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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.

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.

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.

May 08, 2014
In the six months since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, teams from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have provided care for emergency and everyday health problems in hospitals and mobile clinics, delivered clean water and helped repair sewage systems and health centres in some of the worst affected areas. 
 
As the recovery effort has progressed, MSF has withdrawn from areas where its assistance is no longer needed, and stayed on in places where the health system has yet to recover. 
 
March 20, 2014

Cradled in his father’s arms, five-month-old Niño cries feebly. He is coughing and has been feverish for two days, with red spots on his face.

January 27, 2014

Over the past seven weeks, teams from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have run mobile clinics by boat to deliver medical and humanitarian aid to five small islands south of Guiuan that were affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

December 10, 2013

One month after Typhoon Haiyan swept through the central Philippines, Filipinos are starting to rebuild their homes and lives, said MSF emergency coordinator Ibrahim Younis. But while people in cities are receiving assistance, said Younis, many remote farming communities have still received little aid.

November 26, 2013

Despite increasing amounts of humanitarian aid reaching typhoon-hit areas of the Philippines, MSF teams are still finding villages and towns that have not yet received any aid.MSF’s teams are working in hospitals, running mobile clinics, providing mental healthcare, distributing essential relief items and clean drinking water.In Guiuan, Samar Island, MSF set up a 40-bed tent hospital, distributed 1,200 tents and is providing potable water to over 20,000 people. In the city of Tacloban, Leyte Island, MSF set up a 45-bed inflatable hospital.

November 22, 2013

As the acute emergency phase following Typhoon Haiyan subsides, the next major hurdle for the people of the Philippines is how they will cope with the psychological impact of the disaster.

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