March 23, 2016

Since 2006, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been providing ambulatory medical and psychosocial care for people in Mumbai living with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DRTB), HIV, hepatitis C, or a combination of these diseases. The majority of the patients are HIV positive who require second or third line treatment. Narendra* is one of only two percent of drug-resistant TB patients in need that have access to these new drugs.

October 31, 2014

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) would like to submit the following written comments to the 2014 United States Trade Representative (USTR) Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of India’s intellectual property legal regime and policies.

September 15, 2014


On September 15, Gilead Sciences is expected to announce agreements with a handful of Indian pharmaceutical manufacturers to produce and sell generic versions of two new Hepatitis C drugs—sofosbuvir and ledipasvir. Approximately 180 million people live with Hepatitis C today, with 350,000 people dying annually of the disease.

June 26, 2013

MSF testifies in Congress on India's right to keep lifesaving medicines affordable.

September 27, 2012

In this blog post from BMJ Group Blogs, lawyer and India manager of MSF's Access Campaign Leena Menghaney discusses the two legal battles that are taking center stage in the struggle over India's medicines patent law.

March 02, 2012

MSF's appeal to Novartis to drop its case against India continues as the pharmaceutical company's day in court draws near.

November 09, 2011

Kala azar, a disease transmitted by certain types of sand flies, is endemic in much of Bihar. It causes enlargement of the spleen and, if left untreated, is fatal for virtually all patients.

November 04, 2010

In 2005, India put in place a patent law—fortunately it’s a law that supports public health objectives, so the result has been that India's generic manufacturers have had some space to continue producing affordable and effective medicines.

October 03, 2010

Despite the continuing tense situation, MSF counselors have restarted visiting patients in the hospitals in the capital, Srinagar, and are offering on-the-spot psychological assistance to victims of violence and their families.

September 21, 2010

Violence and curfews have forced MSF to suspend its mental health care programs in the Kashmir Valley.