MSF activities at the Sixty-seventh session of the World Health Assembly (WHA), Geneva, 19–24 May 2014.
Phumeza Tisile, a former MSF patient who survived the deadliest form of drug-resistant tuberculosis, joined MSF at the World Health Assembly to deliver the DR-TB Manifesto’s urgent call to action to Ministers of Health.
MSF Interventions (will be posted as they are delivered):
MSF DR-TB Manifesto Campaign
The “Test Me, Treat Me” DR-TB Manifesto calls for urgent improvements in diagnosis and treatment of people with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB). On Monday, DR-TB Manifesto co-author Phumeza Tisile, who survived the most severe form of DR-TB know as extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB), delivered an urgent call to action to World Health Assembly delegates in Geneva, Switzerland, as they adopted an ambitious 20-year global plan to address TB.
Tuesday, 13 May: Open letter from civil society to Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Abandon the “Blue-Ribbon Task Force to Develop a Global Framework on Tiered-Pricing”
How is it possible...
...that we sent people to the moon almost 50 years ago, yet millions of people with tuberculosis are still treated with old, inadequate medicines?