3-23 | An innovative new vaccine which could prevent large numbers of children from dying of diarrhoea in sub-Saharan Africa has been successfully trialled in Niger, announced Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders on 23 March. Rotavirus infection is the leading cause of severe diarrhoea and kills an estimated 1,300 children each day, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa.
2-3 | After Phuong was diagnosed with Hepatitis C by a doctor in Vietnam, she was given some vitamins for her liver. Accompanying the pills was the advice that nothing much more could be done for her in there or in her native Cambodia. That was five years ago.
12-5 | As negotiators from the 16 countries in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) meet in Tangerang, Indonesia, starting today, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), along with other health groups, reiterated concerns about harmful intellectual property provisions in the proposed agreement that would increase market monopolies for pharmaceutical corporations and delay or block access to affordable generic medicines. With ratification and implementation of the highly controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement increasingly in doubt,
11-14 | Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) should extend their price reduction to all developing countries. Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) welcomes Pfizer’s decision to lower the price of its pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) for children caught in humanitarian emergencies.
In lead-up to RCEP trade deal negotiations in China, MSF urges countries not to trade away access to medicines
10-11 | As negotiators for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement prepare to meet in Tianjin, China, from 16-22 October, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders urges the 16 negotiating countries to reject any terms in the deal that will harm access to medicines.