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March 24, 2017

Every year, hundreds of Canadians work overseas with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), delivering front-line medical care in most of the nearly 70 countries around the world where MSF carries out lifesaving emergency healthcare programs.

October 25, 2016

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, which struck Haiti on October 4, four teams from MSF are assessing the needs at medical facilities and affected communities in five departments of the country: Grande Anse, Sud, Nippes, Artibonite and Nord-Ouest. Access to the affected areas is difficult and the full scale and nature of the needs have yet to be determined. Haitian officials report a death toll in the hundreds that continues to rise. The risk of cholera is very high in affected areas. Canadian physician Dr. Danielle Perriault is on the ground in Haiti, and she shared the following first-person observations.

March 16, 2015

By Claudia Blume

When London, England, was struck by a cholera outbreak in 1854, British epidemiologist John Snow wrote down addresses of cholera victims, put them on a map, traced the outbreak and figured out its source: a contaminated water pump in Soho, which was then immediately shut down.