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January 26, 2015

A downward trend of new cases has been reported at Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Ebola management centres across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with just over 50 patients currently in eight centres. While this is a promising development, the medical humanitarian organization cautions that loss of vigilance now would jeopardize the progress made in stemming the epidemic.

December 02, 2014

The international response to Ebola in West Africa has so far been patchy and slow, and has left local people, national governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to do most of the practical, hands-on work. Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned today that the international community must not fail twice with a response that is slow in the first instance and ill-adapted later on.

November 24, 2014

 

The creators of Africa Stop Ebola, a charity single recorded to raise awareness about the outbreak of the disease in West Africa, have announced that all proceeds* from the song will be donated to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and its efforts to stop the spread of Ebola in the affected countries of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mali and beyond.

November 14, 2014

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Canada, in collaboration with MSF Switzerland, has developed an online briefing on Ebola for health workers involved in the battle against the disease, in particular those responding to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa.  

November 13, 2014

In the absence of specific treatments for Ebola, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) announced today that it will host clinical trials in three Ebola treatment centres in West Africa. The separate trials, which are aimed at quickly finding an effective therapy that can be used against a disease that has so far taken around 5,000 lives in the current outbreak in the region, will be led by three different research partners.

November 11, 2014

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is reassured that the new guidelines announced by Health Canada regarding Canadian health workers returning from Ebola zones in West Africa do not conflict with MSF's protocols. 

October 27, 2014

Forced quarantine of asymptomatic health workers returning from fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is not grounded on scientific evidence and could undermine efforts to curb the epidemic at its source, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

Diligent health monitoring of returnees from Ebola-affected countries is preferable to coercive isolation of asymptomatic individuals.

October 24, 2014

Following a high level meeting on access and funding for Ebola vaccines convened yesterday by World Health Organization (WHO), Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has urged that plans to get forthcoming Ebola vaccines and treatments to frontline workers must be rapidly implemented. Significant investment and incentives are needed now to accelerate these steps.

October 24, 2014

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirmed today that one of its international staff members who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola.

October 17, 2014

Dr. Bertrand Draguez is a medical director with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) currently working on the West Africa Ebola outbreak. Here he explains why developing vaccines and treatments for Ebola is important, what is needed in order for them to make an impact in this outbreak, and why MSF is taking exceptional measures in facilitating clinical trials for potential treatments.

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