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August 13, 2015

This essay was first published on Time.com on August 12, 2015.

By Dr. Joanne Liu, international president of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

May 09, 2015

After 42 days with no recorded cases of Ebola, Liberia has been declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization (WHO) – news that has been welcomed by the international medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

April 02, 2015

Routine vaccination activities in West African countries affected by the Ebola crisis have been significantly reduced since the Ebola outbreak began. In Montserrado County, Liberia, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) recently conducted a measles vaccination campaign with adapted safety protocols.

Philippe Le Vaillant, MSF’s representative in Liberia, talks about the need to increase vaccination coverage while rebuilding confidence in medical services.

March 23, 2015

One year ago today, an outbreak of Ebola in the West African country of Guinea was announced. Since then, nearly 10,000 people have died of the disease, and it has not yet been defeated. Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today released a critical analysis of the Ebola epidemic over the past year, revealing the shortcomings of the global response to the crisis and warning that the outbreak, despite an overall decline in cases, is not yet over. 

March 03, 2015

In Brussels earlier today, the European Commission hosted an international conference on the subject of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. With the one-year anniversary of the outbreak approaching, the purpose of the conference is to discuss ways to accelerate the process of eliminating the disease in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and to make plans for the post-outbreak recovery needs in these countries.

February 27, 2015

This article appears in the Spring 2015 issue of Dispatches, the MSF Canada magazine.

 

Dr. Bruce Reeder of Saskatoon was recently in Foya, Liberia, working to prevent the spread of Ebola by trying to figure out where the virus was most likely to go next. As he discovered, staying one step ahead was a vital and challenging task.

By Jacob Kuehn

February 09, 2015

The numbers of Ebola patients in West Africa may be going down, but as Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) epidemiologist Amanda Tiffany explains below, every last contact needs to be traced in order to help bring the epidemic to an end. She wrote the following from Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone, one of the countries hardest hit by the ongoing Ebola outbreak.

 

By Amanda Tiffany

February 03, 2015

A trial of the experimental Ebola drug brincidofovir in Liberia has been halted due to a significant drop in the number of new Ebola cases, coupled with the January 30 announcement by the drug’s manufacturer that it would no longer participate in the trial.

Led by Oxford University, the trial into a potential treatment for the disease was launched in early January in an Ebola management centre run by international medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the Liberian capital Monrovia.  

January 30, 2015

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) public health specialist Dr. Armand Sprecher describes MSF’s clinical protocols for treating Ebola patients, as well as the challenges faced and lessons learned so far during MSF’s response to the world’s largest-ever Ebola outbreak, which is still ongoing in West Africa.

 

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.

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