E-DRUG: HAIAP 40 years May 29
Health Action International Asia Pacific (HAIAP) 1981-2021 - 40 years!
We are celebrating our 40th anniversary at a special virtual gathering
on May 29, 2021 at 7 pm Penang time. Please join us.
Please register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the meeting.
The HAI / HAIAP story is a story of partnerships throughout our
regions - scientists and social activists, doctors and health workers,
global groups and grassroots effort - that have made what has become a
significant force for equitable access to essential medicines.
The rampant globalisation and misleading marketing within the milieu
of a global pandemic are also leading to arousal of public interest
groups all over the world to join and strengthen the networks for
change to just and equitable health systems.
HAI-AP News is the organ of HAIAP and presents the happenings and
activities in the region and carries material in support of
On May 29, the 40th anniversary of the founding of HAI, we will hear
from three of our founders - Dato Seri Anwar Fazal, Dr Mira Shiva and
Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury and our HAIAP Governing Council Chair - Dr
Niyada Kiatying Angsulee as well as from Tan Sri Dzulkifli Abdul Razak
We will also hear short reports from HAIAP people in a range of
countries - highlighting the breadth of interest and activities in the
The Olle Hansson Award will be revived and a Fellowship Award will
also be established.
Award 1. The Olle Hansson Award will be recognition of long activism
Award 2. HAIAP-Gonoshasthaya Kendra Award: A 3-6 month Fellowship
at Gonoshasthaya Kendra (Bangladesh) for a younger person activist.
During the year we will work towards producing a book that will be a
chronicle of the life of HAIAP.
We look forward to being in touch with our E-Drug friends.
Coordinator: Health Action International Asia Pacific