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May 20, 2016

Ionara Rabelo, a psychologist from Brazil working with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is in Ecuador's Manabi province, where a 7.8-magnitude earthquake last month caused widespread destruction and hundreds of deaths. She and her team have been providing training and mental health care to support those affected by the quake.

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.

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