Treating multi drug resistant TB and HIV/AIDS in Manipur, India

Access to medicines

Unaffordable, unavailable, not adapted - people around the world face these challenges in accessing lifesaving medicines.

During the 1990s, MSF teams made a bitter observation: we were failing to treat some of our patients suffering from infectious diseases, while in developed countries, remarkable progress was being made in the field of health. Two decades on, medicines in developing countries are still either too expensive, aren't suitable to be used in many of the contexts in which we work (for example, in hot, humid conditions or where there's a lack of electricity), or simply don't exist for the diseases we need to treat.

In 1999, we launched the Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines, now known as the Access Campaign. Its mission focuses on three areas: overcoming barriers to access to essential medicines, stimulating research and development for neglected diseases, and promoting health exceptions to global trade agreements. In 2003, MSF joined several research institutes, including the Institut Pasteur, to create the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), a non-profit research and development organisation engaged in research and development of new treatments for neglected diseases.

 
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MSF Access Campaign

msfaccess.org
 
Cambodia Hep-C
Access to medicines

MSF challenges Gilead’s patent application for hepatitis C treatment

Press Release 15 Dec 2017
 
User fees - testimonies from CAR
Global health

Health policies must focus on needs of individuals

Report 11 Dec 2017
 
Cholera intervention in South Kivu
Access to Healthcare

Taxing the ill - How user fees are blocking universal health coverage

Report 8 Dec 2017
 
TB support in Swaziland
Tuberculosis

Governments given deadline to increase testing and treatment

Press Release 15 Nov 2017
 
MSF Clinic Hepatitis C Unit - Noor Alam #2
Access to medicines

Hepatitis C - Not even close

msfaccess.org 30 Oct 2017
 
Chiradzulu: Complicated HIV clinic days
Photo Story

Daily struggles of the most vulnerable

25 Oct 2017
Photo Story
 
MSF TB Treatment in Mumbai, India
Access to medicines

People still being denied improved treatment for multidrug-resistant TB

Press Release 13 Oct 2017
 
Irak - MSF mobile clinics in Kirkuk and Salahedin governorates
Iraq

Hawijah offensive pushes nearly 14,000 people to neighbouring districts

Project Update 12 Oct 2017
 
Bangassou - multi antigen vaccination campaign.
Access to medicines

Patent Office dashes hopes for affordable pneumonia vaccine

Press Release 22 Aug 2017
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