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November 30, 2003

Geneva, 1 December 2003 - Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) welcomes the ambitious objectives unveiled by the World Health Organization (WHO) today to get three million people with AIDS on treatment by 2005. WHO has immediately moved closer to meeting this target by announcing that a quality-assured twice-a-day pill is available to treat AIDS.

November 26, 2003

November 27, 2003, New York/Nairobi/Geneva - Millions of people with AIDS could benefit from life-saving antiretroviral (ARV) medicines, but it will only happen if treatment models become much better adapted to the real-life situation of developing countries, according to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

October 21, 2003

Geneva, 22 October 2003 - Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) welcomed today's Clinton Foundation announcement that generic AIDS drugs will now be available in some developing countries at dramatically reduced prices - the new price of US$0.36 per day nearly halves the lowest price to date. The generic companies involved in this agreement are producing fixed-dose combinations, which can be taken in the form of one pill twice a day.

September 30, 2003

Bukavu-Goma, October 1, 2003 - MSF has begun providing free treatment with antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) to HIV/AIDS patients in Bukavu.

In the war-afflicted east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where people are more used to friends and relatives dying of HIV/AIDS than living with it and local health structures have no capacity to provide ARVs, this initiative marks an important step in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

September 21, 2003

New MSF/WHO report documents successful drug strategies

August 07, 2003

Cape Town, 8 August 2003 - The international medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today welcomed with enthusiasm the South African government's announcement that it would roll-out a national HIV/AIDS treatment plan. In a statement issued today, the South African Cabinet instructed the Department of Health to develop a detailed implementation plan by the end of September 2003 that includes the provision of antiretroviral (ARV) therapy in the public sector in South Africa.

July 15, 2003

Paris, 16 July 2003 - A key opportunity to support the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria has been missed: donor countries have failed to muster up enough funding to seriously tackle these killer diseases in developing countries. At a Paris meeting today sponsored by the French Government and Global Fund it became clear that a 50% deficit for the third, October 2003 funding round has not been filled by new donations. The fund currently has access to only about US$450 million to cover projects that will need between US$800 million a US$1 billion.

July 14, 2003

Guatemala City, July 14, 2003 - The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warns that a ruling by the Guatemalan government in April seriously jeopardizes access to life-saving medicines for the most vulnerable people in Guatemala.

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