MSF calls for no patents or profiteering on drugs, tests, or vaccines used for the COVID-19 pandemic, and for governments to prepare to suspend and override patents and take other measures, such as price controls, to ensure availability, reduce prices and save more lives.
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MSF is ready to deploy its emergency team and inflatable 50-bed facility elsewhere in Iran or to other countries where they are urgently needed.
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Faced with the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic, the French health system is strengthening its capacity to prevent and treat cases.
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Specialized medical protective equipment from MSF is on its way to Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital in the capital city of Hubei province, China, the epicentre of the current coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.
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In late January 2020, in conjunction with the Ministry of Health, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) implemented an HPV vaccination campaign for 8,500 nine-year-old girls in the Chiradzulu district of Malawi. Cervical cancer is largely preventable, and yet it is fatal for a disproportionate number of women in low- and middle-income countries. Particularly in sub-saharan Africa, cervical cancer is the number one cause of cancer-related mortality in women. Effective prevention The most effective prevention […]
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Despite decades of international aid and investment, Afghans still struggle to access basic and emergency medical care due to insecurity, distance, cost and the fact that many health facilities lack the staff and equipment they need, said Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today on the release of its report Reality Check: Afghanistan’s neglected healthcare […]
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In a pink room decorated with white flowers at Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) Kutupalong field hospital in Bangladesh, a woman lies curled around her sleeping child. It could be a peaceful scene, except for the intravenous lines snaking up from each child’s arm to a saline drip. This is an isolation ward and all […]
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Nearly 44,000 Venezuelans fleeing the economic and political crisis gripping their country have arrived in Arauca, northeastern Colombia, in recent years. Although they find what they need to survive there, many face precarious situations that are not being adequately addressed. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) offer vital medical services in the Tame region’s […]
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Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) protested in front of the New York Stock Exchange in New York today, demanding the pharmaceutical corporation Johnson & Johnson (J&J) make the tuberculosis (TB) drug bedaquiline available for all people with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) for no more than a dollar a day. The price of this crucial drug […]
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