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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.

October 09, 2014

Conakry — the first major city to be affected by the West Africa Ebola outbreak — is currently seeing a massive spike in cases. In July, case numbers appeared to decrease in Guinea, suggesting the end of the outbreak might be near. But Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is now caring for more than 120 patients — of whom 85 are confirmed to have the virus — in its two case management facilities in the country, Conakry and Guéckédou.

September 02, 2014

World leaders are failing to address the worst ever Ebola epidemic, and states with biological-disaster response capacity, including civilian and military medical capability, must immediately dispatch assets and personnel to West Africa, the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) announced today in a special briefing at the United Nations organized by the office of the UN Secretary General and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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.

 

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