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A pharmacist, Jacques Pinel joined MSF in 1979. He was instrumental in creating and organising many areas of MSF’s work; he implemented policies behind logistics, pharmacy and medicines, creating the concept of the kits MSF still uses to this day. He also established MSF Logistique, now in Bordeaux, a logistical centre for many of MSF’s field operations.
Last updated 19 August 2015
A call to keep the Global Fund effective at saving lives in all developing countries through its 2017-2021 strategy.Download this letter as a PDF Geneva, 29th of July 2015, Dear Board of Directors and Members of the Secretariat,
Last updated 7 August 2015
27 July 2015WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents: Twenty-second session Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) would like to first express our regret that there was no agreement on the future work programme in the last Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP), and would anticipate substantive progress to be made before this Committee, especially on the issues of patents and public health, including the proposal submitted by the African Group on public health and patents.
Last updated 27 July 2015
As the final round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations take place in Hawaii, MSF urges negotiating countries to reject provisions that threaten to restrict access to affordable medicines for millions of people. The following letter was sent to heads of governments, ministers of health and TPP lead negotiators for all countries currently involved in TPP, including Japan. For more information, please visit our Spotlight on TPP.
Last updated 22 July 2015
68th WHA: MSF Intervention on the Follow-up of the Report of the Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination
WHO 68th World Health Assembly, 2015Provisional agenda item 17.4 – Follow-up of the Report of the Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination Speaker: Judit Rius Sanjuan
68th WHA: MSF Intervention on the Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property
WHO 68th World Health Assembly, 2015 Provisional agenda item 17.5 – Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property Speaker: Shailly Gupta MSF strongly supports the 2022 extension of the mandate of the Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property.
WHO 68th World Health Assembly, 2015Provisional agenda item 15.1. Antimicrobial ResistanceSpeaker: Dr Arlene Chua
Last updated 18 May 2015
WHO 68th World Health Assembly, 2015 Provisional agenda item 16.4 – Global Vaccine Action Plan Speaker: Kate Elder
Last updated 18 May 2015
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), ACTION Global Health Advocacy Partnership, SWIFT Response Project, Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Treatment Action Group (TAG) and others are calling on global health actors to step up and ensure new and repurposed DR-TB drugs reach people who are otherwise without treatment options. SIGN ON LETTER to global actors and drug companies
Last updated 10 March 2015