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Lives on the edge: Time to align medical research and Development with people’s health needs
The report looks at a broad range of policies aimed at changing this dynamic by encouraging the development of medical tools that truly respond to patient and public health needs, and ensuring they are made broadly accessible. It illustrates how MSF staff and patients around the world are impacted by the way medical R&D is predominantly conducted today.
MSF in Mozambique 2001-2010: Ten years of HIV projects
In the late 1990s, the introduction of antiretroviral treatment transformed AIDS from a death sentence to a chronic lifelong disease. However, the extremely high cost of ARV drugs meant that treatment was restricted to people in richer parts of the world, and the millions of people suffering from the disease in places like Africa remained untreated.
MSF’s report on #UntreatedViolence in Rustenburg reveals that sexual violence, including rape, is at worryingly high levels in the Platinum Mining Belt area: one in four women had been raped in their lifetime, and approximately half have experienced some form of sexual or intimate partner violence.