August 14, 2015

Large spikes in malaria across South Sudan are raising the possibility of a second consecutive season marked by exceptionally high numbers of malaria cases and preventable deaths unless urgent action is taken to reinforce access to treatment in the most high-risk areas, the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warns.

August 14, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) denounces the recent air strikes on and next to nine hospitals across Idlib province, in northwest Syria, including three hospitals supported by MSF. These attacks took place over a period of four days, between August 7 and 10, and indicate an increasing pattern of healthcare structures and civilians being affected as a result of the ongoing war.

August 06, 2015

An estimated 110,000 people are sheltering from the violence of South Sudan’s ongoing civil conflict at a United Nations Protection of Civilians camp in Bentiu, where Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a hospital providing primary health care. Dr. Ruby Siddiqui is an epidemiologist supporting MSF field projects with medical surveillance, monitoring, and outbreak investigation. She’s currently in Bentiu, and reports on the increasing health risks to the population there.

August 05, 2015

Hundreds of people have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea after a boat carrying around 600 people capsized earlier today off the Libyan coast. This latest tragedy underscores the severe lack of adequate search-and-rescue operations in the area, said Doctors Without Borders/Médécins Sans Frontières (MSF).

August 04, 2015

After days of severe rains across swathes of Myanmar in the wake of Cyclone Komen, international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working with local government authorities to provide medical and non-medical aid to thousands of people affected by flooding.

July 31, 2015

An interim review published today in the medical journal The Lancet indicates very promising results for an Ebola vaccine candidate designed by scientists working at Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg.

July 30, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) completed a cholera vaccination campaign this week in Tanzania’s overflowing Nyarugusu camp, where people fleeing unrest in Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo have taken shelter.

July 22, 2015

As large numbers of refugees fleeing unrest in Burundi cross the border to neighbouring Tanzania, the overcrowded refugee camp of Nyarugusu “has reached breaking point”, according to Sita Cacioppe, emergency coordinator for international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

July 17, 2015

On Wednesday, July 15, the Bourbon Argos — a search-and-rescue vessel operated by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the Mediterranean Sea — rescued 678 people from six different migrant boats and received one more patient transferred for medical reasons from an Italian Coast Guards vessel.

July 09, 2015

Displacements, restrictions on mobility and lack of access to basic goods and services such as healthcare: These are the main consequences of the escalation of the conflict in southwestern Colombia, which is causing a growing humanitarian crisis.