Overcoming Barriers to Access

Our objective is to lower the cost of medicines, vaccines and tests through competition, to ensure patents are not a barrier to access and to push back against harmful trade deals or entrenched industry interests.

2. October 2012

Resource for Challenging Unfair Drug Patents Launches

As developing countries increasingly face high drug prices, MSF has launched a new online resource that aims to guide civil society through the process of challenging unjustified drug patents. » READ MORE



Access Barriers: The Issues

© Juan Carlos Tomasi

Learn about the major barriers to access to drugs, tests and vaccines that MSF is trying to break down.

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