MSF is responding to the intensifying post-election violence. Insecurity due to the fighting and international sanctions on Ivory Coast have driven hundreds of thousands of people from their homes and severely hindered access to essential services—including health care.
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.
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.
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.
MSF is carrying out its largest ever vaccination campaign to fight a meningitis epidemic in West Africa. And hear MSF field workers in Haiti describe the overwhelming need for medical care in that country.
In this edition, reports on how an MSF hospital in Haiti is responding to the overwhelming need for maternal health care in country's capital, Port-au-Prince, and the ways MSF is confronting the AIDS pandemic in Cambodia. Plus, a story on MSF's use of lifesaving ready-to-use foods to treat malnourished children in the West African country of Niger.
In this month's edition, you'll hear stories on how Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is responding to the upsurge of violence in the South Asian nation of Sri Lanka and West Africa's Ivory Coast. And a feature on MSF's reconstructive surgery program in Amman, Jordan, for war-wounded Iraqi civilians.
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.
In this edition, news about the surge of reported sexual violence cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo; MSF medical teams discuss the challenges of treating HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in one of Kenya's largest slums; and how MSF is using new strategies to combat acute malnutrition in Niger.