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February 03, 2015

A trial of the experimental Ebola drug brincidofovir in Liberia has been halted due to a significant drop in the number of new Ebola cases, coupled with the January 30 announcement by the drug’s manufacturer that it would no longer participate in the trial.

Led by Oxford University, the trial into a potential treatment for the disease was launched in early January in an Ebola management centre run by international medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the Liberian capital Monrovia.  

January 30, 2015

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) public health specialist Dr. Armand Sprecher describes MSF’s clinical protocols for treating Ebola patients, as well as the challenges faced and lessons learned so far during MSF’s response to the world’s largest-ever Ebola outbreak, which is still ongoing in West Africa.

 

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.

January 08, 2015

A clinical trial of a possible treatment for Ebola began on January 1 at ELWA 3, the Ebola Management Centre run by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia.

December 12, 2014

The Ebola situation has improved in Liberia’s Lofa County, and Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has decided to withdraw from the area. New actors have arrived to help, and since October 30 there have been no more Ebola patients in the Ebola Management Centre (EMC) in Foya. The success of MSF’s intervention in northern Liberia can be considered a model of response, benefitting from a comprehensive approach and constant community involvement.

December 11, 2014

 

The Talented Young Brothers (or TYB Boyz) are a group of young Liberian musicians from Foya. They got together in 2005 seeking to use music to contribute to the post-war development of their country.

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.

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