9-25 | Urgent need to scale up newer tools available today to save lives; and develop a fast, safe and simple cure for TB As global leaders gather for the first-ever United Nations tuberculosis (TB) Summit in New York this week, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders called on governments to save more lives by scaling up TB testing and treatment today, and make real commitments to develop more effective and easier-to-use tools to defeat TB tomorrow. New global TB figures released last week by
7-23 | As the annual global HIV/AIDS conference gets underway in Amsterdam, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) called out ViiV Healthcare—a division of US and UK pharmaceutical corporations Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline plus Japan’s Shionogi—for preventing children with HIV from getting child-appropriate formulations of a critical HIV medicine, dolutegravir. The World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends dolutegravir as a preferred treatment option for adults and for children from four weeks to ten years of age, to replace pediatric treatments containing sub-optima
3-28 | by Joanne Liu (the international president of Médecins Sans Frontières.) and Paual Farmer (The co-founder of Partners in Health, Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.) Though TB can strike anyone, it disproportionately afflicts marginalized and vulnerable populations in places like refugee camps, slums, and prisons.
3-23 | Despite being curable, the world is losing the battle against tuberculosis (TB). The road ahead is rife with challenges, from diagnosis to treatment, for patients and treatment providers alike. In this Q&A, Dr. Francis Varaine, leader of the MSF working group on Tuberculosis, explains MSF’s priorities over the next ten years. Where are we in the fight against TB? We’re not exactly winning.
7-25 | Global attention needed to prevent and treat AIDS in antiretroviral era, with 50% of hospital admissions in MSF hospitals already on treatment and showing clinical signs of failure. An unacceptably high number of people continue to develop and die of AIDS1-related diseases across sub-Saharan Africa.