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April 18, 2001

Powerful Precedent Set for Other Developing Countries

Pretoria, April 19, 2001 — In response to resounding global denunciation of their lawsuit, 39 drug companies today unconditionally dropped the case they pursued for three years against the South African government. The end of the lawsuit clears the path for the 1997 Medicines Act to go into force, allowing importation of affordable medicines and increased use of quality generic drugs.

April 16, 2001

Thousands Sign Global Internet Petition Demanding End to South African Court Case; Bush Administration Called on to Publicly Support Struggle for Affordable Medicines

April 11, 2001

MSF Demands Protection and Assistance for Returnees; Reiterates Call for Immediate Evacuation to Safe Areas Inside Guinea

March 28, 2001

Humanitarian Aid Programs Suspended; Cholera Victims at Risk

March 27, 2001

Flight and Security Plans Uunderway to Evacuate to Nairobi Today

11:30 a.m. Nairobi, March 28, 2001 — Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirms that three international MSF aid workers and two United Nations officials have been moved to a safer place in Mogadishu North, Somalia. MSF is currently working on a plan to evacuate the aid workers by plane to Nairobi, Kenya, security permitting. MSF hopes that the aid workers will leave Somalia late this afternoon.

March 21, 2001

Not Quite, Says MSF: Research and Development of New Treatments Urgently Needed

March 18, 2001

European Parliament Demands that Drug Companies Drop Case Against South African Medicines Law

March 11, 2001

Online Signers Support South Africa's Struggle for AIDS Medicines; Demand Pharmaceutical Companies Drop Court Case

New York, March 12, 2001 — Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has announced the launch of "Drop the Case!" - an international petition drive calling on the 39 pharmaceutical companies suing the South African government to abandon the court case that is stopping South Africans from receiving AIDS drugs.

March 08, 2001

Maputo, March 9, 2001 — Recent floods in Mozambique have polluted water sources, raising concerns about the threat of epidemics such as cholera, malaria, and measles.