March 28, 2013

A young patient with an MSF nurse at in the pediatric ward of Paoua hospital, Central African Republic, in November 2012.

March 25, 2013

As the opposition group known as Seleka takes charge of the capital, Bangui, MSF calls on those engaged in the fighting to grant people access to healthcare, not only in the capital, but also across the rest of the country.

Emergency physician Geneviève Côté of Québec City talks to radio host Paul Houde about her experiences working with MSF in Central African Republic and Chad [available in French only]. ( Courtesy of "Puisqu'il faut se lever" on 98.5 FM in Montréal. )

On March 10 a woman was shot dead in an Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ambulance when an unidentified gunman fired on the vehicle in Vakaga province in the northeast of the Central African Republic (CAR). As a result, MSF has suspended its mobile clinic activities outside the main towns in the region. The ambulance was carrying a mother and her baby who had been discharged from the MSF health centre in Gordil. This is the second person to be killed in an attack on MSF in the past nine months in the Central African Republic. The 32 year old woman leaves behind six children.

All mobile medical activities in northwest suspended after death of MSF field worker

In the Bocaranga area thousands of people are fleeing attacks by bandits known as

In 2008, MSF welcomed support from 80,000 individual Canadians who contributed directly to our efforts to bring life-saving medical care to those in need. In our annual report for 2008, you will find information on MSF projects funded thanks to this generous support, through detailed descriptions of our programs as well as our audited financial statements. As well, our general director and president share some of MSF’s biggest challenges and accomplishments from the past year.

Economic crisis is the last straw for a vulnerable region