HIV/AIDS

In a move that could boost access to affordable medicines in the developing world, the Medicines Patent Pool was formally created in July 2010, and promptly received official backing from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) two months later. MSF has been actively campaigning for the creation...
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has rejected ambitious proposals to turn back the AIDS epidemic in several high-burden sub-Saharan African countries. It has also decided to significantly delay the next opportunity for countries to apply for funding until December 2011, which...
HIV/AIDS treatment in developing countries is being dealt a double blow that will mean treatment recommendations cannot be implemented and the promise of new science remain unfulfilled, said the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). “The price of the newer...
“Since the project started in 2003, the quality of medical care offered to HIV patients in Guangxi province has vastly improved, and this project is a good example of how such collaboration between China’s health authorities and an international medical organization like MSF can be beneficial for...
Backtracking by international donors in funding HIV/AIDS risks undermining years of positive achievements and will cause many more unnecessary deaths, warns humanitarian aid group Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a new report. Titled “No time to quit: HIV/AIDS treatment gap widening in Africa”,...
Fiona FISHER, a medical doctor working for MSF in Manipur, India tells Vanlalsiam's story. Vanlalsiam is currently 11 yrs old. His parents and 2 siblings have all died (we assume due to HIV/AIDS) and so he is cared for by his grandmother. He has been attending MSF's Singngat clinic here in Manipur...
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The sound of coughing fills the short passageway outside the female ward of Scott Hospital in Morija , Lesotho . Apart from the nursing staff here in the ward there are no visitors among the neat row of beds. The beautiful landscape of majestically rising mountains and mottled green fields is...
A retreat from international funding commitments for AIDS threatens to undermine the dramatic gains made in reducing AIDS-related illness and death in recent years, according to a new report by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The MSF report highlights how expanding access to HIV treatment has not...
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