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March 07, 2011

Obstetric fistulas, most often the result of prolonged obstructed labor, is an opening that occurs between the bladder and the vagina, or between the rectum and the vagina and causes a woman to become incontinent, among other devastating medical and social consequences. According to the UN, an estimated two million women live with fistulas today—about half of them in Nigeria.

December 16, 2010

One of many so-called megacities growing at rapid speeds around the world, Lagos attracts a steady flow of people from rural areas of Nigeria and from other countries. MSF is offering free-of-charge medical services in three slum areas of Lagos, including Makoko, where teams are running a clinic on land and constructing a rather unique small clinic on water.

July 06, 2010

In an area of northwest Nigeria, gold-mining means extremely high levels of lead-poisoning and the deaths of children. MSF treats patients for lead-poisoning for the first time in the organization's history.   Additional music: "Love Theme" © David Merson Hess  

February 01, 2010

Meet Natacha, a mother in Burkina Faso who struggles for her children's survival every year during the hunger gap; hear about MSF’s work in some of Zimbabwe's prisons; and get an update on the urgent needs in Haiti.

September 01, 2009

We take you to northern Nigeria, where MSF is providing surgery to repair fistulas – life-altering internal injuries that can happen to women who endure prolonged, complicated labor. In Burkina Faso, malnutrition is at its annual peak and MSF is responding.We’ll hear from an MSF doctor who was there at the same time last year. You'll also hear emergency updates from MSF projects around the world.

March 01, 2009

At least three million Zimbabweans are living in South Africa after fleeing a dramatically deteriorating situation in a country in crisis, yet few can find respite. Also in this edition, hear how MSF assists victims of rape in projects around the world.

February 01, 2009

In this edition, hear a report from Haut Uélé Province in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, where MSF is trying to bring medical care to those injured and displaced by the Lord's Resistance Army. Listen to a report on the humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe that has given rise to the recent, ongoing cholera epidemic; and hear a day in the life of an MSF field worker from Texas helping to bring treatment to victims of cholera in Zimbabwe.

December 01, 2008

Hear about three of the urgent crises MSF named in its "Top Ten" of 2008: people's struggle to survive amid the violent chaos in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo; the dire need for the international community to adopt proven, lifesaving ready-to-use foods to treat and prevent malnutrition; and a widespread cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe, brought on by the country's downward economic spiral.

April 01, 2007

In this month's edition, listen to stories on how MSF is treating multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in the former Soviet state of Georgia, responding to the latest outbreaks of violence in the central African nation of Chad, and assisting victims of violence in Nigeria's volatile Niger Delta region.

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