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Geneva - On the eve of the Board meeting of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) called on the Board to make urgent changes to Global Fund policies and practices for…
Access to medicines: HIV and TB treatment at risk as countries gradually lose Global Fund support
The Hague — Activists interrupted the opening ceremony of the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health in The Hague today, to call on US pharmaceutical corporation Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to cut the price of the TB drug bedaquiline in half, to ‘one dollar per day’, so that people who…
Activists interrupt TB conference opening ceremony to call on J&J to cut price of TB drug in half, to one dollar per day
The Hague — People with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) continue to be deprived of today’s best-possible treatment in part because of high drug prices, according to a new report — DR-TB Drugs Under the Microscope — released today by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) at the…
MSF warns high prices of tuberculosis drugs restrict people´s access to best drug-resistant TB treatment
Sharonann Lynch, HIV & TB advisor for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) Access Campaign, made the following statement today following the first-ever United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis (TB): “The good news is this historic meeting happened at a time when the…
MSF response to first-ever UN tuberculosis summit
New York — As global leaders gather for the first-ever United Nations tuberculosis (TB) Summit in New York this week, the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) called on governments to save more lives by scaling up TB testing and…
Global leaders must make bold commitments at first-ever UN tuberculosis summit
Gilead’s price gouging for Sofosbuvir blocks millions of people from getting treatment Munich/Paris/New York – This week in Munich, the European Patent Office is hearing a legal challenge filed by groups in 17 countries in March 2017 against an unmerited patent that allows US pharmaceutical…
MSF and groups call for end to Gilead’s unwarranted hepatitis C grug monopoly in Europe
Geneva — The international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today welcomed the new World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations for improved treatment for people with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), prioritising the use of several…
MSF applauds the World Health Organization’s move to recommend improved tuberculosis treatment options
Bangkok/Geneva - As the sixteen countries negotiating Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement meet in Bangkok this week for another round of closed-door negotiations, public health experts and the international medical humanitarian organization - Doctors Without…
ASEAN and India urged not to trade away people’s lives in trade agreement
New York - Countries negotiating the final declaration text for the first-ever UN High-level Meeting on Tuberculosis in September are being put under significant pressure to drop all references to protecting countries’ rights to take fully-legal actions to access affordable medicines for their…
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) welcomes two patent oppositions filed by Delhi Network of Positive People (DNP+) before the Indian patent office, challenging additional patent claims by US pharmaceutical corporation-Gilead Sciences for the hepatitis C medicines sofosbuvir and…
People living with hepatitis C and HIV challenge evergreening patents on lifesaving hepatitis C drugs in India