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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 23, 2014

Meet some of the Canadians working with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on the frontlines battling the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

August 07, 2014

By Stephen Cornish, Executive Director of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Canada

Tim Jagatic
July 23, 2014

Tim Jagatic is a physician living in Windsor, Ontario, who traveled to Guinea last April with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) to help control the Ebola epidemic. In July he returned to the frontlines, this time to Sierra Leone, where the virus has spread.

 

It’s been one month since you were in Guinea. What has changed since you were last there? 

June 03, 2014

The Ministries of Health in Guinea and Sierra Leone report that there are new cases of Ebola in their countries, but that overall the number of patients appears to be declining. The virus has already affected more than 300 people in West Africa. Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is supporting health authorities in the two countries by treating patients and putting measures in place to contain the epidemic.