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August 23, 2013

Since the escalation of political violence in Egypt in late June, the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team in Cairo has been in close and regular contact with the main public and private healthcare facilities throughout Cairo and other affected areas of the country. The team has provided medical supplies and equipment to health facilities on both sides of the clashes.

The Executive Board of UNITAID, the international health financing agency, will meet Dec. 14-15 in Geneva to decide on the future direction of the Patent Pool for AIDS medicines. International medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is concerned that a number of pharmaceutical companies are seeking to exclude developing countries categorized as ‘middle-income’ from benefiting from medicines made under licence from the Pool.  If these companies are successful, people living with HIV/AIDS will be made to pay the price.

Doctor, psychologist and nurse will travel to affected and isolated areas.

Hospitals and health facilities must be respected by all parties

Neglect can be overcome and millions of lives can be saved.

Close to 4,000 patients seen in first three months