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MSF Will Not Attend World Humanitarian Summit, Organization Announces ‘With Disappointment’

IRIN: MSF pulls out of World Humanitarian Summit “…The international medical organization, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF or Doctors Without Borders), announced [Wednesday] that it is not going to the World Humanitarian Summit. In a statement, MSF said it was pulling out ‘with disappointment,’ after months of preparatory discussions. MSF believes…

With Waning Donor Support, Some Ghanaians Lack Access To HIV Medications

Deutsche Welle: Ghanaians still struggle under the weight of HIV/AIDS “…Previously, almost the entire budget for the management of HIV/AIDS in Ghana was funded by donor agencies, including the Global Fund. But since the country declared its middle income status, donor support has waned. Providing testing kits and drugs is…

U.N. Security Council Unanimously Adopts Resolution Calling For Protection Of Health Facilities, Workers In War Zones, As Hospital Bombed In Government-Held Aleppo

The Guardian: U.N. demands protection for war zone hospitals after ‘epidemic of attacks’ “The U.N. Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution intended to protect hospitals, medical professionals, and patients from ‘an epidemic of attacks’ on health facilities in war zones…” (Jones, 5/3). New York Times: U.N. Security Council Condemns…

France To Push For International Regulations For New Drug Pricing At G7 Meeting

Reuters: France gets G7 to discuss global regulation of medicine prices “France will press its G7 partners this month to launch an ‘irreversible’ process to control the prices of new medicines, part of a global drive to make life-saving drugs more affordable, three sources told Reuters. President Francois Hollande said…

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