April 26, 2015

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook the Kathmandu Valley before noon on Saturday, April 25. Although the full extent of the damage is still unknown, initial reports say houses and buildings collapsed in Kathmandu and surrounding areas. Tremors were also strongly felt in northern India, in the states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

April 25, 2015

The international medical humanitarian medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is sending four teams of medical and non-medical staff to Nepal to assist those affected by the earthquake. The teams will leave from Bihar state in India, which is close to the border with Nepal and where MSF has been working since 2007.

MSF will also send 3000 kits non-food items and medical kits to Nepal.

January 08, 2015

Five years have passed since a devastating earthquake shook Haiti, affecting approximately 3 million people and killing 220,000, according to government estimates. What is the situation in Haiti now after five years of reconstruction efforts, and what health care services does Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) still provide in the country? MSF’s Haiti Country Director Oliver Schulz discusses:

January 07, 2013

Three years after the January 2010 earthquake that battered Haiti, the rebuilding effort continues in fits and starts, especially when it comes to health care.

October 23, 2012

Two years since the beginning of the epidemic, cholera remains a major threat in Haiti, where little has been done to improve the conditions that enable the continued spread of the disease.

January 11, 2012

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing humanitarian aid to Haitian asylum seekers in Tabatinga, a town in the state of Amazonas, Brazil. 

January 08, 2012

Two years after the earthquake, the health care system in Port-au-Prince and its surrounding areas is still in disarray. Most Haitians still lack proper access to emergency care.

October 19, 2011

The consensus is that cholera has taken up a long-term, if not permanent, environmental presence in the country, and as such, the reinforcement and expansion of preventive measures has become vital.

October 19, 2011

One year after the cholera epidemic began, thousands of people in Haiti are still becoming infected every week. 

August 30, 2011

On August 18, MSF officially inaugurated its new specialized emergency obstetric care hospital in Port-au-Prince.

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