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Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) are pleased that, having shared the results of TB-PRACTECAL, our clinical trial that found a new, safer and more effective six-month oral treatment regimen for multi drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), the World Health Organization (WHO) have...
MSF nurse administers a COVID-19 vaccine to a Venezuelan migrant at the MSF health post in Aguas Verdes, close to the Peru-Ecuador border. © MAX CABELLO ORCASITAS
Draft text is NOT the intellectual property Waiver for COVID-19 medical tools people need. Almost one and a half years since India and South Africa first proposed a landmark intellectual property (IP) Waiver for COVID-19 medical tools at the World Trade Organization (WTO), a draft text that had...
Swiss pharmaceutical corporation Roche must urgently share know-how and technology with broad range of manufacturers in low- and middle-income countries to scale up production and access As the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended tocilizumab today for people with severe COVID-19, Médecins...
The second wave of COVID-19 is reaching extremely alarming levels in India. As of 18 May, the total number of active COVID-19 cases in India is at 3,353,765. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has scaled up medical intervention in Mumbai, while at the same time undertaking precautionary measures to...
MSF International President appeals to governments stonewalling on landmark proposal As governments prepare to meet for another round of talks at the World Trade Organization (WTO) tomorrow, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) urged the small number of governments that continue...
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will meet tomorrow to discuss emergency use authorisation of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine candidate. If the vaccine is approved, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) calls on J&J to send its first shipments to...
The COVAX Facility today announced the delivery of its first COVID-19 vaccine doses to Ghana. This first delivery from the COVAX Facility comes over two months after the first people started receiving COVID-19 vaccines in wealthy countries. Kate Elder, Senior Vaccines Policy Advisor, MSF Access...
Ahead of the next round of talks at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to discuss a proposal by South Africa and India to waive monopolies on COVID-19 medical tools during the pandemic, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) called on the wealthy countries opposing the proposal not...
As the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) starts meeting today and later this month to discuss emergency use authorisation of both the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine candidates, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warns that any eventual COVID-19 vaccine approval...
Terms of a deal disclosed show that we cannot rely on pharma’s goodwill to do the right thing, even in a pandemic. After the worrying terms of a deal struck between pharmaceutical corporation AstraZeneca and Brazilian public research body Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) were disclosed recently,...
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