Only 10 percent of the 27,000 people working for MSF around the world are international field workers – or those who have come from other places to the countries where we work. The overwhelming majority of MSF field staff are national staff working in their home countries. This week we meet a Ugandan doctor who began his career with MSF after seeing the organization's work in his country.
The HIV-TB dual epidemic in Swaziland: one in four adults in the country has HIV, the highest prevalence in the world; and with compromised immune systems, people living with HIV are much more susceptible to other deadly diseases, including TB and its drug-resistant forms. MSF is using innovative ways to treat this deadly dual epidemic in a challenging environment.
Year after year, thousands of people come from countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Somalia looking for a better life in Europe. Seventy percent of them enter through Greece, according to UN numbers. If they are caught, these migrants are arrested and held in detention centers – overcrowded, underserviced holding cells – for days or months. MSF is currently running a mental health program in two centers in the north, on the border with Turkey.
Follow the story of a malnourished child in Bihar State, one of the poorest areas of India. Also: India's generics industry is under threat; MSF treats gunshot victims in Southern Sudan; and alarmingly high numbers of female migrants in Morocco have been victims of sexual violence.
In Armenia, patients with drug-resistant strains of TB have to undergo extremely challenging treatment; also - MSF's reaction to NATO's call for NGOs to work alongside military operations; and in Burundi a strategic response to an alarming outbreak of malaria.