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JOHANNESBURG/NEWYORK, JANUARY 21, 2014—The international medical humanitarian organization Doctor Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is urging the South African government to continue to stand strong against a broad, multinational pharmaceutical industry effort to undermine and delay the efforts to reform patent laws and improve access to affordable medicines.

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JOHANNESBURG/NEWYORK, JANUARY 21, 2014—The international medical humanitarian organization Doctor Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is urging the South African government to continue to stand strong against a broad, multinational pharmaceutical industry effort to undermine and delay the efforts to reform patent laws and improve access to affordable medicines.

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JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN—Thousands of people are going without desperately needed medical care after the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was forced to suspend activities in Malakal, South Sudan, following the looting of its compound yesterday.

MSF condemns the incident in the strongest possible terms. The suspension of medical activities comes barely one week after the looting of another MSF facility in Bentiu, capital of Unity state. Malakal is located in Upper Nile State.

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MSF responds to the Global Fund's annoucement that it had received pledges totalling $12 billion for the next three years, falling short of its minimum target of $15 billion.

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This week, MSF warned the Global Fund of the consequences of a new pricing intitative that could result in middle-income countries paying higher prices for medicines.

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NEW YORK—A massive humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) is growing even more severe, as fighting and threats against civilians near the town of Bouca have driven hundreds more people to flee, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

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In several countries where MSF works—such DRC, Guinea, Central African Republic, Nigeria, South Sudan and Myanmar—timely treatment remains out of reach for the majority of people who need it.

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Hundreds of refugees are living in appalling conditions in Bulgarian reception centers where there is a disastrous lack of medical care.

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As TPP negotiators gather to meet for the first time since the intellectual property chapter of the secret trade agreement was leaked last week, MSF is urging countries to stand strongly against the US government’s attack on access to affordable medicines.

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PARIS/NEW YORK—Without a new approach to developing and pricing new tuberculosis (TB) medicines, the global TB response will be unable to deliver the new treatment combinations needed to close the deadly treatment gap for drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), warned the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) at the Union World Conference on Lung Health in Paris.

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