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January 26, 2015

A downward trend of new cases has been reported at Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Ebola management centres across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with just over 50 patients currently in eight centres. While this is a promising development, the medical humanitarian organization cautions that loss of vigilance now would jeopardize the progress made in stemming the epidemic.

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.

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.

 

August 08, 2014

Emergency teams from the international medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) are continuing their efforts to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The disease has claimed 932 lives, according to the World Health Organization, since the outbreak began in March this year. Over recent weeks, MSF teams have seen a worrying surge in the epidemic, with the number of cases increasing dramatically in Sierra Leone and Liberia, and the disease spreading to many more villages and towns.

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.

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.

May 02, 2014

Although recent days have seen fewer Ebola patients in the structures in Guinea - run by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health - the outbreak is not over and full teams remain in place to deal with a spike in new cases.

April 22, 2014
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is deploying more than 60 international staff and 270 Guinean and Liberian staff to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has so far claimed 135 lives. 
 
MSF is supporting local health authorities by caring for infected patients and working to contain the outbreak in three locations in Guinea and two in neighbouring Liberia.  
 
March 23, 2014

An outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in southern Guinea has prompted the international medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) to launch an emergency response. Twenty-four MSF doctors, nurses, logisticians and hygiene and sanitation experts are already in the country, while additional staff will strengthen the team in the coming days.

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