MSF Access Campaign Fly Trap Exhibit
First international presentation at the Genoa G8
17 July 2001
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is using the G8 meeting in Genoa as the first international presentation of the Access to Essential Medicines Campaign travelling exhibition, called Fly Trap. The Fly Trap allows the visitors to make a fictional route through diseases for which treatment is either too expensive or does not exist. The MSF Campaign aims to ensure that doctors will not have to tell their patients they are dying of market and political failure because there are few affordable medicines in developing countries and little research for infectious diseases. In the run up to the start of the G8 summit in Genoa, MSF is calling on the G8 leaders to develop a long-term sustainable solution to the crisis of the lack of access to medicines. In the hope that they will make addressing the needs of millions of people affected by major infectious diseases in the developing world a priority. The Fly Trap exhibit is open to the public from Jumy 16 to 20 at the Piazzale Kennedy, Genoa. MSF volunteers will be at the exhibit for questions and discussions.