Europe! Hands Off our Medicine

Europe is pursuing harmful trade policies that could stop the flow of affordable and life-saving medicines to patients in developing countries. Join MSF and demand that Europe gets its “HANDS OFF OUR MEDICINE”.

9. April 2013.

EU-India FTA puts millions of lives at risk

As European pressure mounts on India to sign a free trade agreement, activists from across Europe mobilised in Brussels to demand the removal of provisions that will harm people’s access to medicines across the developing world. » READ MORE


India 2013 © Neha

About the Campaign

Belgium 2011 © Will Hardy

The European Union is pushing harmful policies through a trade deal with India, its own customs regulations and a secret ‘anti-counterfeiting’ treaty which could disrupt the availability of life-saving medicines for millions.

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Kenya 2011 © Paul Davis

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) relies heavily on generic medicines made in India to carry out its medical work in more than 60 countries. But the ‘pharmacy of the developing world’ is under attack from the US, the EU, Japan and others who are protecting multinational pharmaceutical profits over peoples’ lives.

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Voices of the Campaign


MSF pharmacist Janice Lee explains how the policies Europe is pursuing could make HIV/AIDS medicines and other drugs more expensive and less available for MSF and for others.

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© Brendan Bannon

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