South Africa

A trial aiming to find a better treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) has stopped enrolling patients early after its independent data safety and monitoring board indicated that the regimen being studied is superior to current care, and more patient data was extremely unlikely to...
Twenty years ago antiretroviral medicines to treat HIV were a rare luxury in South Africa. The rich could buy them for tens of thousands of rands in the private sector. Most had no access to treatment at all. At the time, president Thabo Mbeki and his infamous minister of health Manto Tshabalala-...

While it’s great to celebrate all the amazing things women can do, we should not forget that women in the Philippines and all over the world still suffer from so much abuse and discrimination. 

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) released findings from a follow-up survey of its community-based HIV/TB project in Eshowe, KwaZulu Natal. It shows that the project has achieved the UNAIDS targets of 90-90-90 1 one year ahead of the 2020 deadline, with results of 90-94-95: 90% of people living with...
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...
Companies and countries must take urgent action to increase access to these life-saving treatments Only 4,800 people with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) in 2016 were treated with two newer and much more effective medicines, even though these have now been on the market for up to four years,...
Trade agreements and pressure on India’s ‘pharmacy of the developing world’ pose major threats to access Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today released the 18th edition of its HIV drug pricing report, Untangling the Web of Antiretroviral Price Reductions, at the International AIDS Conference in...
Humanitarian crisis calls for extension of moratorium on deportations Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is gravely concerned that South African authorities’ strategies to address migration do nothing to resolve the greater humanitarian crisis surrounding vulnerable migrants, refugees, and asylum...
International medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is expressing grave concern for the health and lives of thousands of survival migrants and refugees entering and living in South Africa. Sexual violence, appalling living conditions, police harassment, threats of...
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