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October 27, 2014

 

In Ethiopia’s Sidama zone, a lush, green region dotted with oval-shaped huts, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a maternal health project in the Chire and Mejo divisions (known as woredas).

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:

October 17, 2014

We encourage GSK as well as all other vaccine developers to pull out all the stops and be ambitious in getting a safe and effective vaccine out to West Africa with all possible speed.

October 14, 2014

The first ward of the newest MSF Ebola treatment center in Bo is already full.

October 14, 2014

 

The situation in Bangui, capital of Central African Republic, has been extremely tense since a new wave of violence broke out on October 7. Men and youths have taken up positions at strategic crossroads throughout the city and set up blockades that are making it very difficult for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or any other aid groups to reach the injured.

October 09, 2014

MSF is responding to a confirmed case of Marburg hemorrhagic fever in Kampala.

October 09, 2014

Following a new spike in Ebola cases in Guinea’s capital, Conakry, MSF’s Ebola center is approaching full capacity.

October 08, 2014

 

Since January 2014, violence in Iraq has driven an estimated 1.8 million people from their homes, according to official figures. Nearly half of them are taking refuge in schools, camps, or unfinished buildings in the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG).

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.

October 04, 2014

 

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was deeply gratified to hear confirmation from the French Ministry of Health today that its staff member infected by Ebola in Liberia mid-September has now recovered.

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