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June 19, 2017

Niger was affected by a severe outbreak of meningitis in 2015, and also had to contend with rising numbers of refugees and people internally displaced by the conflict. Now, the hepatitis E outbreak declared by Niger authorities two months ago is not over and could last for several months. While for some patients, the disease stays under control, during pregnancy fatality rates can reach up to 25 per cent. There is to insufficient resources and coordination between humanitarian actors.

March 23, 2017

An innovative new vaccine which could prevent large numbers of children from dying of diarrhea in sub-Saharan Africa has been successfully trialed in Niger, announced international medical organisation Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today.

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.

May 25, 2016

At least six people were killed and eight more were severely injured last Thursday in an attack against the site of Yebi, in Bosso district, where thousands of people displaced from the Lake Chad area have settled looking for refuge. According to the Nigerien authorities, the attack was carried out by the group Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP), also known as Boko Haram.

December 17, 2015

Cynthia discusses her most recent mission to Niger where she was responding children with acute malnutrition.

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