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Paris, 10 September 2021

New comic : Corporate Capture of Our Healthcare Systems Derails Health Equity

Corporate capture of government decision-making on healthcare poses one of the most dangerous threats to people’s right to health.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a staggering example of how corporate capture is at the heart of the inherent failure of healthcare systems globally. How does this manifest itself? At a time when sharing scientific knowledge, including patents, could save millions of lives - several pharmaceutical corporations and States have opposed this, resulting in inequitable distribution of vaccines.

Today ESCR-Net, of which we are a member, publishes a comic to illustrate how corporate capture affects our everyday lives and right to health.

Act now!

  1. Share this comic on corporate capture of our healthcare systems - tag us @HumanDty and @ESCRNET using the following hashtags: #StopCorporateCapture, #HealthOverProfit
  2. Use this comic as an education tool and in your advocacy work!
  3. Disseminate and denounce reports of evolving cases of capture of health care in your own context using #HealthOverProfit and @ESCRNet.

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For more information, you can also read the background document drafted by ESCR Net. It  lays out the prevailing symptoms of corporate capture of healthcare systems.