Humanosphere: Vaccine Prices are 20 Times Higher in Refugee Camps, Aid Group Charges

In New York, on Word Pneumonia Day 2015 (Nov 12), MSF volunteers attempted to deliver more than $17 million of fake cash - the equivalent of one day of profits from the pneumonia vaccines for Pfizer globally - to Pfizer's CEO Ian Read. The same day, MSF launched a global petition to ask Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to reduce the price of the pneumococcal vaccine to $5 dollars per child (for all three doses) in developing countries. Credit: Edwin Torres.
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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