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October 27, 2014

Forced quarantine of asymptomatic health workers returning from fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is not grounded on scientific evidence and could undermine efforts to curb the epidemic at its source, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

Diligent health monitoring of returnees from Ebola-affected countries is preferable to coercive isolation of asymptomatic individuals.

October 24, 2014

Following a high level meeting on access and funding for Ebola vaccines convened yesterday by World Health Organization (WHO), Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has urged that plans to get forthcoming Ebola vaccines and treatments to frontline workers must be rapidly implemented. Significant investment and incentives are needed now to accelerate these steps.

October 24, 2014

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirmed today that one of its international staff members who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola.

October 17, 2014

Dr. Bertrand Draguez is a medical director with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) currently working on the West Africa Ebola outbreak. Here he explains why developing vaccines and treatments for Ebola is important, what is needed in order for them to make an impact in this outbreak, and why MSF is taking exceptional measures in facilitating clinical trials for potential treatments.

August 29, 2014

This op-ed, by Bruno Jochum and Dr. Thomas Nierle was first published on August 27 in the Swiss newspaper Le Temps.

August 22, 2014

This editorial by MSF International President Dr. Joanne Liu was originally published in TIME Magazine on August 21, 2014. 

Entire families are being wiped out. Health workers are dying by the dozens. The Ebola outbreak raging in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has already killed more people than any other in history, and it continues to spread unabated.

August 20, 2014

This piece appears in the Summer 2014 issue of Dispatches, the MSF Canada magazine. To download the complete magazine or to read previous issues, please visit our Publications page.

 

By Michael Lawson

Tim Jagatic’s first encounter with suspected Ebola patients in Guinea last spring did not go quite as he expected.

August 08, 2014

Dr. Armand Sprecher is a doctor with  Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), who specializes in hemorrhagic fevers. In the interview below he responds to questions about the treatment available for Ebola, and whether experimental drugs can form part of MSF's response to the disease outbreak currently affecting West Africa.

 

July 24, 2014

As the Ebola outbreak continues to spread, with 1,093 cases and 660 deaths now reported across West Africa, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is stepping up its response in the most affected areas. While the number of cases in Guinea has declined significantly, in neighbouring Sierra Leone and Liberia more and more people are being infected with the virus.