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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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DR Congo: Lack of protection for civilians

Democratic Republic of Congo / 04.02.09

4 February 2009– Tens of burned villages; hundreds civilians stabbed or clubbed to death; men, women and children abducted. The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) continues to unleash violence against the people of Haut-Uélé. The...

JAMA study shows food supplements can significantly reduce rates of deadliest form of malnutrition

Niger / 25.01.09

New York – According to a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), children in rural Niger who received ready-to-use food in addition to their normal diet, were nearly 60 percent less...

UN Madrid food summit could miss critical target


Madrid – If next week’s Madrid Food Summit does not come up with a concrete implementation and funding plan focused on malnutrition, 55 million children under five will continue to face potential life-threatening malnutrition...

Gaza: Medical personnel unable to enter

Palestinian Territories / 15.01.09

Daily Pause in Violence Insufficient; Other Crossing Points Blocked and Civilians Remain Trapped

Temporary halt to Gaza bombing a paltry response as extreme violence victimises civilians

Palestinian Territories / 08.01.09

The military offensive in the Gaza Strip is affecting civilians indiscriminately, while medical teams continue to face serious obstacles to providing assistance, the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans...

South Sudan: A Breath of Life

Sudan / 18.12.08

CHRISTMAS TV SPECIAL - South Sudan: A Breath of Life is a special investigative report by SKY NEWS that follows a Médecins Sans Frontières team working in a hospital in the isolated town of Aweil in South Sudan. The project...

Médecins Sans Frontières calls for scale-up of paediatric HIV care


An estimated 1.9 million children are in need of antiretroviral treatment but only around 200,000 are able to get the medicines they need. Médecins Sans Frontières calls on governments and donors to roll out existing tests faster...

Failure of HIV/AIDS treatment scale-up

Myanmar (Burma) / 25.11.08

Thousands of people are needlessly dying due to a severe lack of lifesaving HIV/AIDS treatment in Myanmar, says international humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières in a report released today. Unable to continue...

Europe failing to respond to global TB threat


New analysis from international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières shows how the European Commission is failing to pay its fair share towards discovering and developing new tuberculosis (TB) vaccines,...

Women desperate for emergency obstetric care

Haiti / 07.11.08

Médecins Sans Frontières’ medical teams are struggling to provide free quality emergency care to pregnant women and their babies in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In the last month, hundreds of women have desperately sought emergency...

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