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

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

Médecins Sans Frontières resumes activities in Ebola centre in southeast Guinea

On Thursday, Médecins Sans Frontières resumed activities in a treatment centre in Macenta,...

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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.

Médecins Sans Frontières strengthens response to Guinea Ebola outbreak

04/04/2014

Médecins Sans Frontières has launched an emergency intervention and continues to reinforce its teams to respond to an outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Guinea. To date, Guinean health authorities have reported 134 suspected...

Central African Republic: A year of unimaginable violence, suffering and fear

27/03/2014

In the year since the March 24 coup d’état in the Central African Republic (CAR), violence and turmoil has increased significantly and continues to spread. Caught up in the chaos is a civilian population, vulnerable to the...

Médecins Sans Frontières races against time to provide assistance to South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia

27/03/2014

For several weeks Médecins Sans Frontières teams have been providing assistance to South Sudanese refugees arriving in Ethiopia fleeing violence and persecution in their country.

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