Browse the latest stories and reports on MSF from various media outlets.

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July 27, 2017

Mental health care resources are deteriorating in Lesbos, Greece, where Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières has seen extreme vulnerability of the asylum seekers that arrive on the island.

August 05, 2016

Due to the absence of “global” solution to provide the pneumonia vaccine at an affordable price during emergencies, MSF had to pay more than 20 times the lowest global price to vaccinate more than 5000 children against the disease in Greece. Pfizer and GSK, the manufacturers of the vaccine, have refused to reduce the price of the vaccine. View external media.  

 

August 02, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has decried the high cost humanitarian organizations pay for vaccines – up to 20 times the normal prices – for vulnerable children in refugee settings. MSF is calling on drug companies to lower vaccine prices. View external media

July 14, 2016

Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline refuse to lower the price of their pneumonia vaccines, making it harder to treat refugee children in Greece and in other countries with vulnerable populations. MSF has vaccinated more than 5,000 refugee children across Greece. View external media.

August 13, 2015

Julia Kourafa describes the situation on Kos, where migrants were locked in a stadium as they awaited travel papers, with little food or water. View external media.

July 09, 2015

Constance Theisen describes the crisis along the border between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, where thousands of migrants and refugees are stranded. View external media.

June 28, 2013

A House subcommittee held a hearing on international trade disputes with India. Most of the event was devoted to U.S. drug company Pfizer's complaints about Indian policies that have fostered the country's billion-dollar generics industry.

April 02, 2013

  A landmark ruling by India's Supreme Court underscores the need for patients to have access to generic medications at affordable prices, according to MSF's Jennifer Cohn.

October 29, 2012

Doctors Without Borders is responding to the reappearance of malaria in Greece after a 40-year hiatus.

August 21, 2012

Novartis AG goes to India's Supreme Court on Wednesday to seek patent protection for its blockbuster cancer drug Glivec in a case that could deliver far-reaching ramifications for multinational pharmaceutical companies operating in India.... Novartis's critics, including Médecins Sans Frontières [Doctors Without Borders], say that if the company prevails, it could set a legal precedent that allows pharmaceutical giants to patent a range of drugs in India that are now available from generic producers, including HIV medicines. That would demolish a thriving low-cost industry and lead to higher prices, not just in India, they say, but elsewhere in the developing world where India is a major exporter of drugs.

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