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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?

“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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