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Image: A field tent set up as a Cholera Treatment Centre. Patients, mostly children, lie on beds while receiving treatmeny. IV bags hang from the ceiling providing fluids to patients. An MSF staff member is present.
September 26, 2017

Since the cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was declared on 9 September, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has treated 17,000 people after setting up around 30 units and treatment centres. The outbreak has already spread across 20 provinces, a situation never seen before in the country, and has not yet been brought under control. MSF is urging for increased prevention and awareness-raising activities, as well as the need for more organisations to get involved in the response to tackle the epidemic.

June 19, 2017

Niger was affected by a severe outbreak of meningitis in 2015, and also had to contend with rising numbers of refugees and people internally displaced by the conflict. Now, the hepatitis E outbreak declared by Niger authorities two months ago is not over and could last for several months. While for some patients, the disease stays under control, during pregnancy fatality rates can reach up to 25 per cent. There is to insufficient resources and coordination between humanitarian actors.

May 12, 2017

One case of Ebola has been confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Likati health zone of Bas Uele Province in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. A total of nine cases, including three deaths are so far being investigated.

April 26, 2017

Since November 2016, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has vaccinated over 675,000 children against measles, and cared for more than 14,000 patients, throughout five provinces in Democratic Republic of Congo, or DRC.

April 25, 2017

Having worked as supply logisticians in Baraka, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) isn’t the only thing Marilyne Bouchard and Jocelyn Murphy have in common — much to their surprise, the two recently discovered they’re also long-lost cousins.

March 23, 2017

An innovative new vaccine which could prevent large numbers of children from dying of diarrhea in sub-Saharan Africa has been successfully trialed in Niger, announced international medical organisation Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today.

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.

February 27, 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. Fabien Dehors was a project coordinator in Democratic Republic of Congo.

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.

May 25, 2016

At least six people were killed and eight more were severely injured last Thursday in an attack against the site of Yebi, in Bosso district, where thousands of people displaced from the Lake Chad area have settled looking for refuge. According to the Nigerien authorities, the attack was carried out by the group Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP), also known as Boko Haram.

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