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May 12, 2016

In response to the announced closure of the Dadaab refugee camps, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on the Kenyan government to urgently reconsider its decision. MSF believes the closure will have enormous humanitarian consequences for some 325,000 refugees. We urge Kenya to take a leading role in the humane treatment of refugees, and to continue considering alternative solutions.

December 01, 2015

A newly released study by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) stresses the need for continuous support to HIV-positive people under antiretroviral therapy (ART), including at hospital level.

July 20, 2015

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) applauds the results of the Strategic Timing of Antiretroviral Treatment (START) trial, released today at the International AIDS Society Conference (IAS) in Vancouver, showing that immediate treatment is beneficial for the individual regardless of the status of his or her immune system.

April 17, 2015

Calls by Kenyan officials to close the Dadaab refugee camp in north-eastern Kenya within three months and forcibly return its residents to Somalia would have dramatic and life-threatening consequences for hundreds of thousands of people, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned today.

April 07, 2015

Last week, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) helped respond to the Garissa University College attacks in Kenya. Dr. Bashir Abdiweli is the medical team leader who coordinated MSF's response. He arrived with MSF’s medical team to support the Garissa Hospital team in the treatment of casualties. In the piece below, he shares his impressions of the immediate aftermath of the attack.

January 29, 2015

Three weeks later after Malawi was devastated by the largest floods in living memory, people are still struggling to get on with their lives. Some must also continue to plan for events that even floods can’t disrupt — like the arrival of a new baby. The following piece tells the story of Berita, an expectant mother who had to overcome unanticipated adversity to deliver her new baby.

January 16, 2015

* story updated below

Up to 20,000 people in the southern tip of Malawi most affected by the current floods remain cut off from the rest of the country, without food, health care or ways to prevent possible outbreaks, the humanitarian medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF) said on Friday.

March 10, 2014

As plans progress for the voluntary return of hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees from Kenya to their home country,[1] Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has once again urged that this process is not carried out at the cost of the aid already being provided to people who remain in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camps.

May 31, 2013

Near the end of the second community outreach clinic day, organized specifically for Commercial Sex Workers (CSW) in Nsanje, Malawi, Isabella, a shy young woman arrives. That day, she and two of her friends are tested for HIV and her test result is positive. Through counseling and encouragement to start antiretroviral (ARV) treatment, Isabella finally admits to the counselor that she already knew she was positive. She had missed two appointments at the hospital ARV treatment clinic and, after this, she had been too embarrassed to go back. Instead, she is taking pills from friends – honestly or dishonestly – to continue her medication. Scared, she came to our clinic looking for help.

Surgeon Gary Myers is working in the hospital in Eldoret, Kenya as part of a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team in the country. Together with hospital staff, MSF is providing emergency medical care in Eldoret following the violence that rocked parts of the country after elections in December 2007. Here Dr. Myers talks about the surgical support he is giving to a capable hospital staff that was overwhelmed by the sheer number of wounded people needing care.

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