Live in or visiting New York? Join Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for a special photo exhibit and panel discussion related to Because Tomorrow Needs Her, a multimedia project about the efforts undertaken by MSF to improve the access to and quality of women’s health care worldwide.
It’s a community-driven approach: If implemented more widely, these strategies could significantly reduce the rate of HIV/AIDS.
Patient care works like dominoes - with an entire community involved in testing people where they live and work, and ensuring someone who tests positive is initiated on treatment, and supported to stay adherent to lifelong treatment with suppressed levels of the virus. The lay workers in communities and facilities are the glue holding everything together—improving both quality of care and access.“
In 2015, we’re asking drug companies to bring down prices to affordable levels in ALL developing countries, so more people can be treated. Keep up-to-date with what we’re doing on this in 2015. http://ow.ly/G38a8
There are many reasons why people lack access to essential medicines, but one of the major barriers is the high price of drugs. Patents prevent the open competition that could drive prices down to lower, affordable levels. MSF Access Campaign launched an online database to help groups challenge unfair drug patents. Don’t give up. Keep up the fight!
There’s an African immunization conference going on right now…we want to make sure the serious issue of skyrocketing prices of new vaccines is not left off the agenda.
High vaccine prices are a key barrier to immunization efforts in Africa, and other developing countries. Sign our petition to #AskPharma to lower the price of the pneumonia vaccine: http://www.afairshot.org/#petition-en