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Daughter of the floods – a new life amidst chaos

Malawi was recently devastated by the largest floods in living memory. Three weeks later people are...

Ukraine: Hospitals shelled and civilians cut off as fighting intensifies

As fighting escalates in eastern Ukraine to a level not seen since August, the situation for...


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First trials for Ebola treatments to start at Médecins Sans Frontières sites in December

Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone / 13.11.14

In the absence of specific treatments for Ebola, international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières announced today that it will host clinical trials in three Ebola treatment centres in West Africa. The...

Central African Republic: Violent attacks against Médecins Sans Frontières threaten the supply of humanitarian assistance

Central African Republic / 12.11.14

Attacks and extortion perpetrated against providers of humanitarian assistance on the rise in CAR.

Médecins Sans Frontières Aid Worker Recovers from Ebola

United States / 11.11.14

Dr. Craig Spencer Discharged from HHC Bellevue Hospital Center.

Médecins Sans Frontières sounds alarm on practices and policies dangerously out of step with what’s needed to contain the global drug-resistant TB crisis


30 October, 2014 – Outmoded policies and practices and critical gaps in care for drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) are fuelling a worldwide public health crisis, said Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) in a new...

Ebola: Quarantine can undermine efforts to curb epidemic


NEW YORK/GENEVA, OCTOBER 27, 2014 – Forced quarantine of asymptomatic health workers returning from fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is not grounded on scientific evidence and could undermine efforts to curb the...

Médecins Sans Frontières protocols for staff returning from Ebola-affected countries


Since the beginning of its operations in West Africa in March to combat the Ebola outbreak, Médecins Sans Frontières has put in place stringent protocols to protect its staff from exposure to the Ebola virus and to monitor the...

Médecins Sans Frontières urges immediate action on Ebola vaccines and treatments for frontline workers

Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone / 24.10.14

Following a high level meeting on access and funding for Ebola vaccines convened yesterday by the World Health Organization (WHO), Médecins Sans Frontières has urged that plans to get forthcoming Ebola vaccines and treatments to...

Ebola: Médecins Sans Frontières staff member in US hospital

United States / 24.10.14

The international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières confirmed today that one of its international staff members who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola hemorrhagic fever in New...

Hundreds wounded after market bombed in besieged Damascus suburb

Syria / 17.10.14

The bombing of a crowded market on 9 October in a besieged suburb of Syria’s capital, Damascus, wounded massive numbers of people that health workers are struggling to treat due to an alarming shortage of medical supplies, said...

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