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September 15, 2017

After 14 years of presence in Pakistan’s Kurram district, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is withdrawing from the area. The authorities have refused to issue a No Objection Certificate (NoC) without providing any explanation. Without a valid NoC, MSF cannot continue medical activities in Kurram Agency.

A health worker speaks to a group of women
March 06, 2017

A new MSF clinic in India gives refuge and care to victims of sexual and gender-based violence. Marise Denault and her team have been networking and talking to the local community in order to increase awareness of the accessible, confidential and quality treatment that MSF provides.

February 10, 2017

Dr. Karthika Devarajan is an obstetrician at North York General Hospital in Toronto. She recently returned from Pakistan, where she helped run MSF's maternal health program in the country's north. "I cannot describe how powerful it was to know that each day really, truly meant something," she says. "I realized all over again what a gift my surgical training has been and I have a new appreciation for the immense freedom that has defined my own life."

March 11, 2016

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has filed a ‘patent opposition’ in India to prevent US pharmaceutical company Pfizer from getting a patent on the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13), so more affordable versions can become available to developing countries and humanitarian organisations. This is the first time a vaccine (biosimilar) patent has been challenged in India by a medical organisation, with the goal of millions more children being protected against deadly pneumonia.

October 27, 2015

An earthquake variously recorded at between 7.6 and 8.1 on the Richter scale rocked parts of northeastern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan on the afternoon of October 26. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical projects in north -western Pakistan were faced with an initial influx of seriously wounded in the first hours. After treating the injured, the next priority is to assess the needs and identify if there are any urgent follow-up requirements.

July 21, 2015

At the International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference today, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned that middle-income countries (MICs), which will be home to 70 per cent of people living with HIV by 2020, face increasing threats to their ability to access affordable generic medicines, which are crucial to countries’ ability to reach the global UNAIDS 90/90/90* targets.

MSF Nurse Lisa Crellin in Pakistan
March 31, 2015

“Eyes without a face.” It’s the first thing I thought when I looked at her. I was working as nurse with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in a town known as Kuchlak. We were in a region near the western border of Pakistan and Afghanistan, and surprisingly running through my mind was a Billy Idol song. Sometimes a challenge in itself is making sense of what we see.

March 08, 2015

There are many obstacles that prevent women in developing countries and elsewhere from getting the healthcare they need, and Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) works around the world to deliver medical services that many women might not otherwise have access to. Much of this work involves maternal care: Last year, MSF teams assisted in nearly 200,000 deliveries worldwide.

August 08, 2014

Tens of thousands of people fleeing major military operations in the Pakistani region of North Waziristan have crossed the border into Afghanistan over the past months, seeking refuge in Khost, Paktia and Paktika provinces. In response, teams from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) are providing medical and humanitarian aid at the Gulan refugee camp in Khost province.

May 15, 2014

Although tuberculosis (TB) is preventable and curable, it is the second-biggest infectious disease killer behind HIV, and claims nearly 1.3 million lives each year.

The spread of drug-resistant strains of the disease is increasingly recognized as a public health emergency. Drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) is an umbrella term that refers to tuberculosis strains which resist the drugs routinely used to treat conventional TB.

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