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May 06, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) health promoters go into the high-risk areas of Freetown, Sierra Leone, to educate communities to recognize and prevent Ebola. They also perform the delicate task of supporting survivors and families of Ebola’s victims.

May 06, 2015

Though the massive Ebola management centers run by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) at the peak of the outbreak in West Africa are no longer full of patients, MSF’s teams are still working to ensure that all traces of the disease are stamped out in local communities.

The residents of Moa Bay Wharf slum in central Freetown have ocean views from almost every side, but the cramped and chaotic living conditions make the environment anything but idyllic.

April 13, 2015

Dr. Maria Barstch spends her days in the small house that serves as the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Ebola survivor clinic in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The peak of the epidemic may have passed in Sierra Leone, but new cases continue to emerge almost every day, and with new cases come new survivors.

April 02, 2015

While the number of Ebola-infected patients in Liberia has steadily declined, MSF is assisting the local health system to safely restore medical services.

March 20, 2015

A selection of MSF-authored medical articles on the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

March 20, 2015

On March 20, a patient tested positive for Ebola in Monrovia, which was the first confirmed case in Liberia in more than two weeks.  A total of 150 new confirmed cases were reported across Guinea and Sierra Leone in the week ending March 15. The virus has now infected more than 24,700 people across the region since the outbreak was declared a year ago.

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 24, 2015

Initial results of a clinical trial of the experimental drug favipiravir suggest that it can reduce mortality among patients with low levels of the Ebola virus in their blood, but is ineffective for patients with high viral loads who are very sick with the disease.

February 17, 2015

Since the end of November 2014, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been responding to a spike in measles cases in the Yida refugee camp, in South Sudan’s Unity State. The virus is primarily affecting children, many of whom recently arrived in Yida after fleeing with their families from Sudan’s Nuba Mountain region, where bombardments and fighting between rebels and Sudanese government forces have recently intensified.

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.

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