Put Your Ideals Into Practice: Doctors Without Borders Info Session - Washington DC
- Charity & Causes
- Georgetown Neighborhood Library, Washington DC
LIVE WEBCAST - Crisis Update: The Fight for Affordable Treatment
Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)
JOIN US FOR THE FIRST IN OUR FALL ONLINE SERIES
The effort to provide the best available treatments for diseases throughout the world has frequently been hampered by various industry and government obstacles like patent laws and trade agreements that drive up prices for medications and protocols. Never was this more clear than in the late 1990s and early 2000s when millions of people infected with HIV in Africa and other developing areas were denied access to drugs benefitting patients in the West. The production and availability of generic versions of these medications revolutionized the nature of HIV treatment and made it possible to treat millions of people. The new award-winning documentary, Fire in the Blood, provides an in-depth look at the history of that great breakthrough.
Join us live online for a short preview and discussion of Fire in the Blood, with expert panelists and the film’s director, as they discuss the battle for affordable medicines and equal access for all patients, which continues to this day.
Els Torreele, Director, Access to Essential Medicines Initiative, Open Society Foundations
James Love, Director, Knowledge Ecology International
Dylan Mohan Gray, Director/Producer/Writer/Editor, Fire in the Blood
Sharonann Lynch, HIV/AIDS Policy Advisor, Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization working in more than 60 countries to assist people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe. For more information, please visit www.doctorswithoutborders.org.
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