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Efforts to control outbreak must continue

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.

Documenting the challenges faced by an MSF team working to improve TB care in Cambodia

Month In Focus - January 2012 Somalia – An attack on MSF
South Sudan – 20,000 refugees from the north
Cambodia – Improving TB detection
Chad – village workers improve malaria care
DR Congo – Treating children
Haiti – 2 years after the earthquake

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