Posts tagged animation

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): A Threat to Affordable Medicines for Millions

The TPP trade deal is currently being negotiated between the US and ten other Pacific Rim nations: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. The agreement is slated to further expand its membership, potentially to all 21 Asia Pacific APEC nations. The negotiations, which began in 2010, are being conducted in secret, without the opportunity for public scrutiny. However, leaked drafts of the United States government’s proposals for some sections of the agreement reveal the inclusion of dangerous provisions that would dismantle public health safeguards enshrined in international law and restrict access to affordable generic medicines for millions of people in developing countries. To learn more visit, msfaccess.org/TPP

Dear GAVI Campaign | Vaccines: The right tools for this job? 

You know what it’s like when you don’t have the right tools for the job?

We do - because to protect children right now, we have to use vaccines that aren’t well suited to the job they have to do. We need better-adapted vaccines to reach the one in five children currently unprotected by full immunisation.

Find out more: msfaccess.org/vaccines

MSF Access: Dear GAVI Campaign

Children are now protected with 11 vaccines; up from six vaccines a decade ago. The price of vaccinating a child has sky-rocketed. It cost $1.37 to vaccinate a child 10 years ago, now it’s $38.80. That’s a whopping 2,700 percent increase. So how do we decide how many vaccines children need? Is it based on how much money 

Help MSF and send GAVI a message on Twitter asking for them to open up their lower prices to non-governmental organisations and humanitarian actors like MSF now.

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MSF in 40 seconds from MSF on Vimeo.

Doctors Without Borders in 40 Seconds

This short animation introduces Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) — from it’s creation by a group of doctors and journalists in 1971 to the worldwide emergency medical aid organization that today is operating in over 60 countries.

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MSF.TV - Delivering Aid in Armed Conflicts.

When working in war-torn areas, it’s often challenging to differentiate military aid and humanitarian aid. Intentions are blurred as military groups provide food and clinics for their own political gain. Where do armies end, and humanitarians begin? Watch this thought-provoking animated video to see how MSF is able to support clinics in warzones while remaining weapons-free.

Watch and share this animation of how MSF responded in the Haiti 2010 earthquake. Our teams, already on ground, launched the biggest emergency response in its history. Including an inflatable hospital on a football field to treat all the injuries.

Fighting Neglect: Sleeping Sickness

Sleeping Sickness is a fatal and much neglected disease that plagues parts of Africa.

Learn more about sleeping sickness and other neglected diseases.

Fighting Neglect: Kala azar

Kala Azar is a neglected tropical disease responsible for 50,000 deaths every year.Kala azar is a disease that, if left untreated, is 100 percent fatal. To break the vicious cycle that leaves tropical diseases like Kala azar neglected, existing programs that diagnose and treat patients need to be expanded and medical research to develop simpler, more effective tools needs to be supported.

Learn more about Kala Azar and other neglected diseases.