When free is not fair: the case of vaccine donations
MSF's Research Unit on Humanitarian Stakes and Practices (UREPH) is pleased to announce the publication of the article ““When free is not fair: the case of vaccine donations” by James Smith in The Lancet Infectious Diseases (Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 128-130).
On 10 October 2015, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) rejected Pfizer's proposed donation of 1 million doses of its branded pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV). The news caused a stir in the global health community; after all, free essential health goods might be considered something to be celebrated.