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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.

December 01, 2015

A newly released study by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) stresses the need for continuous support to HIV-positive people under antiretroviral therapy (ART), including at hospital level.

July 20, 2015

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today that not enough is being done to ensure that people with HIV/AIDS who are on antiretroviral treatment (ART) reach and maintain “undetectable” levels of virus in their blood.

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.

July 18, 2014

From July 20 to 25, the international community will gather at the International AIDS conference in Melbourne, Australia, in order to explore strategies to beat the greatest pandemic of our times. HIV still kills 1.6 million people every year, most of them in poor countries of sub-Saharan Africa. In order to bring life-saving antiretroviral treatment (ART) to the nearly 16 million who still need it worldwide, it is crucial to alleviate one of the main barriers preventing them from accessing care: distance to the health centres where they can get these drugs.

In December 2007 MSF began providing essential healthcare to Zimbabwean migrants in the South African border town of Musina and in central Johannesburg. It is estimated that there are more than one million Zimbabwean migrants in South Africa.

MSF reacts to cholera outbreak in Harare

“I am feeling a little uncomfortable,” says Henry, quietly. He's a middle-aged gentleman politely looking up at Clara Chamizo from where he is lying on the dirty floor. Henry is so dehydrated his cheeks are completely sucked in and his eyes stand out in his skull. Chamizo, a nurse with the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)  project in Beitbridge, Zimbabwe, sees the absurdity of this statement. She stands in the middle of tens of cholera patients, on the dirt in the backyard of the main hospital. Cholera has overwhelmed this border town of about 40,000 like wildfire.

More than 11,000 patients seen by MSF

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