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December 17, 2014

As part of its ongoing emergency response to Ebola in West Africa, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has carried out the largest-ever distribution of anti-malarial medicine in Sierra Leone, in partnership with the country’s Ministry of Health. Teams distributed 1.5 million anti-malarial treatments to residents of the capital Freetown and five districts in the surrounding Western Area over four days, with the aim of protecting people from malaria during the disease’s peak season.

December 12, 2014

The Ebola situation has improved in Liberia’s Lofa County, and Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has decided to withdraw from the area. New actors have arrived to help, and since October 30 there have been no more Ebola patients in the Ebola Management Centre (EMC) in Foya. The success of MSF’s intervention in northern Liberia can be considered a model of response, benefitting from a comprehensive approach and constant community involvement.

December 11, 2014

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) teams travelling to evaluate the medical needs of the people affected by Typhoon Hagupit in Philippines have reached the areas most impacted by the storm, and have found that most communities were well prepared ahead of its arrival. Given the minor medical needs in the affected areas at this stage, and the involvement of the Philippines Department of Health, assessors concluded there is no need for an MSF medical intervention.

December 09, 2014

Thousands of people fleeing violence in Iraq are in desperate need of food, water, shelter and medical care, even after arriving in areas of the country accessible to aid organizations, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has warned.

November 24, 2014

More than 2,000 people with symptoms of cholera have been hospitalized since mid-October in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti. Even though the majority of Haitians remain exposed to cholera due to lack of access to clean drinking water and latrines, capacity to treat those affected by the disease is still inadequate. Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has rapidly reinforced its cholera response with close to 320 beds.

November 21, 2014

After a new case of Ebola was detected in the Malian capital, Bamako, on November 11, the international medical organization Médécins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has reinforced its team and expanded its activities to help stop the disease from spreading further.  

November 17, 2014

The Ebola outbreak that started in August in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is now under control, as no new cases have been detected since the last confirmed infection was diagnosed on October 4 in the town of Boende.

November 06, 2014

Nyanog Adem is a 32-year-old mother of six. She comes from Ariath village, north of Aweil town in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, South Sudan. She trekked 15 kilometres to a health centre run by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Majangkar, Pamat.

October 17, 2014

Dr. Bertrand Draguez is a medical director with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) currently working on the West Africa Ebola outbreak. Here he explains why developing vaccines and treatments for Ebola is important, what is needed in order for them to make an impact in this outbreak, and why MSF is taking exceptional measures in facilitating clinical trials for potential treatments.

October 16, 2014

The bombing of a crowded market on October 9 caused hundreds of casualties in the Syrian town of Erbin, located in the East Ghouta suburban area near the capital, Damascus.

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