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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.

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.

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.

December 11, 2014

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) teams travelling to evaluate the medical needs of the people affected by Typhoon Hagupit in Philippines have reached the areas most impacted by the storm, and have found that most communities were well prepared ahead of its arrival. Given the minor medical needs in the affected areas at this stage, and the involvement of the Philippines Department of Health, assessors concluded there is no need for an MSF medical intervention.

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.

May 08, 2014
In the six months since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, teams from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have provided care for emergency and everyday health problems in hospitals and mobile clinics, delivered clean water and helped repair sewage systems and health centres in some of the worst affected areas. 
 
As the recovery effort has progressed, MSF has withdrawn from areas where its assistance is no longer needed, and stayed on in places where the health system has yet to recover. 
 
March 20, 2014

Cradled in his father’s arms, five-month-old Niño cries feebly. He is coughing and has been feverish for two days, with red spots on his face.

January 27, 2014

Over the past seven weeks, teams from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have run mobile clinics by boat to deliver medical and humanitarian aid to five small islands south of Guiuan that were affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

December 10, 2013

One month after Typhoon Haiyan swept through the central Philippines, Filipinos are starting to rebuild their homes and lives, said MSF emergency coordinator Ibrahim Younis. But while people in cities are receiving assistance, said Younis, many remote farming communities have still received little aid.

November 26, 2013

Despite increasing amounts of humanitarian aid reaching typhoon-hit areas of the Philippines, MSF teams are still finding villages and towns that have not yet received any aid.MSF’s teams are working in hospitals, running mobile clinics, providing mental healthcare, distributing essential relief items and clean drinking water.In Guiuan, Samar Island, MSF set up a 40-bed tent hospital, distributed 1,200 tents and is providing potable water to over 20,000 people. In the city of Tacloban, Leyte Island, MSF set up a 45-bed inflatable hospital.

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