Othoman Mellouk is an expert in the field of access to medicines with a special focus on intellectual property and other regulatory barriers. After graduating from Paris VI Medical University, Othoman joined the main HIV organization in Morocco in the late 90s, where he contributed to the introduction of the first ARVs in the country.
Othoman is the program lead of the intellectual property and access to medicines program at ITPC. He coordinates the “Make Medicines Affordable” campaign, covering 24 low and middle-income countries across Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia and Africa. The campaign aims to remove legal barriers in terms of intellectual property to facilitate market entry of quality generic and biosimilar health products at an affordable price with the promotion of local production as a sustainable solution to ensure safety, affordability and health sovereignty.
Based in Marrakesh, Morocco & Condeau, France.