Heidi Chow

Role

Senior campaigns manager

Biography

Heidi leads Global Justice Now’s pharmceutical campaign to fight for access to medicines in the UK and across the world and also works on the organisation's trade campaign. She has previously led and won the campaign to challenge the UK government's support for the New Alliance - an aid scheme that benefited corporations at the expense of Africa's small farmers. She has played an active role in the global movement for food sovereignty and in the development of the People's Food Policy. She has also campaigned on a range of economic justice issues such as food speculation, Europe’s bilateral trade deals, the World Trade Organisation and stopping RBS’s unethical investments. 

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Latest posts

The race for a coronavirus vaccine proves big pharma isn't fit for purpose


18 March 2020

As the spread of coronavirus continues unabated, the response of the pharmaceutical industry is being thrust into the spotlight. For years, major public health crises have exposed the fundamental conflict between profit and public health in our pharmaceutical system.

Don’t be fooled by the government’s pledge to keep the NHS out of a Trump trade deal, these are just empty words

The government published its long-awaited negotiating objectives for a US-UK trade deal this week which included categorical statements that the NHS and drug prices are not on the table. But this does not represent a victory for all who want to protect our NHS.

Big tech companies have too much power. But Trump wants to lock it in


04 December 2019

The leaked trade papers from meetings between the US and UK revealed how a trade deal with the US could be used to create and lock-in new rules for the digital economy. The US government is pushing an agenda to protect big tech companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook from regulation.

A Trump trade deal could multiply the threat from 'corporate courts'

The US has insisted on the most extreme version of corporate courts in US trade talks – just like in TTIP, the EU-US trade deal we stopped in 2016.

How Trump wants to force the NHS to pay more for medicines


02 December 2019

Boris Johnson’s government has been adamant that drug pricing is not on the table for a trade deal with Trump. But the leaked trade papers of their secret meetings with the US exposed that this is simply not true.

A toxic trade deal with Trump means a blank cheque for big pharma


29 October 2019

Last night, Channel 4’s Dispatches exposed the dangers to the NHS of a trade deal with the US. In spite of the government’s insistence that the NHS is off the table, the documentary revealed that five secret meetings have taken place between senior civil servants and representatives of the US pharmaceutical industry - none of these meetings have been declared claimed the show.

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