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MSF Accepts Pneumonia Vaccine Donation, Bending Own Policy; Group Still Advocates For Fair Pricing

Devex: MSF bends donation policy for pneumonia vaccine
“After years of refusing vaccine handouts from big pharmaceutical companies, international medical humanitarian group Médecins Sans Frontières is bending its policy to accept donations of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. … ‘We are not asking for charity from big pharmaceutical companies, but for fair prices enabling every country in the world to buy vaccines for its own population,’ [François Servranckx, MSF’s communications lead for its Access Campaign,] told Devex…” (Ravelo, 1/22).

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