In lead-up to RCEP, MSF urges countries not to trade away access to medicines
As negotiators for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement prepare to meet in Tianjin, China, from 17-21 October, MSF urges the 16 negotiating countries to reject any terms in the deal that will harm access to medicines. Read more
THE NAKED TRUTH
The high prices of medicines sometimes stop our medical teams and others from giving the treatment we know can save lives. The pharmaceutical industry says the high prices they charge for medicines are down to the costs of research.
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TPP: A BAD DEAL FOR MEDICINE
After 5 years of secret negotiations the US and 11 other Pacific countries have reached an agreement on the full text of the TPP which will now be submitted to national processes for final signature and ratification. Read MSF's reaction.
HIV REPORT: MAKING VIRAL LOAD ROUTINE
The report aims to share practical lessons learnt from MSF’s UNITAID-funded HIV viral load initiative, which has since 2013 supported the scale-up of viral load testing in seven countries.
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What is the Campaign?
Médecins Sans Frontières set up the Access Campaign in 1999 to push for access to, and the development of life-saving and life prolonging medicines, diagnostic tests and vaccines for patients in MSF programmes and beyond. We are a multi-disciplinary team that includes doctors, pharmacists, scientists, lawyers, as well as advocacy and communications experts. We also work with patient groups and other civil society organisations in response to their concerns over access to treatment.
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