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December 01, 2014

Starting in February 2014, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been providing medical assistance to more than 30,000 South Sudanese refugees who fled their homes and sought sanctuary in Sudan’s White Nile state. Most came from Upper Nile state, which borders Sudan to the southeast, part of the large population of South Sudanese who’ve been displaced from their homes, fearing for their lives, since conflict erupted in their homeland in December 2013.

December 01, 2014

With winter having arrived in eastern Ukraine, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is continuing to support hospitals on both sides of the frontline, and expanding its psychological assistance for people in the hardest-hit areas. The needs remain high, because despite the signing of a ceasefire agreement in September, fighting has continued in several cities and towns, with particularly heavy clashes taking place over the past two weeks.

December 01, 2014

It is 4:00 in the morning.

Awakened by a phone call, the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team hurries to the maternity ward. The district of Dasht-e-Barchi in West Kabul is sleeping, but inside the hospital the urgency, anxiety, and excitement are palpable.

November 24, 2014

The Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) trauma surgery project near Jordan’s border with Syria opened in September 2013 and immediately began saving lives. Since then, the project team has conducted more than 2,000 major surgeries—many of which were lifesaving—for more than 600 patients. 

“One of our very first critical patients was admitted in September 2013 after he had been caught in an airstrike in southern Syria. He told our medical team ‘let me die, you can’t fix me,’” says MSF Head of Mission Paul Foreman.

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 20, 2014

Swift and coordinated action is of paramount importance in the days immediately after new cases are reported.

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.

November 05, 2014

Nearly 1,700 people receive malaria treatment in Chittagong Hill Tracts, a remote area where the infectious disease is endemic.

November 05, 2014

MSF is distributing family protection and home disinfection kits in Monrovia, Liberia, in an attempt to slow the transmission of Ebola.

November 03, 2014

MSF has been in the news quite a lot recently for its Ebola response. Here are just some of the other things our teams have been doing over the past week.

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