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Breakthrough in treatment of HIV-related cryptococcal meningitis gives Gilead another opportunity to fulfil its promise to scale up access to lifesaving drug

Today, as preliminary AMBITION trial results demonstrated a breakthrough in treatment of HIV-related cryptococcal meningitis, simplifying and shortening treatment by using a single dose of liposomal amphotericin B (L-AmB) in combination with existing oral therapy, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders...

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EU, UK, Switzerland, Norway must stop blocking negotiations on landmark pandemic monopoly waiver

Ahead of the next World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting on the landmark pandemic monopoly waiver proposal — the ‘TRIPS waiver’ — the international humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) denounced the European Union (EU) and countries including the...

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COVID-19: Governments must act fast on consensus supporting historic move to suspend monopolies during pandemic

Over 100 countries support the landmark proposal Geneva —Ahead of a critical meeting at the World Trade Organization (WTO) tomorrow — and against the backdrop of COVID-19 cases surging globally — the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières /Doctors...

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Access to Medicines: In landmark move, India and South Africa propose no patents on COVID-19 medicines, tools during pandemic

Governments make request to WTO for intellectual property waiver for all countries until herd immunity reached Geneva - In a landmark move, India and South Africa on 2 October asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to allow all countries to...

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COVID-19 vaccine: 6 recommendations for equitable access

We're in a time of unprecedented mobilisation to tackle COVID-19. We're in a time of unprecedented mobilisation to tackle COVID-19. Governments and philanthropies have contributed billions to the research and development of COVID-19 vaccines, while Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, has recently launched...

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Access to medicines: MSF demands review of USTR Special 301 report on trade barriers

In a letter to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on 6th February 2020, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders submitted comments to the review process of USTR’s 2020 Special 301 Report and raised concerns of the public health impact of...

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MSF: Global vaccines community must urgently support roll out of new more affordable pneumonia vaccine

Global vaccines community must do everything it can to help introduce the new, more affordable pneumonia vaccine in all countries, especially middle-income countries Barcelona – As governments and the global vaccines community gather this week at the first ever Global...

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Access to medicines: As J&J release earnings, MSF protests price of lifesaving TB drug

As J&J release earnings, MSF protests price of lifesaving TB drug in front of New York Stock Exchange New York, 22 January 2020—Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) protested in front of the New York Stock Exchange in New York today, demanding...

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Access to medicines: Gavi must ensure more children get new, more affordable pneumonia vaccine

Geneva, 21 January 2020 — As Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, starts to commemorate its 20th year and launches a new fundraising appeal, the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) stressed that more must be done to...

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MSF: $262 million subsidy should not go to pharma giants Pfizer and GSK for pneumonia vaccine

New Delhi - Ahead of this week’s board meeting of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, in New Delhi, India, Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) called on board members to immediately stop paying out funds from a remaining US$262 million subsidy...

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MSF and TB activists disrupt opening of TB conference to protest drug corporations keeping life-saving medicines from people

Newer medicines for DR-TB are desperately needed, but barriers to access, including high prices, keep them out of reach for most people around the world. Hyderabad, 30 October – Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) joined tuberculosis (TB) activists to disrupt...

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MSF urges PM Modi not to make any trade commitments to US threatening access to medicines

Ahead of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US to discuss a ‘trade-package’ with the US President Donald Trump, Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders (MSF) urges the Indian government to not make any commitments regarding intellectual property,...

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