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Ten stories that mattered in access to medicines in 2011

2011 marks the ten-year anniversary of two events that have helped shape people’s ability in developing countries to access quality, affordable medical care.

First, the signing of the Doha Declaration, in which governments affirmed the need to prioritise health over trade: access to affordable medicines over intellectual property rights. But a decade later, the struggle to access medicines in developing countries continues.