Friday, July 29, 2011

Where Is the WHO Leadership on Hepatitis C Treatment? | Open Society Foundations Blog - OSF

Thanks to Jan Johnson for posting this on Facebook-

What is not mentioned, however, is the urgent need to ensure access to life-saving treatment for people infected, in particular for those living with hepatitis C. While this oversight is undoubtedly related to the prohibitively high price of available treatments, one would have expected a more courageous message from the WHO, including, for instance, a commitment to ensure that affordable treatment is available soon.


Lord have mercy....Why would the WHO work towards providing affordable treatment for hepatitis C sufferers when its interests are clearly coupled with that of the pharmaceutical industry? Why, isn't the answer glaringly obvious? Take a minute of your time to investigate their promotion of smoking bans worldwide (against the wishes of autonomous people everywhere) that are almost always (ok, always) connected to the sale of pharmaceutical gums, patches, and pills to get an idea on why they are not speaking up on behalf of affordable treatment for hepatitis C sufferers. I am starting to believe that the true mission of the WHO is solely based on the acquisition of money and power over that of health and human rights.


Where Is the WHO Leadership on Hepatitis C Treatment? | Open Society Foundations Blog - OSF

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