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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 08, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International President Dr. Joanne Liu responded today to the communiqué issued by the G7 leaders meeting in Germany at the end of their annual summit:

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.

Roads blocked by flooding. Medical & logistics personnel trying to reach area by helicopter.

10 person team focusing on needs of vulnerable populations, monitoring situation around nuclear plants.

MSF working with Japanese authorities to help many suffering effects of quake.

Will also start clinic to offer aid.

Teams continue north to find others in need.

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has sent medical teams to support the government-led earthquake and tsunami response in Japan. Our teams are running mobile clinics and conducting needs assessments, which will determine the full scope of MSF's response. At this point, we are drawing on unrestricted donations to fund our efforts, and we are not requesting or accepting donations specifically earmarked for relief efforts in Japan. We greatly appreciate your generosity and encourage your support of our work.

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