Africa Takes on 'Big Pharma' Over TB Drugs - And Wins

There have long been differences over the pricing of drugs crucial to combating disease in poorer countries, with international drugs companies, backed by Western governments, arguing they have to recover their research costs and Global South governments arguing that profits are being put ahead of people's lives. Laura Lopez Gonzalez reports for Bhekisisa on how a showdown ahead of the recent United Nations high-level meeting on tuberculosis panned out.

A South African patient prepares to take her medication for drug-resistant TB.


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