Overcoming Barriers to Access

Our objective is to lower the cost of medicines, vaccines and tests through competition, to ensure patents are not a barrier to access and to push back against harmful trade deals or entrenched industry interests.

2. October 2012

Resource for Challenging Unfair Drug Patents Launches

As developing countries increasingly face high drug prices, MSF has launched a new online resource that aims to guide civil society through the process of challenging unjustified drug patents. » READ MORE



Access Barriers: The Issues

© Juan Carlos Tomasi

Learn about the major barriers to access to drugs, tests and vaccines that MSF is trying to break down.

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Kala Azar: Still Waiting
Some three decades ago, a mystery disease spread throughout Sudan and what is now South Sudan, decimating communities, sewing fear, and killing scores...

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MSF & Patents

© Julie Remy

MSF created the Access Campaign to help get our patients the best possible treatment which includes looking at the political and commercial barriers that stand in the way of access to affordable medicine.

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Overcoming Barriers to Access Facts

Most HIV-prevalent countries are still struggling to reach more than 50% of people in need of anti-retroviral treatment (ART)

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