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Liberia: ELWA 3 Ebola Management Centre to be handed over the Liberian Ministry of Health

Due to the decreased number of Ebola cases in Liberia, Médecins Sans Frontières is putting its...

Médecins Sans Frontières receiving large numbers of patients in Aden, as security situation in Yemen deteriorates

Scores of people have been wounded in fighting in Yemen over recent days, with many treated at the...


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Ethiopia: Treating children for malnutrition in the pastoralist community of Fiq

Two-year-old Hawsak lives in one of the small bush houses in Fiq woreda, in the Somali region of Ethiopia. Before being admitted to a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital, she was emaciated and had been suffered diarrhoea and...


Central African Republic: "It is not over in our country"

Marvin was one of the first casualties of the Battle of Bangui in December 2013, a battle in which the Seleka rebels opposed the anti-Balaka militia. He was shot in the leg as he tried to protect his property. Treated by Médecins...

13/02/2015 Central African Republic

"I never imagined my partner and community could reject me after surviving Ebola"

Ebola survivor and Médecins Sans Frontières’ psychosocial assistant Siannie tells her story:

04/02/2015 Liberia

From critical condition to caretaker: Aminata Sankoh

In late November, Aminata Sankoh’s mother started to fall ill. Living on the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Aminata heard warnings about Ebola on the radio. But she didn’t hesitate to care for her mother as she grew...

09/01/2015 Sierra Leone

Adem’s glance at death

On the bright morning of 3 November 2014, Adem, a 29-year-old mother of three arrived at the Yambio State Hospital’s maternity ward in South Sudan with advanced labour pains. While taking her medical and obstetrical history, the...

08/01/2015 South Sudan

My son is our 1,000th Ebola survivor

Since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Médecins Sans Frontières has admitted more than 4,500 patients to its care centres. Among these, more than 2,700 were confirmed as having Ebola.

22/10/2014 Liberia

The boy who tricked Ebola

In the ‘Ebola-confirmed’ area of Médecins Sans Frontières’ Case Management Centre (CMC) in Foya, Liberia, roughly two thirds of patients don’t survive the Ebola virus. The patients gather on wooden benches and plastic chairs. Out...

18/09/2014 Liberia

"Back home we were quite well off... now we have lost everything"

The recent conflict between Islamic State fighters and Kurdish forces in the north of Iraq has led to the displacement of over 250,000 people since 3 August, many of whom have fled to Kurdistan.

Médecins Sans Frontières was the...

21/08/2014 Iraq

“If I had not returned to the clinic in Dawei, I would probably be dead”

Ma Khin Khin* is a mother of four from Palauk township, around 130 kilometres south of Dawei in Myanmar’s Tanintharyi region. She is the very first Médecins Sans Frontières patient in Myanmar to receive the oral treatment,...

23/07/2014 Myanmar (Burma)

Patient testimonies: Cholera outbreak in Juba

On 6 June 2014, several patients at our Cholera Treatment Centre in Gudele, Juba, told us their story.

13/06/2014 South Sudan
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