Progress in global access to medicines threatened by funding shortfalls, warns charityBMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d8322 (Published 28 December 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d8322
- Peter Moszynski
The past year has seen important advances and serious setbacks in achieving better access to medicines for people in developing countries, according to a report by Médecins Sans Frontières detailing events that had an impact on people’s ability to access needed drugs, diagnostics and vaccines.
Tido von Schoen-Angerer, director of the charity’s Access Campaign, told the BMJ that “the recent financial crisis has made traditional donor countries much more inward looking,” although the “actual amounts required to make a difference in global health” were dwarfed by the sums used to rescue the banks and struggling Eurozone economies.
He warned that without “renewed prioritisation …