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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.

11. April 2018.
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EU-India FTA

MSF statement on resumption of EU-India FTA negotiations

We call on the EU to live up to its commitment to prioritize public health interests by removing and rejecting harmful intellectual property rules that will put millions of lives at risk.

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Access Barriers: The Issues

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

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