When free is not fair: the case of vaccine donations

By James Smith

Read the complete article in The Lancet Infectious Diseases

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.

Read the complete article in The Lancet Infectious Diseases