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MSF: Secret medicine prices cost lives

April 10, 2019
Opinion & Commentary  

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is calling upon governments to put an end to the secrecy that rules in the field of pharmaceutical products when they meet this week at the World Health Organisation Fair Pricing Forum to discuss access to essential medicines.

Medicines stockout crisis in North West

April 19, 2018
Medicines   News   OurHealth  

The cash-strapped North West Health Department has said that the lives of chronically ill patients in the province are now threatened due to ongoing workers strikes as medical supplies have been heavily affected.

No more delays: Accelerating access to medicine

February 17, 2017
Health Management  

Late last month, Heads of State and governments from across the continent gathered in Addis Ababa for the 28th African Union (AU) Summit writes Yolanda Moyo of PATH South Africa.

Diabetes and inequality: Most Africans undiagnosed

Almost a century after the discovery of insulin diabetes is still killing many people, especially those in poorer nations.

Access to treatment still a crisis

July 19, 2016
HIV and AIDS   News  

Global AIDS gains are in danger of being rolled back unless donors step up their contributions, getting treatment to 20 million HIV positive people currently excluded.

Call for contributions to the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Access to Medicines

The United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines is calling for proposals to enhance and strengthen the promotion of innovation and access to medicines, vaccines and diagnostics.

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Cancer myths about kids kill

What we do not know about cancer could be killing our kids as experts estimate at least 500 children die annually in South Africa from cancer without receiving any care.