(2003; 56 pages)
Surmounting Challenges: Procurement of Antiretroviral Medicines in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
The Experience of Médecins Sans Frontières
CAMPAIGNS FOR ACCESS IN ESSENTIAL MEDICINES
World Health Organization
Editorial Advisory Group:
Ellen 't Hoen
Special thanks to MSF staff in Cambodia,
Cameroon, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya,
Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa,
Thailand and Ukraine and to Pascale Boulet and Julia Double
DART Project Leader
Medical Research Council Programme on AIDS,
In UNAIDS Secretariat:
MSF is an independent, international medical relief organization that aids victims of armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters, and others who lack health care due to geographic remoteness or ethnic marginalization. MSF has been caring for people living with HIV/AIDS since the early 1990s.
© Médecins Sans Frontières, World Health Organization and the UNAIDS Secretariat 2003
The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of Médecins Sans Frontières, the World Health Organization and the UNAIDS Secretariat concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. Dotted lines on maps represent approximate border lines for which there may not yet be full agreement.
The mention of specific companies or of certain manufacturers' products does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by Médecins Sans Frontières, the World Health Organization and the UNAIDS Secretariat in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned. Errors and omissions excepted, the names of proprietary products are distinguished by initial capital letters.
Médecins Sans Frontières, the World Health Organization and the UNAIDS Secretariat do not warrant that the information contained in this publication is complete and correct and shall not be liable for any damages incurred as a result of its use.
The named authors alone are responsible for the views expressed in this publication.
Front cover photos from left to right: Juan Carlos Tomasi (1,2), Eric Miller (3,5) and Sebastien Charles (4).
Design and artwork: Twenty 3 Crows Ltd Tel: +44 (0) 1848 200401
Patients and staff celebrating the 2nd anniversary of MSF's ARV programme in Khayelitsha, a township near Cape Town, South Africa, in May 2003.
© Eric Miller