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COVID-19: Vaccinating people with comorbidities in South Africa

CAPE TOWN: A vaccination support programme developed by MSF in Khayelitsha, South Africa, in partnership with the Western Cape Department of Health (WCDoH), has shown that it is possible to target and protect individuals with comorbidities that increase the risk of...

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COVID-19: In an unequal world, our response to COVID-19 cannot be one size-fits-all

Dr Isabelle Defourny, MSF director of operations This opinion piece was first published in English in Al Jazeera and in French by Le Monde. Today we can say that we are entering into a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, with many of the countries that...

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Yellow Fever: Fractioning doses of yellow fever vaccine can help save more lives

NEW YORK/PARIS - Giving people a fraction of a yellow fever vaccine is effective and could help vaccinate millions more people during emergencies, according to results of a recent study led by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontiéres’ (MSF) research arm Epicentre, published in The...

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COVID-19: Pfizer and Moderna vaccines can only be scaled up globally if many more suppliers can produce

Geneva – As the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) starts meeting today and later this month to discuss emergency use authorisation of both the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine candidates, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warns that any eventual...

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COVID-19: Governments must support landmark proposal to waive COVID-19 patents

GENEVA - Ahead of World Trade Organization (WTO) talks to consider a landmark request to waive certain intellectual property (IP) during the COVID-19 pandemic – put forward by India and South Africa in October – Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on all...

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Mali: Prevention is better than cure – vaccinating against measles in Timbuktu

“It’s between 11am and midday at the moment. Anyone who knows shadows knows that,” says Djeynabou Abdoulaye, smiling. She has come to the village school in Tassakane to get her child vaccinated against measles. “We’re lucky it’s not raining today.” Despite...

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Access to Medicines: In landmark move, India and South Africa propose no patents on COVID-19 medicines, tools during pandemic

Governments make request to WTO for intellectual property waiver for all countries until herd immunity reached Geneva - In a landmark move, India and South Africa on 2 October asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to allow all countries to...

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MSF: Any future COVID-19 vaccines must be sold at cost and accessible to all

Governments must attach strings as they pledge billions to pay for vaccines in developing countries Geneva — Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urged leaders to demand pharmaceutical corporations commit to selling any potential future COVID-19 vaccines at cost, as...

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MSF: Global vaccines community must urgently support roll out of new more affordable pneumonia vaccine

Global vaccines community must do everything it can to help introduce the new, more affordable pneumonia vaccine in all countries, especially middle-income countries Barcelona – As governments and the global vaccines community gather this week at the first ever Global...

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Access to medicines: Gavi must ensure more children get new, more affordable pneumonia vaccine

Geneva, 21 January 2020 — As Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, starts to commemorate its 20th year and launches a new fundraising appeal, the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) stressed that more must be done to...

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MSF: $262 million subsidy should not go to pharma giants Pfizer and GSK for pneumonia vaccine

New Delhi - Ahead of this week’s board meeting of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, in New Delhi, India, Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) called on board members to immediately stop paying out funds from a remaining US$262 million subsidy...

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