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August 08, 2014

Dr. Armand Sprecher is a doctor with  Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), who specializes in hemorrhagic fevers. In the interview below he responds to questions about the treatment available for Ebola, and whether experimental drugs can form part of MSF's response to the disease outbreak currently affecting West Africa.

 

August 08, 2014

Emergency teams from the international medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) are continuing their efforts to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The disease has claimed 932 lives, according to the World Health Organization, since the outbreak began in March this year. Over recent weeks, MSF teams have seen a worrying surge in the epidemic, with the number of cases increasing dramatically in Sierra Leone and Liberia, and the disease spreading to many more villages and towns.

August 07, 2014

By Stephen Cornish, Executive Director of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Canada

July 24, 2014

As the Ebola outbreak continues to spread, with 1,093 cases and 660 deaths now reported across West Africa, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is stepping up its response in the most affected areas. While the number of cases in Guinea has declined significantly, in neighbouring Sierra Leone and Liberia more and more people are being infected with the virus.

Tim Jagatic
July 23, 2014

Tim Jagatic is a physician living in Windsor, Ontario, who traveled to Guinea last April with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) to help control the Ebola epidemic. In July he returned to the frontlines, this time to Sierra Leone, where the virus has spread.

 

It’s been one month since you were in Guinea. What has changed since you were last there? 

June 23, 2014

With Ebola continuing to spread in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, bringing the epidemic under control will require a massive deployment of resources by governments in West Africa and aid organizations, according to the international medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), which also warned that it has reached the limits of what its teams can do.

June 03, 2014

The Ministries of Health in Guinea and Sierra Leone report that there are new cases of Ebola in their countries, but that overall the number of patients appears to be declining. The virus has already affected more than 300 people in West Africa. Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is supporting health authorities in the two countries by treating patients and putting measures in place to contain the epidemic.

May 02, 2014

Although recent days have seen fewer Ebola patients in the structures in Guinea - run by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health - the outbreak is not over and full teams remain in place to deal with a spike in new cases.

April 22, 2014
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is deploying more than 60 international staff and 270 Guinean and Liberian staff to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has so far claimed 135 lives. 
 
MSF is supporting local health authorities by caring for infected patients and working to contain the outbreak in three locations in Guinea and two in neighbouring Liberia.  
 
April 11, 2014

On Thursday, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) resumed activities in a treatment centre in Macenta, southeast Guinea, after it was forced to suspend work late last week following protests by a section of the local population.

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