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.

31. May 2018.
SA IP Policy

South Africa takes landmark step for access to medicines


MSF applauds the government of South Africa in its efforts to "take off patent blindfold" and change patent laws to increase access to affordable medicines.

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Access Barriers: The Issues

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

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