World AIDS Day - 2002

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Time to act: global apathy towards HIV/AIDS is a crime against humanityDec 1, 2002: "There are some people who say that in Africa, people will not be able to take these drugs because they cannot tell time. I may not have a watch, but I can assure you that since I started taking my triple therapy in August last year, I haven't missed one dose." - Fred Minandi, a farmer from Malawi

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Access denied to essential medicines in developing world, Dec 1, 2002: The WHO has warned that, although access to essential drugs has improved remarkably since the introduction of its model list of essential drugs in 1977, one third of the world's population still lacks access to these drugs.

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Other material from MSF

July 7, 2002 : MSF at the XIV International AIDS Conference

July 7, 2002: MSF press release - WAITING TO TREAT AIDS IS A CRIME

MSF International President Morten Rostrup states: "Today and every day, more than 8,000 people with AIDS will die. Yet the international community refuses to mount and fund an adequate global response - we are faced with nothing less than a crime against humanity."

July 7, 2002: Why is the West ignoring AIDS?

As Africa-style Aids epidemics are set to spread to Eastern Europe and India, the richer nations are only giving a fraction of what's needed.