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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.

September 27, 2016

Few other surgeons working for Doctor Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) around the world have as much experience treating war-wounded patients as Dr. Edgar Escalante from Vancouver.

September 23, 2016

MSF calls on the government of Jordan to remove restrictions on humanitarian aid and to allow its medical team to have access to the Berm, so that they can directly assess the medical needs of Syrians stranded there. MSF stresses that it will not endorse any proposal that involves Syrians being pushed or drawn back into Syria, or that does not make provision for the impartial delivery of quality medical care. MSF renews its call to find a long-term solution to the humanitarian situation of Syrians trapped at the Berm.

August 31, 2016

Michael Talotti is a Canadian project coordinator from Bowmanville, Ontario, who currently oversees the MSF surgical project for war-wounded patients. He and his colleagues in Ramtha — including 137 national Jordanian staff and 12 international staff members — work in a section of a hospital operated by the Jordan ministry of health, where they provide emergency trauma surgery, as well as physiotherapy and mental health support, for war-wounded Syrians. Their patients include men, women and children who have been unable to escape the violence of the Syrian conflict.

August 03, 2016

Mariko Miller is a Canadian nurse currently working for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Jordan, helping deliver medical care to refugees fleeing the war in neighbouring Syria. She wrote the following post in response to the humanitarian emergency taking place on the Syrian/Jordan border in which more than 50,000 people are stranded without access to essential needs.

July 20, 2016

MSF has called for the medical evacuation of war-wounded Syrians through the sealed northern border of Jordan. This call coincides with the opening of a new surgical department within MSF’s emergency trauma surgery project in Ramtha government hospital, 5 km from the border with Syria, to treat the large numbers of wounded.

June 30, 2016

Tens of thousands of people who are stuck in extremely harsh conditions close to Jordan’s northeastern border with Syria are in desperate need of humanitarian aid.

October 15, 2015

Doctors without Borders /Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) this week commemorated the second year anniversary of its Emergency Trauma Surgical Project patients in Al-Ramtha Government Hospital in Ramtha district, northern Jordan, where MSF provides quality medical treatment to Syrian war-wounded.

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 29, 2014
The ongoing conflict in Iraq has had a profound impact on the lives of Iraqis across the country. Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) offers reconstructive surgical care to victims of violence from all over Iraq. But the security situation is posing huge challenges.
 

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