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Médecins Sans Frontières treats first CMV Retinitis patients in Myanmar with oral drug

Reduction in pricing still needed to ensure wider access to treatment.

Gaza Strip: Israel must stop bombing trapped civilians

Since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip, the majority of the dead and...


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


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?


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


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


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


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.

Médecins Sans Frontières treats 17 wounded after bomb blast


Following a bomb blast in Kunduz city in northern Afghanistan yesterday, Médecins Sans Frontières received 23 patients at its trauma centre. Médecins Sans Frontières medical teams treated 17 wounded patients, while six people...

Central African Republic: Crisis Update


The violence that has been sweeping through Central African Republic (CAR) since early December continues to spread. Much of the country has been affected, with extreme levels of violence occurring in the capital, Bangui. It is...

“What’s happening right now in southern Chad is unacceptable.”


Central Africans describe the horrific violence they experienced that forced them to seek refuge in Chad.

South Sudan: First rains exacerbate deplorable living conditions and increase risk of disease in Tomping camp, Juba


The first torrential rains of the season have left large parts of Tomping camp, in the capital Juba, under water, worsening the already unacceptable living conditions for more than 25,000 people packed into the camp. Last week,...

A Médecins Sans Frontières “medical home” for the homeless


When a patient is discharged from hospital after surgery or treatment for acute illness, being in a protected environment to continue therapy until complete recovery is paramount. Yet for the homeless, such an option is...

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