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Why Doctors Without Borders rejected one million free vaccines
 

Why Doctors Without Borders rejected one million free vaccines

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Recently, Doctors Without Borders rejected a donation of one million pneumonia vaccine doses from a pharmaceutical giant as it would "undermine long-term efforts to increase access to affordable vaccines and medicines."
 
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24 Oct 2016 - General
 
Hmm.. A very controversial decision. Both the parties have there logic for the donation and refusal. But I respect the brave decision taken by MSF. One million life saving vaccine, free of cost!! Can you imagine how difficult it was to refuse that? But they successfully highlighted the problems. Pneumonia vaccines are required to save the lives of children. But those are really high priced. It is not possible for the third world countries to afford vaccine at such high price. I think the price s...
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Hmm.. A very controversial decision. Both the parties have there logic for the donation and refusal. But I respect the brave decision taken by MSF. One million life saving vaccine, free of cost!! Can you imagine how difficult it was to refuse that? But they successfully highlighted the problems. Pneumonia vaccines are required to save the lives of children. But those are really high priced. It is not possible for the third world countries to afford vaccine at such high price. I think the price s...
 (Total 119 words)
Although developing vaccines requires lots of money and huge efforts of scientists, the vaccination industry itself has become a huge growing business that puts making profits on top of its priorities. The financial policies adopted by the pharmaceutical companies are blamed to be a big obstacle faced by many NGOs and the international efforts to provide vaccines and medicines for millions of people who need it more than any other one. Many of these companies use donations such as the one millio...
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