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“Yesterday was a day of three miracles” – Dr Monica Arend-Trujillo in Bo, Sierra Leone

“Yesterday was a day of three miracles – two of our sickest ever patients were discharged, and a...

Update on Médecins Sans Frontières' Ebola response

Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was officially declared on 22 March in Guinea, it has...

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China earthquake update

19/04/2010

18 April 2010. According to official Chinese media, the death toll from the 6.9 magnitude quake last Wednesday in the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu has reached 1,706 with 12,128 people injured of whom, 1,394 have severe...

Médecins Sans Frontières In Haiti: Three Months After the Earthquake

16/04/2010

Three months after the earthquake which devastated Haiti on January 12, killing over 200,000 people, Médecins Sans Frontières is continuing to respond to both the immediate and the longer-term needs of the Haitian people.

Chad: Médecins Sans Frontières vaccinates 500,000 children against measles in N’Djamena

12/04/2010

A mass vaccination campaign against measles was launched in the Chadian capital on 26 March, following a quick increase of measles cases affecting children and adolescents. Between the beginning of the year and 20 March, 3,550...

Zambia: Médecins Sans Frontières responds to worst cholera outbreak in years

12/04/2010

In Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia, Médecins Sans Frontières is responding to the worst cholera outbreak in the country for many years. Over the last five weeks the number of cholera cases has risen dramatically to more than...

Médecins Sans Frontières provides emergency medical supplies to victims of violence in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

09/04/2010

8 April 2010. Hundreds of wounded arrived in Bishkek hospitals on 7 April, following violent confrontations between armed forces and protesters in the streets of Kyrgyzstan’s capital. Médecins Sans Frontières’s team in Kyrgyzstan...

Pakistan: Bomb Blast Leaves 44 Dead and 88 severely wounded in North West Frontier Province

06/04/2010

5 April 2010. Following an explosion in the Lower Dir district of Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province on Monday, doctors and medical staff from the medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières and Pakistan’s Ministry of...

Diagnosing children with TB: A terrible neglect

24/03/2010

Despite the growing global health problem that tuberculosis (TB) is causing, it continues to be a disease that is greatly neglected. Young children, who are at very high risk of dying from TB, have been among the main victims of...

Armenia: Larisa – a teacher determined to beat drug-resistant tuberculosis

24/03/2010

Yerevan, Armenia, February 2010 - Larisa* recalls with a shudder the moment she was diagnosed with drug-resistant tuberculosis in the central tuberculosis (TB) clinic in the Armenian capital Yerevan.

Armenia: Social workers and psychologists vital in helping drug-resistant tuberculosis patients through treatment

24/03/2010

Yerevan, Armenia. February 2010 - In the Médecins Sans Frontières supervised drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR TB) program in Armenia, the adherence of patients to the treatment is a major issue. Among the patients admitted to the...

SELIBENG SA TŠEPO: How the people of a mountain kingdom haunted by TB/HIV have found a wellspring of hope

24/03/2010

The sound of coughing fills the short passageway outside the female ward of Scott Hospital in Morija, Lesotho. Apart from the nursing staff here in the ward there are no visitors among the neat row of beds. The beautiful...

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