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Once considered a disease on the decline, the social and economic downfall that followed after the collapse of the Soviet Union has sparked an escalation of the TB epidemic in many post-USSR countries,...
Last updated 7 March 2013
This past December, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) issued an alert about a measles epidemic in northern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s Equateur and Orientale provinces, trying to draw attention...
Last updated 7 March 2013
Atlanta, 5 March 5 2013 -- At the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Atlanta, the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)...
As Clock Ticks Toward Trans-Pacific Trade Pact Deadline, U.S. Must End Stall Tactics on Access to Medicines
NEW YORK, 4 MARCH 2013 — As closed-door talks for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement resume in Singapore this week, international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières...
MSF has been working in the province of Narciso Campero in Bolivia to prevent, diagnose, and treat Chagas disease. Despite the fact that the medicines used to treat it are over 40 years old and have...
Last updated 28 February 2013
Africa IP Forum: TAC and MSF ask Minister Rob Davies: “Patent law reform is long overdue, where are your proposals?”
JOHANNESBURG, 25 February 2013 – This week the South African Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) sponsors a high-level forum to discuss harnessing intellectual property (IP) to encourage African...
In the past month, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in the Bunyakiri region of Democratic Republic of Congo's South Kivu Province have vaccinated more than 65,000 children aged 6 months to 15 years...
Last updated 1 February 2013
‘Decade of Vaccines’ blueprint ignores high vaccine prices and lacks ambition on better-adapted vaccines
24 January 2013, Geneva - Governments meeting at the World Health Organization’s Executive Board (WHO EB) this week must seize the opportunity to improve serious shortcomings in the document that will...
Last updated 24 January 2013
8 January 2013, CAPE TOWN – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the first new tuberculosis (TB) treatment in 50 years, bedaquiline, to treat multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB)....
20 DECEMBER 2012 — Regardless of the parties or individuals responsible for the recent escalation of attacks against health workers in Pakistan, both patients and medical workers risk losing their...
Last updated 3 January 2013