It is "make visible" six of the fourteen "neglected" diseases: sleeping sickness, tuberculosis, kala azar, Chagas disease, malaria and AIDS in children.
Together, these diseases claim the lives of 14 million people annually, representing 90 percent of mortality in developing countries.
In http://www.msf.es/ explains how the NGO, in collaboration with pharmaceutical distributors, pharmaceutical colleges and Farmamundi officers, available to citizens "'s pain pills." These are containers with six mints will be sold for one euro.
Mints six representing the six neglected diseases against which they fight the initiative. The funds raised will go to fund medical projects for the treatment of these diseases.
The campaign involved the director Luis García Berlanga, who died recently. In his 90 years decided to support the initiative that brought together personalities including singer Alejandro Sanz, the players Xabi Alonso and Andres Iniesta, comedian Andreu Buenafuente, and the chef Ferran Adrià.
The president of Doctors Without Borders, Paula Farias, has ensured that this campaign, rather than raise funds, aims to "raise awareness" about these diseases and "give voice" to those who suffer. She hopes that these "pills" are the year's top-selling drug, to "ease the pain of others is."