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March 31, 2005

March 31, 2005, Geneva/New York — Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is gravely disappointed that donor governments, WHO, UNICEF, and the Global Fund, who are meeting this week at the Roll Back Malaria Partnership board meeting, are refusing to admit that the global malaria strategy has hit a brick wall.

March 23, 2005

March 23, 2005 - The Indian Parliament has passed a new law to become compliant with the World Trade Organization (WTO)'s Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is deeply concerned that the new law will result in people in the developing world being cut off from the vital source of affordable generic versions of essential medicines produced in India.

March 22, 2005

Geneva/New York, Tuesday March 22, 2005 – Without a simple, rapid test for detecting tuberculosis (TB), care providers in developing countries will continue to miss about half of all the people who need tuberculosis treatment. Efforts to control TB globally will be undermined, said the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

March 22, 2005

Delhi, India, 22 March 2005 – Under a new Bill approved today, India will start granting product patents for medicines - something they have not done since 1970 - without the necessary procedures in place to safeguard against increases in medicine prices. India amended its 1970 Patent Act in order to be compliant with the requirements of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

March 15, 2005

Geneva, 15 March 2005 - As the Indian Parliament prepares to tackle the country's implementation of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) agreement regulating patents on medicines, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is urging Indian decision makers to ensure that patients in developing countries will continue to have access to affordable medicines.

March 11, 2005

Geneva/New York, 11 March 2005 - Following the recent passage in Guatemala of Decree 31-88 and the US-Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA), the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reiterated its concerns about their devastating impact on access to essential medicines in Guatemala and throughout the region.

March 07, 2005

Amsterdam, 7 March 2005 - Women and girls in war-ravaged Darfur are continuing to suffer a high incidence of rape and sexual violence, according to a report issued today by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Stories of rape survivors told to MSF are a horrific illustration of the daily reality of the ongoing violence that has displaced almost two million people in Darfur.

March 05, 2005

Geneva, 5 March, 2005 - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has resumed relief activities in the camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Ituri district of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that MSF left 8 days ago due to increasing insecurity conditions.

February 25, 2005

Geneva, 25 February 2005 - Ongoing insecurity on roads and around main concentrations of displaced populations remain the main obstacle to the delivery of humanitarian assistance in Ituri district in the Democratic Republic of Congo. On February 24, 2005, almost two weeks after it started delivering aid to affected people in the region, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has had to temporarily suspend its activities in Iga-Barrière and Tché due to intense movements of armed groups in the conflict-affected area.

February 22, 2005

February 22, 2005, Kisangani – Two Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have been dispatched to the area around Buta in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in response to an outbreak of pulmonary plague. An exploratory mission carried out between February 14 and 16 found 93 cases of the lethal disease in the Dingila health zone, which includes Zonia, Kana, and Mambenge.

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