MSF joins noma survivors in celebrating inclusion in WHO neglected tropical diseases list

Three years into its campaign to have noma recognised as a neglected tropical disease (NTD), international medical organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) welcomes the decision by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), to include noma in the WHO’s official list of NTDs. Following a meeting in Geneva on […]

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Flash quote: MSF statement on reported close talks between Canada and pharmaceutical companies over TRIPS Waiver

MSF in Agok, South Sudan.

Reporting by Politico today suggests that the Canadian Government appears sympathetic to pharmaceutical industry objections to the TRIPS Waiver – a measure proposed at at the World Trade Organization to temporarily waive certain intellectual property rights on COVID-19 vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has time and again witnessed how monopoly rights […]

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Why Canada should support the WTO waiver to expand access to COVID-19 medical technologies (via ACCESS)

MSF in Agok, South Sudan.

An MSF statement calling on Canada to support efforts to increase access to COVID-19 vaccines and other health technologies through a proposed intellectual property waiver at the WTO […]

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MSF Response: Canada declares donation of 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine donation announcement at this weekend’s G7 Summit falls far short of Canada’s, and the world’s, commitment to ensuring equitable global access to COVID-19 vaccines, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said. 

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MSF responds to announcement of manufacturing plans for Novavax COVID-19 vaccine (NVX-CoV2373) in Canada

MSF in Agok, South Sudan.

As Canada looks to expand its biomanufacturing capacity for vaccines and other health technologies, it’s essential we look not only at how best to meet domestic Canadian needs, but how to ensure this capacity will also help us respond to global unmet needs for COVID-19 and other vaccines. 

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