Category Archives: MSF

  1. Why Uganda’s Anti-Gay Legislation Is the World’s Business

    via Bloomberg News, by the editors Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill just won’t go away. Last spring, an egregious proposal by a member of the ruling party to impose harsh penalties, including death, for homosexual acts was shelved for a second time when Uganda’s parliament recessed without debating it. This week, parliament moved to revive the measure. Homosexuality is Read More >>

    Africa, Anti-Homosexuality Bill, gay men, homosexuality, MSF, Uganda
  2. Legal Case in India Threatens HIV Drug Access for Poorest

    via The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, by Melanie Newman “India is literally the lifeline of patients in the developing world, especially in the poorest parts of Africa…If Sec. 3(d) is overturned, it means any meaningful effort to make these vital medicines available will be put in jeopardy.” A technical case going through the Supreme Court in India Read More >>

    Africa, ARVs, drug development, drugs, India, MSF, Treatment
  3. Why the CIA’s Vaccine Ruse Is A Setback for Global Health

    Via TIME, by Emily Rauhala. Last week, the Guardian broke the news that in the run-up to the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound, the CIA used a vaccination campaign as a ruse to get DNA evidence from the al-Qaeda leader’s kids. With help from a Pakistani doctor, Shakil Afridi, they set up clinics in two neighborhoods, Read More >>

    CIA, DNA, Hepatitis B, MSF, Nigeria, Pakistan, polio, public health, vaccine