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Despite the clear need for radically improved methods of diagnosing TB, little progress has been made for those providing TB care in resource limited, high burden countries. Specifically, R&D efforts have failed to target the area where need is greatest: the peripheral level of the health care system where the majority of patients are seen.
Last updated 18 March 2009
The tests used today to detect tuberculosis are not good enough – but what should a new TB test look like exactly? On 17-18 March 2009, MSF brought together a number of doctors, lab workers, community activists and test developers to answer this question. MSF Access Campaign Director Dr. Tido von Schoen-Angerer talks us through what is needed in a new TB test and explains why we can’t settle for anything less.
Last updated 17 March 2009
Last updated 20 October 2008
Five years ago, the World Trade Organization came to an agreement, the so-called August 30th Decision, that was intended to increase access to affordable treatment for people in developing countries through the compulsory licensing of much needed medicines. The idea was to incentivise the production and export of generic medicines from countries able to produce medicines to countries where no such production capacity existed but where the medicines were needed.
Last updated 25 September 2008
Satellite Session Tuesday, 5 August 2008. 7.00 – 8.30 AM XVII International AIDS Conference Banamex Center, Mexico City Skills Building Room 9 Taking the Plunge How the UNITAID Patent Pool Could Help Increase Access to Newer ARVs and Stimulate Innovation Organized by Knowledge Ecology International (KEI), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines and OXFAM
Last updated 8 August 2008
Meeting Report Click here to go directly to presentations Responding to the Failure of Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) Programmes What needs to Change? Experts Roundtable Geneva, 23-24 June 2008 Meeting Report (can be downloaded as PDF from left hand column)
Last updated 24 June 2008
Representatives from more than 150 countries are meeting in Geneva this week at the World Health Assembly. One of their tasks is to complete the work of the Intergovernmental Working Group on Innovation, Public Health and Intellectual Property (IGWG) on a deal both to increase access to medicines in developing countries and to reform a system of medical research and development that has failed to deliver new treatments to patients in the developing world. Access Campaign director, Dr Tido von Schoen-Angerer, says there's still a window of opportunity.
Last updated 27 May 2008
On 11 April 2008, MSF convened a one-day consultation of tuberculosis public health experts, scientists, diagnostics and drug developers, health economists and intellectual property specialists with the aim of feeding into the World Health Organization's work on public health, innovation and intellectual property. On the one hand the urgent diagnostic needs from the field were presented by MSF staff and possible new funding mechanisms to match these needs were explored with expert contributors.
Last updated 11 April 2008
Malnutrition is associated with half of all deaths in children under the age of five. Yet despite the urgent need, leadership in supporting newer, more ambitious strategies and objectives has been sorely lacking.
Last updated 3 March 2008
Agenda Reducing Mortality and Morbidity in Malnutrition Satellite at UN SCN 2008 in Hanoi 1 March 2008, 12:00 – 18:00 Hoa Binh Hotel 27 Ly Thuonhg Kiet
Last updated 1 March 2008