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March 02, 2015

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues, albeit with decreasing intensity. The virus has infected more than 23,700 people across the region since the outbreak was declared 11 months ago. While the number of new patients in Liberia is declining, numbers are still fluctuating in both Guinea and Sierra Leone. A total of 99 new confirmed cases was reported across the three worst-affected countries during the week up to February 22, 2015.

February 13, 2015

While there are now many Ebola medical facilities up and running across West Africa, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) is adapting its response with mobile and reactive teams to address new chains of contamination.

January 29, 2015

MSF has opened a new maternity unit for pregnant women with Ebola—or those suspected of having Ebola—within an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone.

January 26, 2015

Reaching zero cases will be difficult unless weaknesses in the response are addressed.

January 22, 2015

MSF Public Health Specialist Dr. Armand Sprecher describes MSF’s clinical protocols, challenges faced, and lessons learned during the largest-ever outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.

December 31, 2014

Moses’s family has been hard hit by Ebola. Four of them were infected with the virus—his father and brother died, but Moses and his sister both survived. Moses was recently discharged from the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Ebola management center in Bo, Sierra Leone, and made the journey back to his home village, accompanied by MSF health promoter Esmee de Jong.

December 18, 2014

To increase access to care for Ebola patients in western Sierra Leone, which has been hit hard by the current outbreak, MSF has opened new treatment centers in Freetown and Magburaka.

December 04, 2014

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hygienists in the Ebola case management center (CMC) in Bo, Sierra Leone are armed against the virus. Their weapon of choice? Chlorine.  

"Our hygienists are on the frontline against Ebola," says Daniel Baschiera, water and sanitation manager for MSF. "They see themselves as combatting an invisible enemy. Using their spray tanks filled with chlorine solution they keep the rest of the staff safe."

October 27, 2014

The following information has been compiled to address questions about Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) protocols and practices regarding the organization’s Ebola projects in West Africa and the people working in them. As noted earlier, MSF will not comment on the care and condition of Dr.

October 06, 2014

 

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirms that one of its international staff members in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola hemorrhagic fever.

The staff member, a Norwegian national on assignment in the city of Bo, was placed in isolation on Sunday, October 5, after developing ​​a fever. Laboratory tests confirmed Ebola infection.

Following MSF medical evacuation procedures, the staff member will soon be transferred to a specialized treatment center in Europe.

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