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September 02, 2014

World leaders are failing to address the worst ever Ebola epidemic, and states with biological-disaster response capacity, including civilian and military medical capability, must immediately dispatch assets and personnel to West Africa, the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) announced today in a special briefing at the United Nations organized by the office of the UN Secretary General and the World Health Organization (WHO).

August 29, 2014

This op-ed, by Bruno Jochum and Dr. Thomas Nierle was first published on August 27 in the Swiss newspaper Le Temps.

August 22, 2014

This editorial by MSF International President Dr. Joanne Liu was originally published in TIME Magazine on August 21, 2014. 

Entire families are being wiped out. Health workers are dying by the dozens. The Ebola outbreak raging in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has already killed more people than any other in history, and it continues to spread unabated.

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.

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.

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.  
 

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