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“It is normal to feel some kind of fear when you enter the isolation area for the first time”

Michel Van Herp is a Médecins Sans Frontières epidemiologist currently working on the Ebola...

Médecins Sans Frontières resumes activities in Ebola centre in southeast Guinea

On Thursday, Médecins Sans Frontières resumed activities in a treatment centre in Macenta,...


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Ebola epidemic declared in Guinea: Médecins Sans Frontières launches emergency response

Guinea / 24.03.14

An outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in southern Guinea has prompted Médecins Sans Frontières to launch an emergency response. Twenty-four Médecins Sans Frontières doctors, nurses, logisticians and hygiene and sanitation...

The New Face of an Old Disease: Urgent Action Needed to Tackle Global Drug-Resistant TB Threat


A new briefing paper by Médecins Sans Frontières outlines why the alarming spread of deadly strains of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) is one of the biggest global health threats we face today.

Humanitarian aid must be prioritised in Dadaab camps, despite return of refugees to Somalia

Kenya, Somalia / 11.03.14

Médecins Sans Frontières issues briefing paper highlighting appalling conditions in Dagahaley camp.

CAR: Escalating violence endangering civilians and delivery of humanitarian aid

Central African Republic / 07.03.14

The escalation of violence in Central African Republic (CAR), mainly in the north of the country, is undermining vital humanitarian assistance for people who are already suffering due to limited access to aid, Médecins Sans...

New studies point to impact of HIV treatment on transmission in high-HIV-burden African contexts

Malawi, South Africa / 07.03.14

Two new studies released by Epicentre, the research arm of Médecins Sans Frontières at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston this week point to reductions in new HIV infections in areas where HIV...

Médecins Sans Frontières releases report on shocking humanitarian situation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo / 03.03.14

Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) is in the grip of an emergency. For two decades, persistent conflict in its eastern provinces and instability in other regions and a dysfunctional health system have led to recurrent...

Médecins Sans Frontières Continues to Reinforce its emergency teams in Ukraine

Ukraine / 26.02.14

Between Wednesday and Friday last week, a Médecins Sans Frontières surgeon helped treat 20 wounded at a health facility in Kiev, following violent clashes between anti-government protestors and police that left at least 77 people...

Between Rhetoric and Reality: The Ongoing Struggle to Access Healthcare in Afghanistan

Afghanistan / 25.02.14

A new Médecins Sans Frontières report details how medical care remains out of reach for many patients in Afghanistan.

South Sudan: dozens of wounded treated amid new wave of violence in Malakal

South Sudan / 24.02.14

At least 150 wounded people have been treated by the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières after a new wave of violence hit the town of Malakal, in Upper Nile state, South Sudan, on February 18....

CAR: International efforts to protect civilians failing to stop slaughter

Central African Republic / 19.02.14

The extreme levels of violence against civilians and targeted killing of minority groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) illustrates the utter failure of international efforts to protect the population.

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