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June 26, 2017

As malnutrition reaches alarming levels, an acute humanitarian emergency is unfolding in Doolo zone in Ethiopia’s Somali region, warns international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), whose teams are working in the most affected area of Doolo zone.

March 20, 2017

Nicholas Gildersleeve is a Canadian from Frelighsburg, Quebec, who until recently served as Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s head of mission in Bolivia — a country with the world’s highest incidence of Chagas, which is endemic in 60 per cent of its territory. The disease, which is found almost exclusively in Latin America and is transmitted by triatomine insects (also known as “kissing bugs”), is mostly asymptomatic for the first years of infection, but will often eventually result in debilitating complications that can shorten life expectancy by an average of 10 years. Heart complications are the most common cause of death in infected adults.

May 06, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in the Gambella region of Ethiopia are expanding the vaccine package being provided to South Sudanese refugees to include PCV (Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine) and HIB (Haemophilus influenzae type B) in order to reduce child mortality linked to pneumococcal diseases.

April 14, 2015

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is launching a new project to ensure that people can be diagnosed and treated for Chagas disease in the town of Monteagudo, in the Chuquisaca department of southern Bolivia. In partnership with local healthcare institutions, the organization will develop a comprehensive care model for primary and secondary care that will be integrated into the existing healthcare system.

November 17, 2014
Since the start of the conflict in South Sudan, mid December 2013, more than 1,400,000 people have been internally displaced and more than 450,000 have sought refuge in the neighbouring countries, including 190,000 in Gambella region, western Ethiopia.
August 26, 2014

A vaccine against cholera is being used on a large scale for the first time in Ethiopia by teams from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). The mass immunization campaign will protect South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia’s Gambella region, as well as the host community, against the risk of cholera spreading across the border from neighbouring South Sudan, where an epidemic had been declared in June

June 18, 2014

An estimated 100,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Ethiopia’s Gambella region since last December, when an outbreak of violence began driving many from their homes. Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has been providing assistance in four different locations along the border.

March 26, 2014

For several weeks Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have been providing assistance to South Sudanese refugees arriving in Ethiopia fleeing violence and persecution in their country.

September 01, 2012
Syria – An undercover hospital
South Sudan – An improved situation in Yida
Ethiopia – Sudanese refugees displaced
Guinea & Sierra Leone – “Coastal Cholera”
Uganda – Containing Ebola
Philippines – Torrential rains

Violence and displacement are threatening the lives of the civilian population in Ethiopia's conflict-affected Somali region, according to the medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). However, despite urgent humanitarian needs, two sections of MSF have been denied access to the region. MSF is calling on the Ethiopian authorities to immediately allow its teams to provide assistance to people in the region who are facing an increasingly desperate situation.

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