Snakebites kill more than 100,000 people per year, the World Health Organziation has recently added venomous snake bites to its list of neglected tropical diseases. NPR speaks with Julien Potet, a neglected tropical diseases policy adviser at Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), about the issue. View external media.
Newsweek discusses a new online platform launched by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) that allows individuals in the United States to know whether they have investments in Pfizer and GSK through their mutual funds or retirements plans (401k) and, if so, contact those companies to insist they drop the price of lifesaving vaccines. View external media.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has decried the high cost humanitarian organizations pay for vaccines – up to 20 times the normal prices – for vulnerable children in refugee settings. MSF is calling on drug companies to lower vaccine prices. View external media
Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline refuse to lower the price of their pneumonia vaccines, making it harder to treat refugee children in Greece and in other countries with vulnerable populations. MSF has vaccinated more than 5,000 refugee children across Greece. View external media.
Judit Rius Sanjuan, US manager & legal policy advisor for MSF’s Access Campaign, explains the need for India to resist pressure from US lawmakers and the pharmaceutical industry and protect access to affordable medicines. View external media.