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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.

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Six months after the earthquake in Haiti, MSF is running 19 health facilities in and around Port-au-Prince and the needs are still huge.

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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  

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Keeping babies alive during the first 28 days of their lives is challenging in some parts of the world, including Aweil, Southern Sudan, where MSF runs a neonatal care program.

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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.  

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MSF is trying to use the worldwide attention on South Africa during the World Cup to raise awareness about the funding crisis threatening the future of HIV/AIDS treatment.

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Troubadours de l’espoir – the troubadours of hope - in Haiti. An MSF psychologist helped found this group of four young musicians who have become an integral part of one of MSF’s mental health teams.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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