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December 12, 2014

The Ebola situation has improved in Liberia’s Lofa County, and Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has decided to withdraw from the area. New actors have arrived to help, and since October 30 there have been no more Ebola patients in the Ebola Management Centre (EMC) in Foya. The success of MSF’s intervention in northern Liberia can be considered a model of response, benefitting from a comprehensive approach and constant community involvement.

December 11, 2014

 

The Talented Young Brothers (or TYB Boyz) are a group of young Liberian musicians from Foya. They got together in 2005 seeking to use music to contribute to the post-war development of their country.

December 02, 2014

The international response to Ebola in West Africa has so far been patchy and slow, and has left local people, national governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to do most of the practical, hands-on work. Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned today that the international community must not fail twice with a response that is slow in the first instance and ill-adapted later on.

November 24, 2014

 

The creators of Africa Stop Ebola, a charity single recorded to raise awareness about the outbreak of the disease in West Africa, have announced that all proceeds* from the song will be donated to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and its efforts to stop the spread of Ebola in the affected countries of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mali and beyond.

November 14, 2014

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Canada, in collaboration with MSF Switzerland, has developed an online briefing on Ebola for health workers involved in the battle against the disease, in particular those responding to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa.  

November 13, 2014

In the absence of specific treatments for Ebola, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) announced today that it will host clinical trials in three Ebola treatment centres in West Africa. The separate trials, which are aimed at quickly finding an effective therapy that can be used against a disease that has so far taken around 5,000 lives in the current outbreak in the region, will be led by three different research partners.

November 11, 2014

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is reassured that the new guidelines announced by Health Canada regarding Canadian health workers returning from Ebola zones in West Africa do not conflict with MSF's protocols. 

November 10, 2014

While the number of new Ebola cases reported in Liberia has declined in recent weeks, the outbreak is far from over and new hotspots continue to emerge across the country, the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said today, warning that the international aid response must rapidly adapt to this new phase of the epidemic or risk undermining the progress made so far against Ebola.

October 30, 2014

Every year, malaria claims victims in Liberia. The disease is endemic there. However, with the Ebola epidemic, it has become very difficult, if not impossible, to obtain treatment. In response, MSF has begun distributing anti-malarial kits in the capital city, Monrovia. Approximately 300,000 people will benefit. 

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.

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