Al Jazeera hosts a discussion on “Neglected Tropical Diseases” (NTD)

Is private funding of pharmaceutical drugs the only way to ensure access to treatment for the world’s poorest patients?

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“I welcome the continuous donations by the pharmaceutical industry but I would really challenge them to do more in research and development. We know that only one per cent of drugs developed since the mid-1970s have been for all the tropical diseases and Tuberculosis put together, let alone the NTD.”

- Tido von Schoen-Angerer,
the director of the MSF Access Campaign
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