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January 07, 2016

Antimalarial Drug Reduced Risk of Dying Among Ebola Patients

Geneva/New York, January 7, 2015- A malaria drug may have reduced risk of dying among a group of Ebola patients in Liberia during the height of the outbreak in 2014, according to a retrospective study published by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and its research arm Epicentre, in the New England Journal of Medicine Thursday.

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)

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

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.

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.

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.