TB doctor Irma Davitadze at work at the Regional Center of Infectious Pathology, AIDS and Tuberculosis in Batumi, a beach resort town on the Black Sea. MSF has worked here since 2014. Photograph by Daro Sulakauri
Issue brief |

Time to Align Medical Research With People's Health Needs

Photograph by Daro Sulakauri

We could have the vaccines, tests and medicines that we need, and they could be affordable. But today, many of the tools we need are too expensive, and many needs remain unaddressed by medical research. Governments provide billions of taxpayer dollars for medical research. They have the right - and the duty - to ensure that the money is used to meet people’s health needs.