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We believe that everyone has a right to affordable medical care wherever they live.

We are living through a global pandemic. Scientists are racing to develop new medicines, vaccines and tests. But we fear that these new tools won’t reach everyone in need because of patent and other IP barriers. MSF has seen how patents can block lifesaving medicines from people in our care for many decades and we can’t allow it to happen now with COVID-19.

That’s why we’ve launched our campaign, No Patents, No Monopolies in a Pandemic. 

We look forward to having you on board and updating you on our activities - Thank YOU!

South African activists protest in support of the WTO TRIPS Waiver

No Patents, No Monopolies in a Pandemic

Monopolies are often an obstacle between people and the lifesaving health tools they need. Patents and other exclusivities limit supply and keep prices high.

In this unprecedented global emergency, governments have taken an incredibly strong stance at the World Trade Organization (WTO), proposing to allow countries to temporarily waive the obligations of enforcing patents, trade secrets and other types of intellectual property (IP) during the COVID-19 pandemic – to boost global production and supply so that everyone, everywhere has access to lifesaving treatments, vaccines, tests and other medical tools needed to beat back this pandemic.

Support this action by urging these last remaining opponents of the TRIPS Waiver to show global solidarity and stop blocking it!

Photo by Tadeu Andre