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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, JANUARY 31, 2014 – Insecurity in South Sudan's Unity State has forced thousands of people to flee into the bush, including patients and more than two hundred South Sudanese staff members from a hospital run by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the group said today.

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NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 7, 2014—Violence in the Central African Republic has reached extreme and unprecedented levels, as civilians are abused by the main opposing armed groups, the ex-Seleka and the anti-Balaka, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

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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, JANUARY 17, 2014—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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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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Geneva/New York, October 24, 2013—In a study published today in the open-access journal The Lancet Global Health, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) and other researchers report a persistent deficiency in truly new therapeutics for neglected diseases, despite nominal progress and an acceleration in research and development (R&D) efforts. This continued ‘fatal imbalance’ in medical R&D points to the urgent need to develop and deliver groundbreaking new treatments for the world's poorest and most neglected patients.

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Despite the presence of international armed forces in CAR's capital, Bangui, fighting, lynchings and violent attacks remain a daily occurrence as the situaion continues to spiral out of control.

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The volatile and rapidly evolving security situation in South Sudan is limiting the movement of MSF teams and making it difficult to provide aid to those who need it most.

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