Lorena Di Giano

last updated 12/7/2017

Lorena Di Giano

General Coordinator at Redlam Waste Services

Location:
Industrial Road, Unanderra, New South Wales, Australia
HQ Phone:
+61 2 4272 4866

General Information

Experience

Executive Director - Fundación Grupo Efecto Positivo

Education

law degree

Affiliations

Member - UNAIDS

Recent News  

Fundación Grupo Efecto Positivo | International Forum: Access to HIV and Hepatitis C Medicines

After a brief introduction and welcome words by Lorena Di Giano, General Coordinator of RedLAM, and by Dr. Carlos Cáceres, Director of the University's Centro de Investigación Interdisciplinaria en Sexualidad, Sida y Sociedad, the first part of the forum began, centered on showing how intellectual property represents a barrier to access to essential medicines, specifically focused on the new treatments for hepatitis C.
In the same line, Lorena Di Giano (FGEP-RedLAM, Argentina) and Marcela Vieira (ABIA-RedLAM, Brasil) introduced the cases of sofosbuvir's patent oppositions in Argentina and Brazil, done jointly last May with organizations from Ukraine and Russia to prevent Gilead's patents system abuse and allow sofosbuvir to reach every person who needs it. Besides stressing the failure to fulfill legal requirements such as lack of novelty and use of public knowledge already available, that exclude the possibility to obtain a patent, Di Giano declared that "it is essential that TRIPs health safeguards are used as valid instruments to promote access ". Her speech also alerted about the terrible consequences that the signing of free trade agreements such as the Trans Pacific Partnership may have for the region's countries, since it could be a vehicle for the U.S. to remove most public health safeguards from local laws.

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Maria Lorena Di Giano
Maria Lorena Di Giano is Executive Director of Fundación Grupo Efecto Positivo and General Coordinator of RedLAM - FGEP is the leading organization of RedLAM. Currently, she is coordinating a regional program focused on improving access to ARVs by addressing intellectual property barriers in countries of the Latin American region. She is a lawyer who specialized in Human Rights and HIV and AIDS. She is an experienced advocate who has dedicated her professional background to defending the human rights of people living with HIV (PLHIV). She has offered legal support and representation for PLHIV in local and national courts in Argentina, as well as at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in cases of human rights violations. In the past she has worked for the Argentinean Network of Women Living with HIV/AIDS, as the Project Manager and Campaigner, and also undertaken facilitation and training activities in topics such as human rights, gender, leadership and advocacy. From 2004 and 2007 she served as a member of UNAIDS Theme Group in Argentina, representing people living with HIV. She has a law degree from Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata in Argentina.

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2014 SCA Barcelona Participants | Center for Artistic Activism

Lorena Di Giano
María Lorena Di Giano, Executive Director, Fundación Grupo Effecto Positivo (FGEP) - Ms. Di Giano is a lawyer who specializes in human rights and HIV/AIDS and earned her law degree from Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata in Argentina. Since January 2012 Lorena is serving as General Coordinator of RedLAM - Red Latino Americana por el Acceso a Medicamentos (FGEP is the leading organization of RedLAM) in which role she is coordinating a regional program focused on improving access to ARVs by addressing intellectual property barriers in countries of Latin American region.

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