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August 24, 2017

On August 14, after two days of torrential rain, a hillside collapsed and triggered a mudslide in the mountain town of Regent on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown. Since then, almost 500 people have been announced dead, an estimated 600 people remain missing and 3,000 people have been left homeless.

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.

June 30, 2016

After 15 years away from the field, Canadian nurse Jane Little returned to MSF in February to work in Sierra Leone on a maternal and child health project. She recounts her experiences delivering healthcare in a post-Ebola context.

January 14, 2016

Luis Encinas is an Ebola expert with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). He looks back at the outbreak that devastated West Africa, and ahead to what should come next.

January 14, 2016

As Liberia today celebrates 42 days without any new Ebola infections — effectively marking the end of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa — the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on the global health community to draw on lessons learned in order to be better prepared for future similar outbreaks.

November 07, 2015

The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has now been declared over on. But in neighbouring Guinea, people are still being infected by a disease that has claimed more than 11,000 lives in West Africa since March 2014.

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 05, 2015

MSF Canada Executive Director Stephen Cornish recently returned from Sierra Leone and Guinea, where he visited Ebola treatment centres run by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) just over a year since the start of the epidemic that has devastated parts of West Africa.

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.

April 10, 2015

Alice Kamara, a nurse with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Sierra Leone, describes the impact that Ebola has had on her country, and on her personally — and why she is proud to be part of MSF's ongoing efforts to defeat the disease.

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