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.
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 special edition, we focus on the deteriorating situation for civilians and medical workers in Mogadishu, Somalia. Somalia has been wracked by violence for nearly 16 years now. But the past months has seen some of the worst fighting ever in the capital, Mogadishu. Access to medical care and assistance for civilians and displaced persons in and around the war-ravaged Somali capital has decreased alarmingly in the past few months.
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.