15th September 2015
A request from MÃ©decins Sans FrontiÃ¨res (Doctors Without Borders)
MÃ©decins Sans FrontiÃ¨res (Doctors Without Borders) is currently increasing its focus on the diagnosis and treatment of Hepatitis C in the ’developing’ world. This includes looking at how patients and governments can affordably access the new Hep C drugs that are emerging such as sofosbuvir, declatasvir etc
However MSF is also critically aware of patients in the ’developed’ world who are unable to access these newer DAAs, and are actively searching for other options to get Hep C treatment.
To supplement and strengthen our advocacy work, we frequently use patient stories that illustrate the human impact of lack of access, either through articles or videos. We are therefore looking for strong stories from people either from so-called developing or developed countries who might be willing to share their stories, either on camera, in print, or to journalists that we engage with.
Ideally, we are looking for people who are willing to be named (as this makes for a stronger story) but can also arrange for anonymity where requested. Our communications people work to strict standards, and will only ever use information that has been cleared in full by the person.
If you would like to share your story or would like more information about this request, please contact Kate on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that MSF is not in a position to provide or arrange direct access to treatment, provide medical advice, or engage in lobbying for treatment on behalf of individuals, so we won’t be able to respond to such requests. Thank you
And Another Great Week Four Report:
Woohoo.! Results from 1 month blood tests. No detectable virus. Just a
reminder as I know you are swamped with people contacting you. Sof and Dac. Genotype 3. Forever grateful to you. Will keep you posted on further tests. Thank You so so much for your help. Cheers.