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.
In this edition, listen to reports on new strategies to combat malaria and MSF’s response to the devastation wrought by successive hurricanes hitting Haiti. In the top story, hear how thousands of Somalis and Ethiopians fleeing war and destitution are undertaking a perilous journey aboard illegal smugglers’ boats to cross the Gulf of Aden.
In this special edition, listen to stories from the 17th International AIDS Conference in Mexico. This August, MSF presented medical data from its HIV/AIDS projects around the world and discussed challenges to providing the best care. You’ll hear about two key issues: the shortage of health workers in sub-Saharan Africa that is helping to keep the 70 percent of people living with HIV from receiving the care they desperately need; and the challenges to treating children with HIV.
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 stories on an MSF study on predicting and responding to measles outbreaks in the West African nation of Niger, how a South African mother and her baby daughter fought to survive a deadly form of tuberculosis, and how thousands are still waiting for the promises of peace in southern Sudan.
This edition focuses on the situation in Sudan’s conflict-ridden Darfur region. Studies conducted by the UN, US government, and other agencies estimate that between 100,000 and 400,000 people have died since the war first erupted in 2003. The UN says 2.4 million people are still living in massive displaced-persons camps after having fled violent attacks on their villages. And the UN High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that another 230,000 remain in refugee camps in neighboring Chad.
In this edition, reports on how a neglected disease continues to cause blindness in people living with HIV/AIDS in Southeast Asia, on India's hidden war in Chhattisgarh state, and on the evolution of MSF's response to post-election violence in Kenya.
In this edition, reports on three of the most underreported humanitarian stories from the past year, including stories on how MSF is responding to Sri Lanka's rekindled civil war and the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province. The struggle for civilians to survive amid the violence in the Central African Republic is the top story.