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October 06, 2014

Cokie van der Velde is a water and sanitation specialist with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) currently working as part of the organization's Ebola response team in Monrovia, Liberia, at the ELWA3 Ebola management centre.

September 25, 2014

On September 25, 2014, Dr. Joanne Liu, International President of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) addressed the High-Level Meeting on Response to the Ebola Disease Outbreak in the United Nations General Assembly. Read the full text of the speech below.

September 24, 2014

Ane Bjøru Fjeldsæter is a 31-year-old psychologist from Trondheim, Norway. She recently spent one month working on Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)’s Ebola response in Liberia.  In the article below, she recounts the story of Patrick, a patient at MSF’s Ebola management centre in Monrovia.

 

By Ane Bjøru Fjeldsæter

September 23, 2014

Meet some of the Canadians working with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on the frontlines battling the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

September 18, 2014

The world must act now to fight Ebola or many more people will die, Jackson K.P. Naimah, a staff member working with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on the ground in Monrovia, Liberia delivered the following address to the United Nations Security Council Emergency Session on Ebola.

September 16, 2014

The world must act now to fight Ebola or many more people will die, the Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) International President, Dr Joanne Liu, told the UN today - two weeks after member states failed to respond to her powerful speech in New York. Read the full text of the speech below.

September 15, 2014

Name: Jeff Grass
Home in Canada: Revelstoke, British Columbia
Profession in Canada: Civil Engineer
MSF Title: Logistics Team Leader
Location in West Africa: Liberia

 

Most significant challenge:

"I would prefer to have 29-hour days! [My biggest challenge is] completing extremely complex jobs while considering PPE [personal protective equipment] and infection control."

 

September 15, 2014

By Martin Zinggl

In the ‘Ebola-confirmed’ area of the Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Case Management Centre (CMC) in Foya, Liberia, roughly two thirds of patients don’t survive the Ebola virus. The patients gather on wooden benches and plastic chairs. Out of a transistor radio plays loud Azonto, music originating from Ghana. People are weak, lying in their beds while their immune systems are trying to fight the deadly invader in their bodies.

September 11, 2014

Pierre Trbovic, an anthropologist from Belgium, arrived in the Liberian capital city Monrovia in late August to help with MSF’s response to the Ebola epidemic. Finding the treatment centre full, health staff overwhelmed and sick people queuing in the street, Pierre volunteered for the heartwrenching job of turning people away.
 

By Pierre Trbovic

September 02, 2014

Statement of Dr. Joanne Liu, International President of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) delivered to the United Nations on September 2, 2014

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