A quiet act in Indonesia will help many

The President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has quietly acted to help tackle his countries HIV crisis. What has he done? The President quietly issued an order to start producing drugs patented by global pharmaceutical companies like GlaxoSmithKline and Gilead in his own country. Indonesia has set an important precedent, not just for the people living with HIV within its country, who have been campaigning for this, but also for other developing countries. This is one of the widest licences issued by a government and rightly reflects the reality that a range of treatment options is needed. — Michelle Childs of Médecins Sans … Continue reading A quiet act in Indonesia will help many