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Ebola: “To create awareness among a population, you must listen”

Creating awareness is a key component of the response to an Ebola epidemic. It is impossible to...

Cholera in Mozambique: A Worrying Situation

Cases of cholera have been recorded in Mozambique since last December, but the epidemic has quickly...

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Ebola in West Africa: Epidemic requires massive deployment of resources

Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone / 24.06.14

With Ebola continuing to spread in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, bringing the epidemic under control will require a massive deployment of resources by governments in West Africa and aid organisations.

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South Sudan: Displaced People Dying of Preventable Diseases at Alarming Rate in Bentiu Camps

South Sudan / 20.06.14

Preventable diseases and severe acute malnutrition are causing an alarming number of deaths among the estimated 45,000 people taking refuge at a UN base in Bentiu, South Sudan, Médecins Sans Frontières has warned.

Iraq – Médecins Sans Frontières calls for respect of medical facilities

Iraq / 19.06.14

Following severe damage of its clinic in Tikrit as a result of the shelling of the city on 13 June, preventing the provision of medical care to approximately 40,000 people displaced by the recent surge in conflict in Iraq,...

Médecins Sans Frontières Hospital Bombed in Sudan

Sudan / 18.06.14

During an aerial attack on a Sudanese village, Sudan’s air force bombed and partially destroyed a hospital run Médecins Sans Frontières in the war-torn South Kordofan region Monday, depriving civilians of critical medical...

Systematic violence affecting civilians in Ouaka Region of CAR

Central African Republic / 17.06.14

Médecins Sans Frontières is dismayed at the high level of organised violence against civilians by armed groups in the Grimari and Bambari provinces of the Ouaka region in the Central African Republic (CAR).

Central African Republic: Fresh attack on Médecins Sans Frontières in Ndele

Central African Republic / 04.06.14

Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) has just evacuated a number of staff members from the city of Ndélé in the North of Central African Republic (CAR) following fresh attacks on its staff and facilities.

Oral Cholera Vaccine Highly Effective During Outbreak in Guinea

Guinea / 29.05.14

An oral cholera vaccine protected individuals by 86 percent during a recent outbreak in Guinea, according to a New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) study published today.

Médecins Sans Frontières launches new project to curb spread of HIV in western Kenya

Kenya / 28.05.14

Ndhiwa in western Kenya has one of the highest rates of HIV infection in the world. But that is set to change as international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières teams up with County and Sub County health authorities...

‘We demand action’: Death toll from drug-resistant tuberculosis must be slashed within a year

19.05.14

Phumeza Tisile, co-author of the DR-TB Manifesto and XDR-TB survivor, delivers urgent plea to World Health Assembly delegates on behalf of 50,000 supporters worldwide

Five Médecins Sans Frontières staff held in Syria Released

Syria / 16.05.14

Médecins Sans Frontières confirms that its five staff held in Syria have been safely released. The organisation strongly condemns this abduction, which has forced Médecins Sans Frontières to permanently close one hospital and two...

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