November 24, 2014

More than 2,000 people with symptoms of cholera have needed emergency hospitalization since mid-October in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

November 14, 2014

The tuberculosis (TB) prevalence in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is among the highest in the world, prompting Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to launch a response to reach the most-affected communities.

Assessing the Needs

After analyzing where the greatest needs are, MSF decided to focus on the Gulf Province. This region, which includes many remote communities with limited access to health care, is estimated to have very high rates of TB and possibly a worrisome rise in drug-resistant TB.

October 21, 2014

 

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released their Global Tuberculosis Report for 2014. While tuberculosis (TB) incidence and mortality rates from TB continue to fall, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) notes alarming trends in the drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) epidemic and urges action to reverse course.

Key data of concern:

September 04, 2014

 

A significant decline in the number of new cholera cases in South Sudan in recent weeks has prompted Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to scale down its cholera operations. Instead it will redirect resources towards other unmet health needs in the country, where more than 1.7 million people have been displaced by the ongoing conflict.

July 30, 2014

Though treatable, the cholera outbreak in South Sudan is still affecting many who live in areas susceptible to the disease and requires immediate attention.

July 17, 2014

The cholera outbreak which began in January 2014 in northeastern Nigeria's Bauchi state is now over. More than 15,500 cases were reported and about 14,000 of those were treated by MSF teams.

May 28, 2014

The cholera outbreak in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, continues to spread. MSF is increasing capacity in order to treat all patients if the epidemic accelerates.

March 19, 2014

Add your voice to the global call to action—sign MSF's DR-TB Manifesto!

January 28, 2014

On December 2, 2013, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) received an alert from the Provincial General Hospital of South Kivu in Bukavu. The day before, 30 people had been admitted to the cholera treatment center (CTC) and one person had already died.

The MSF emergency team immediately went to the center and found it completely overwhelmed. Ninety percent of the cases had come from a district of the city called Camp Mweze, where the community had already reported four more deaths possibly caused by cholera originating from a contaminated water source.

December 17, 2013

Tuberculosis (TB) and its drug-resistant forms are a global health threat to which children are particularly vulnerable.

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