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"I didn’t want to be another statistic of TB." Phumeza endured incredibly arduous treatment for her extensively drug-resistant TB. Now she is asking for better care for all TB patients. Sign the TB Manifesto:http://www.msfaccess.org/TBmanifesto/Photo by Sydelle Willow Smith

"I didn’t want to be another statistic of TB." Phumeza endured incredibly arduous treatment for her extensively drug-resistant TB. Now she is asking for better care for all TB patients. Sign the TB Manifesto:http://www.msfaccess.org/TBmanifesto/
Photo by Sydelle Willow Smith

President Obama is expected to push for finalization of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in tonight’s State of the Union address. MSF is deeply concerned that unless damaging provisions are removed before negotiations are finalized, the TPP agreement could become the most harmful trade pact ever for access to medicines in developing countries. Read why and help us fight back: http://bit.ly/ZLBmEl

President Obama is expected to push for finalization of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in tonight’s State of the Union address. MSF is deeply concerned that unless damaging provisions are removed before negotiations are finalized, the TPP agreement could become the most harmful trade pact ever for access to medicines in developing countries. Read why and help us fight back: http://bit.ly/ZLBmEl

This statement by Bayer CEO sums up everything that is wrong with the multinational pharmaceutical industry. Pharmaceutical companies are singularly focused on profit and so aggressively push for patents and high drug prices. Diseases that don’t promise a profit are neglected, and patients who can’t afford to pay are cut out of the picture. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Read our response:http://ow.ly/sS4Uc

This statement by Bayer CEO sums up everything that is wrong with the multinational pharmaceutical industry. Pharmaceutical companies are singularly focused on profit and so aggressively push for patents and high drug prices. Diseases that don’t promise a profit are neglected, and patients who can’t afford to pay are cut out of the picture. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Read our response:http://ow.ly/sS4Uc

Damaging intellectual property rules in the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) would give pharmaceutical companies longer monopolies over brand name drugs. Companies would be able to charge high prices for longer periods of time. And it would be much harder for generic companies to produce cheaper drugs that are vital to people’s health. We need your help:http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/take-action/tpp/

Damaging intellectual property rules in the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) would give pharmaceutical companies longer monopolies over brand name drugs. Companies would be able to charge high prices for longer periods of time. And it would be much harder for generic companies to produce cheaper drugs that are vital to people’s health. We need your help:http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/take-action/tpp/

MSF is calling for better, safer treatment for drug-resistant TB - this is a major reason why. Read more: http://bit.ly/1gcE3r5

MSF is calling for better, safer treatment for drug-resistant TB - this is a major reason why. Read more: http://bit.ly/1gcE3r5

Photo by Wendy Marijnissen
A year ago, 4-year-old Orion had TB meningitis and lay in a coma. “No one thought he would survive,” said MSF doctor Ionna Haziri. “But he’s getting better, a little bit every day.”http://bit.ly/HuU8t5 

Photo by Wendy Marijnissen

A year ago, 4-year-old Orion had TB meningitis and lay in a coma. “No one thought he would survive,” said MSF doctor Ionna Haziri. “But he’s getting better, a little bit every day.”http://bit.ly/HuU8t5 

How many pills does a multi-drug resistant TB patient have to swallow? We need better treatment for TB now! http://www.msfaccess.org/TBmanifesto/

Photo by Wendy Marijnissen
18-year-old Mijgona, right, is the first fully-cured multi-drug-resistant TB patient in MSF’s project in Tajikistan. “The difference couldn’t be greater,” said her mother, at left. “She was very ill, she was a different person then.” http://bit.ly/HuUAaC 

Photo by Wendy Marijnissen

18-year-old Mijgona, right, is the first fully-cured multi-drug-resistant TB patient in MSF’s project in Tajikistan. “The difference couldn’t be greater,” said her mother, at left. “She was very ill, she was a different person then.” http://bit.ly/HuUAaC 

By the end of multi-drug TB resistant treatment, you will have taken 14,600 pills and 240 injections. We need better treatment for TB now. http://www.msfaccess.org/TBmanifesto/

Photo by Wendy Marijnissen
5-year-old Umeda is undergoing arduous treatment for drug-resistant TB in Tajikistan. She gets a gold star every day when she takes her medicine. http://bit.ly/1dq2zSb

Photo by Wendy Marijnissen

5-year-old Umeda is undergoing arduous treatment for drug-resistant TB in Tajikistan. She gets a gold star every day when she takes her medicine. http://bit.ly/1dq2zSb

As negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement move to Malaysia this week, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urges negotiating countries to remove terms that could block people from accessing affordable medicines, choke off production of generic medicines, and constrain the ability of governments to pass laws in the interest of public health. Read more - http://bit.ly/15yjz3j

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

MSF Access: Dear GAVI Campaign
The GAVI Alliance negotiates price reductions for newer vaccines and, through its donors (such as the UK, the US and Norway), pays for these vaccines to be introduced in developing countries. MSF fully supports GAVI’s mission, but is concerned that the prices agreed for vaccines are still too high, and wants GAVI to put more pressure on the pharmaceutical companies to bring prices down further.
Help MSF, 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.
CLICK HERE TO SEND A TWEET.

MSF Access: Dear GAVI Campaign

The GAVI Alliance negotiates price reductions for newer vaccines and, through its donors (such as the UK, the US and Norway), pays for these vaccines to be introduced in developing countries. MSF fully supports GAVI’s mission, but is concerned that the prices agreed for vaccines are still too high, and wants GAVI to put more pressure on the pharmaceutical companies to bring prices down further.

Help MSF, 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.

CLICK HERE TO SEND A TWEET.

BREAKING NEWSNovartis has lost its case in Indian Supreme Court today, protecting access to affordable, quality medicines for people in developing countries. 

BREAKING NEWS
Novartis has lost its case in Indian Supreme Court today, protecting access to affordable, quality medicines for people in developing countries. 

Test Me, Treat Me: A Drug-Resistant TB Manifesto
The cost of DR-TB drugs are so high that most of the people affected by DR-TB do not have access to life saving medications. For the “lucky” ones that do have access, the treatment is long and painful. It can take up to 2 years, 14,6000 pills, and 8 months worth of daily injections to cure DR-TB. Many people living with DR-TB drop out of treatment plans because it severely hampers daily functioning and ability to maintain a normal lifestyle.
We need better treatment now! Learn more about the manifesto.

Test Me, Treat Me: A Drug-Resistant TB Manifesto

The cost of DR-TB drugs are so high that most of the people affected by DR-TB do not have access to life saving medications. For the “lucky” ones that do have access, the treatment is long and painful. It can take up to 2 years, 14,6000 pills, and 8 months worth of daily injections to cure DR-TB. Many people living with DR-TB drop out of treatment plans because it severely hampers daily functioning and ability to maintain a normal lifestyle.

We need better treatment now! Learn more about the manifesto.