2012- Naked AIDS activists protest assistance cuts in John Boehner's office  (Health GAP's Jennifer Flynn interviewed)

Washington Post, November 28, 2012-AIDS Activists Arrested After Disrobing in House Speaker Boehner's Office (Health GAP's Jennifer Flynn quoted)

WAMU, Novermber 28, 2012- AIDS Activists Stage Naked Demonstration In Boehner's Office   (Health GAP's Jennifer Flynn interviewed)

US News and World Report, November 27, 2012- Nude AIDS Activists Arrested in Boehner's Office (Health GAP's Jennifer Flynn quoted)

NY Times, November 27, 2012- In Protesting Cuts, AIDS Activists Bare All  (Health GAP's Michael Tikili quoted)

fice: The three arrested had the words 'AIDS cuts kill' painted on their bodies and had linked arms with four men who also disrobed as part of the protest. (Health GAP's Jennifer Flynn quoted)

Talking Points Memo, November 27, 2013- Nude Protesters Arrested After Storming Speaker Boehner’s Office (Health GAP's Jennifer Flynn quoted)

CBS DC, November, 27, 2013- Nude AIDS Activists Arrested In Speaker Boehner’s Office (Health GAP's Jennifer Flynn quoted)

Huffington Post, November 27, 2012-John Boehner Naked Protesters: Group Storms House Speaker's Office (Health GAP's Jennifer Flynn quoted)

Bloomberg, November 27, 2012-Naked Ambition in Speaker’s Office: AIDS Activists Strip on Hill  (Health GAP's Jennifer Flynn quoted)

Business Insider, November 27 2012- Naked People Just Stormed John Boehner's Office To Protest Budget Cuts (Health GAP's Jennifer Flynn quoted)

WJLA, November 27, 2012- John Boehner naked protesters arrested (Health GAP's Jennifer Flynn quoted)

Raw Story, September 6, 2012- Five questions for: ‘Take the Money Out’ activist Paul Davis about disrupting a National Journal event

Raw Story, September 5, 2012- Five questions for a young activist fighting AIDS globally (SGAC's Amirah Sequeira interviewed)

Bloomberg Business Week, July 25, 2012- Obama Skipping AIDS Conference for Campaign Draws Activists’ Ire (Health GAP's Matthew Kavanagh quoted)

Washington Times, July 24, 2012-Obama hit for not showing at AIDS event (Health GAP's Jennifer Flynn quoted)

news@Northeastern, July 20, 2012-  3Qs: High time for an AIDS ‘wake- up call’ (interview with Health GAP's Brook Baker)

PBSNewsHour, June 11, 2012- Activists Question Obama's AIDS Plan (Health GAP Kenya's Paul Davis interviewed)

Huffington Post, April 13, 2012- Health GAP's Matthew Kavanagh writes, "Transformative Development: How Jim Yong Kim Might Change the World Bank"

Huffington Post, March 12, 2012-Health GAP's Matthew Kavanagh writes, "World Bank: Drastic Reformer Needed to Right a Failing Agenda" 

Poz Magazine, January/February, 2012-Forgotten Sons. Health GAP's Michael Tikili is interviewed about his experience living with HIV. 


Selected 2011 Media

NY Times, December 1, 2011-Obama Says He Will Seek More Money for AIDS Programs (Health GAP's Matt Kavanagh quoted)

NPR, December 1, 2011-Obama Embraces 'End of AIDS,' Promises to Accelerate AIDS Treatment (Health GAP's Jennifer Flynn interviewed)

IRIN, December 1, 2011- HIV/AIDS: Obama applauded for new treatment pledge (Health GAP's Asia Russell interviewed)

Columbia Spector, November 30, 2011- Halfway through AIDS pandemic? Hopefully, according to advocates (SGAC's Amirah Sequeira interviewed)

Health Affairs, November 29, 2011- PEPFAR’s Declining Investment In HIV/AIDS Treatment (by Health GAP's Matt Kavanagh and Margie Thorp

Village Voice, June 22, 2011- Generation HIV: Young Gay Men At Risk (interview with Michael Tikili)