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July 18, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling on global HIV/AIDS leaders at the International AIDS Conference in Durban to develop and implement an action plan to address the critical lack of access to HIV treatment in those countries in West and Central Africa where coverage remains below 30 percent. This comes as new MSF data from Southern Africa suggests that the implementation of “Test and Start” is feasible but that community-led outreach is necessary to test and link people living with HIV to care and support them on lifelong treatment.

January 14, 2016

Luis Encinas is an Ebola expert with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). He looks back at the outbreak that devastated West Africa, and ahead to what should come next.

January 14, 2016

As Liberia today celebrates 42 days without any new Ebola infections — effectively marking the end of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa — the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on the global health community to draw on lessons learned in order to be better prepared for future similar outbreaks.

December 01, 2015

Imagine trying to keep a life-or-death secret when it touches almost everyone you know. The statistics tell you that many people with whom you live, work or socialize share the same secret. Indeed, everyone you know has a parent, child, friend, colleague or neighbour who shares this secret. Yet you can never be sure who to confide in.

November 07, 2015

The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has now been declared over on. But in neighbouring Guinea, people are still being infected by a disease that has claimed more than 11,000 lives in West Africa since March 2014.

August 13, 2015

This essay was first published on Time.com on August 12, 2015.

By Dr. Joanne Liu, international president of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

May 05, 2015

MSF Canada Executive Director Stephen Cornish recently returned from Sierra Leone and Guinea, where he visited Ebola treatment centres run by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) just over a year since the start of the epidemic that has devastated parts of West Africa.

March 23, 2015

One year ago today, an outbreak of Ebola in the West African country of Guinea was announced. Since then, nearly 10,000 people have died of the disease, and it has not yet been defeated. Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today released a critical analysis of the Ebola epidemic over the past year, revealing the shortcomings of the global response to the crisis and warning that the outbreak, despite an overall decline in cases, is not yet over. 

March 03, 2015

In Brussels earlier today, the European Commission hosted an international conference on the subject of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. With the one-year anniversary of the outbreak approaching, the purpose of the conference is to discuss ways to accelerate the process of eliminating the disease in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and to make plans for the post-outbreak recovery needs in these countries.

February 23, 2015

Initial results of a clinical trial of the experimental drug favipiravir suggest that it can reduce mortality among patients with low levels of the Ebola virus in their blood, but is ineffective for  patients with high viral loads who are very sick with the disease.

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