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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.

June 02, 2015

On April 25, 2015, a massive earthquake struck the country of Nepal. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams organized quickly to provide emergency medical assistance to those affected by the quake, and expanded their response following a second earthquake in the country on May 11 . Ann Taylor, MSF’s head of mission in Nepal, explains the situation on the ground.

May 05, 2015

Anne Kluijtmans, a Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) nurse from Holland, was on holiday in Nepal when a amjor earthquake struck the country on April 25. She quickly joined the MSF teams who had arrived in the country to respond.

May 03, 2015

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) teams began running mobile clinics by helicopter to remote villages in the mountains to the north of Kathmandu.

June 02, 2015

The international medical humanitarian medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is sending 8 teams to assist those affected by the Earthquake in Nepal.

April 25, 2015

The international medical humanitarian medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is sending four teams of medical and logistical staff to Nepal to assist those affected by the Earthquake.

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.

Recent floods in South Asia have devastated parts of northern India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Millions of people have been affected and hundreds of thousands displaced. In a number of areas, the monsoon rains are said to be the worst in years. Authorities and local aid organisations have been working hard to cover most of the current needs in the affected areas by running clinics, distributing basic relief items and getting ready for potential outbreaks. Considering this strong local response, MSF teams in Bangladesh, India and Nepal are now in an assessment stage.