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January 24, 2017

After almost three years of conflict, civilians in eastern Ukraine are still bearing the brunt of the ongoing violence with more than 1.7 million forced from their homes. Elena Pylaeva, a psychologist working with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), explains the effects of this protracted conflict on the mental health of the population.

June 03, 2016

Following an outbreak of yellow fever in Angola this past December and the subsequent confirmation of dozens of cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are providing support in both countries to help contain the spread of the disease.

October 27, 2015

MSF is shocked and strongly refutes the false allegations made in the media by the Humanitarian Committee of Donetsk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine regarding its medical-humanitarian activities. This includes erroneous statements regarding mismanagement of pharmaceutical products such as psychotropic drugs, criticism of the organization's mental health program, and unfounded accusations of espionage.

October 23, 2015

On October 19, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) received written notification from the Humanitarian Committee that its accreditation in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine had been withdrawn and to immediately stop activities.

September 25, 2015

Doctors Without Border/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is alarmed by the decision of the Humanitarian Committee of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic to refuse permission for MSF to provide critical medical and humanitarian assistance in Lugansk, eastern Ukraine.

July 21, 2015

At the International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference today, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned that middle-income countries (MICs), which will be home to 70 per cent of people living with HIV by 2020, face increasing threats to their ability to access affordable generic medicines, which are crucial to countries’ ability to reach the global UNAIDS 90/90/90* targets.

March 11, 2015

By Stephen Cornish, Executive Director, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada

This op-ed was originally published in The Globe and Mail newspaper on March 9, 2015.

March 04, 2015

A Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Border (MSF) team managed to reach the embattled town of Debaltseve on February 21, three days after rebel forces took the city in eastern Ukraine. Olivier Antonin, MSF’s emergency coordinator, was part of the team that provided medical aid and evaluated the medical needs there. He describes what he saw in this devastated city.

 

By Olivier Antonin

February 13, 2015

The industrial city of Gorlovka in eastern Ukraine has been under constant shelling, its hospitals are overwhelmed with the wounded, and medical supplies have run out, leaving doctors to stitch up patients with fishing line. Dr. Michael Roesch, a surgeon with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF),  is supporting the Ukrainian surgical team in Hospital #2.

February 03, 2015

As fighting in eastern Ukraine continues to escalate, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is urging all parties to the conflict to halt shelling of hospitals and ensure civilians can reach safe places. In response to the surge in violence over the last two weeks, the organization is urgently expanding its support to hospitals on both sides of the front line as doctors try to deal with influxes of wounded patients and continued heavy fighting traps civilians in frontline towns.

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