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April 07, 2014

A number of patients have been discharged from Ebola treatment centres in Guinea after successfully beating the Ebola virus, says Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders (MSF). At the same time, MSF’s emergency teams are facing challenges in tackling the epidemic, with work currently suspended in one of its three Ebola treatment centres.

March 31, 2014

With eight confirmed cases of Ebola reported in the capital Conakry, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is facing an unprecedented epidemic of cases now scattered in several locations in Guinea.

March 25, 2014

In response to the Ebola epidemic that has broken out in Guinea, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to reinforce its teams in Guéckédou and Macenta, two towns in the south of the country where the virus has spread.

March 23, 2014

An outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in southern Guinea has prompted the international medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) to launch an emergency response. Twenty-four MSF doctors, nurses, logisticians and hygiene and sanitation experts are already in the country, while additional staff will strengthen the team in the coming days.

November 25, 2013

Family and sexual violence are humanitarian emergencies with serious consequences for survivors. Their effects go far beyond borders and affect public health at a national level

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Since Saturday, the international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has thus far treated around 355 people who got injured during demonstrations and fighting in Conakry and Gueckedou. The majority of them were wounded by stray bullets. Before the weekend, after learning about plans for new demonstrations, MSF prepared for the possibility that emergency medical assistance would be needed. The team set up facilities in the Matam health centre in Conakry and in the hospital in Gueckedou, where MSF is running two HIV/AIDS programs.

Over 6,000 cases reported

In the civilian prison of Guéckédou, in the southeast region of the Republic of Guinea, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have unearthed an alarming medical and nutritional situation. For more than two months, they have strived to improve the prisoners’ health conditions, containing what was a descent into acute malnutrition for some, and for others, certain death. Adolphe, the MSF nurse, picks up the boxes of therapeutic food to treat malnutrition and jumps into the vehicle taking him to Guéckédou’s civilian prison.

In September 2008, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) started a medical and nutritional emergency intervention in the civilian prison of Guéckédou in southeastern Republic of Guinea. Upon arrival, MSF found malnutrition in one in three adult male prisoners, with one in five suffering severe malnutrition. Appalling hygienic conditions had led to dehydration and rampant skin and respiratory infections. Overcrowded cells found both minors together with adults and prisoners with tuberculosis together with other inmates.

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