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March 24, 2017

Every year, hundreds of Canadians work overseas with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), delivering front-line medical care in most of the nearly 70 countries around the world where MSF carries out lifesaving emergency healthcare programs.

March 13, 2017

Le rétablissement de la politique de Mexico, surnommée la Règle du bâillon mondial, qui interdit aux organisations non gouvernementales subventionnées par les États-Unis de fournir des services, de l'information et des conseils en matière d'avortement, compromettra l'accès à l'avortement médicalisé et mettra en danger la vie des femmes.

January 23, 2017

Medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launched a massive distribution of building materials, hygiene kits, water storage equipment, purification tablets, blankets and energy biscuits in the most remote mountainous region of Sud-Ouest, in Haiti, one of the area's most badly hit by Hurricane Matthew last October. Each of the 9,530 beneficiary families will also receive a set of 10 corrugated metal sheets, enough to rebuild a 12-square-metre roof and provide shelter with dignity.

December 19, 2016

Last year, Canadian nurse Laura Puteris worked at the Centre de Référence en Urgence Obstétricales (CRUO), Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)'s centre for emergency maternity care in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In this video, Laura describes an evening when she and her colleagues received as a patient a pregnant woman terribly burned by an exploding fuel canister. She recounts the team's efforts to help the mother and save her unborn child, and reflects on why it is essential to be present where care is needed.

December 02, 2016

On November 30, two months after Hurricane Matthew, devastated southwestern Haiti, thousands of people are still severely affected by inadequate shelter, lack of food and access to safe drinking water. Some remote communities have yet to receive assistance.

The international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working to provide assistance and medical care to people in isolated, affected areas like Port-à-Piment.

December 02, 2016

Two months after Hurricane Matthew devastated southwest Haiti, thousands of people are still without adequate shelter, food and potable water. Certain remote communities have yet to receive assistance.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is concerned about the deterioration of living conditions, particularly in the departments of Grand’Anse, Sud and Nippes, all of which were affected by the hurricane.

November 21, 2016

I arrived in Bokoro, Chad, three months ago. It’s my first posting with [Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières] MSF, and I was so excited to finally get here. I have always wanted to work for MSF. This is my small contribution to make the world a better place. I knew Chad was going to be dry and hot and that there are very high levels of malnutrition here.

November 21, 2016

Zara Abba is in Bokoro from the capital of Chad, N’djamena. She has been at MSF’s intensive care unit in Bokoro town for four days, caring for her granddaughter, Katalma Moussa, who is two years old. Zara Abba was visiting Bokoro to pay her respects to a family member who'd died when her granddaughter fell ill.

“She hadn’t put much weight on for a while and then she started to get diarrhea and her health got even worse. I had been taking her out for walks and to play with the other children, but since she started getting diarrhea, she didn’t have any energy and I couldn’t do that anymore. She was always hungry and crying and it was like the milk we were giving her wasn’t enough. I looked after her for seven days at home but after that knew I had to get her to a clinic.”

November 21, 2016

This year, in villages across the Bokoro region, in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MoH), MSF is running 15 mobile outpatient clinics for malnourished children aged between six months and five years old. In Bokoro town, MSF has an Inpatient Therapeutic Feeding Centre in an MoH Hospital, with an intensive care unit where the sickest children are referred. For the first time, MSF is also working in the area ahead of time in order to identify and try to prevent children at risk of malnutrition from falling ill.

October 25, 2016

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, which struck Haiti on October 4, four teams from MSF are assessing the needs at medical facilities and affected communities in five departments of the country: Grande Anse, Sud, Nippes, Artibonite and Nord-Ouest. Access to the affected areas is difficult and the full scale and nature of the needs have yet to be determined. Haitian officials report a death toll in the hundreds that continues to rise. The risk of cholera is very high in affected areas. Canadian physician Dr. Danielle Perriault is on the ground in Haiti, and she shared the following first-person observations.

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