Cambodia has one of the highest tuberculosis burdens in the world, according to the WHO. TB and its drug-resistant forms can be extremely difficult to diagnose and treat, especially in resource-poor countries, where the disease takes advantage of immune systems weaken by malnutrition and HIV, and people have limited access to health care. MSF has been working to improve TB diagnosis, treatment, and training in the southeastern city of Kampong Cham.
MSF halts medical activities at a camp for Hmong refugees in northern Thailand after four years as the sole humanitarian organization providing assistance. Also, hear a report from the country of Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific, where MSF is helping victims of widespread domestic violence.
In this edition, listen to stories on why the current global system of pharmaceutical research and development is failing millions of people around the world, how MSF is assisting Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh who for more than a decade have been fleeing violence and persecution in Myanmar, and MSF's response to the nutritional emergency in southern Ethiopia.
In this edition, you’ll hear another emergency update of MSF’s response in Myanmar, also known as Burma, in the aftermath of Cylcone Nargis. Present in the country since 1992, the bulk of MSF’s work prior to the cyclone disaster centered treating HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Souheil Reaiche coordinates the MSF teams working in the eastern Irrawaddy Delta, the region hardest-hit by the cyclone. He describes the devastation.
In this edition, listen to how MSF is responding to the conflict in Iraq and providing health care to vulnerable Burmese migrant workers in southern Thailand. In the top story, a report on the humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province, which has been the setting of chronic fighting for nearly a decade. Since August, clashes between the Congolese army and rebel groups refusing to be integrated into the national army have forced more than 500,000 people to flee, according to the United Nations.
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 how MSF teams are confronting tuberculosis along the Thai-Burmese border and how epidemiological research is guiding some of MSF's most important humanitarian assistance programs. You can also hear firsthand accounts from people who have fled Colombia's civil war.
In this month's edition, you'll hear how the health-care worker crisis in southern Africa is undermining efforts to provide HIV/AIDS treatment and why a man living with AIDS in Thailand needs access to an AIDS medicine produced by an American pharmaceutical company. In our top story, an update on the situation in eastern Chad, where deadly attacks on villages have forced more than 150,000 people to flee their homes.
In this edition, listen to reports on current issues affecting access to essential medicines, including a new, easy-to-use treatment for malaria; a court case in India that could prevent millions of people around the world from getting the medicines they need to survive; and on the fight to secure the heat-stable version of a vital AIDS drug in Thailand.