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Médecins Sans Frontières continues Ebola response in Liberia and Guinea

Médecins Sans Frontières is deploying more than 60 international staff and 270 Guinean and Liberian...

Médecins Sans Frontières increases its response to South Sudanese refugees

The flow of refugees to Uganda shows no signs of abating. Every day, approximately 300 South...

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Médecins Sans Frontières continues Ebola response in Liberia and Guinea

23/04/2014

Médecins Sans Frontières is deploying more than 60 international staff and 270 Guinean and Liberian staff to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has so far claimed 135 lives according to official numbers. Médecins...

Médecins Sans Frontières increases its response to South Sudanese refugees

23/04/2014

The flow of refugees to Uganda shows no signs of abating. Every day, approximately 300 South Sudanese cross the border to escape insecurity and lack of food in their country. Since conflict erupted in December between the army,...

Active Case Finding in Cambodia: Searching for TB one village at a time

22/04/2014

With the current health system in Cambodia at its limit, Médecins Sans Frontières’ has trialled an active case finding project that targets high-risk groups for tuberculosis.

Treating chronic diseases amongst Syrian refugees

17/04/2014

“Non-communicable chronic diseases” include cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, asthma and cancer. Most cannot be cured and they develop gradually. These diseases are generally asymptomatic until complications appear,...

“It is normal to feel some kind of fear when you enter the isolation area for the first time”

16/04/2014

Michel Van Herp is a Médecins Sans Frontières epidemiologist currently working on the Ebola outbreak in Guinea.

Médecins Sans Frontières responds following floods in Solomon Islands

14/04/2014

Following heavy rains and strong winds last week, the Solomon Islands were hit by flash floods and landslides. Two members of the Médecins Sans Frontières team based in Papua New Guinea travelled to the capital Honiara on Tuesday...

CAR: Thousands of people flee fighting in Boguila town

13/04/2014

Bangui, 13 April, 2014 – Nearly 7000 people fled to the bush after fighting erupted in Boguila on the night of 11 April. The remaining people stayed overnight at the hospital where Médecins Sans Frontières works.

“We do the most we can for them, so whatever the patient wants, the patient gets”

10/04/2014

Pascal is a Médecins Sans Frontières logistician currently working in the Ebola treatment centre in Gueckedou, Guinea.

“The humanitarian response has been inadequate, disheartening and still too focused on Bangui."

07/04/2014

Albert Caramés has returned to Barcelona after nine months working as a humanitarian affairs officer in Bangui, capital of Central African Republic. Just over a year ago a coup by the Séléka rebels triggered a civil conflict that...

What is Ebola?

07/04/2014

If contracted, Ebola is one of the world’s most deadly diseases. It is a highly infectious virus that can kill up to 90 percent of the people who catch it, causing terror among infected communities.

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