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February 11, 2008

One week after the fighting ended, things are slowly getting back to normal in N'Djamena. The streets are starting to fill again, even if many shops in the town center remain closed. In the hospitals too, the worst of the crisis has passed. While a good number of people have returned to N'Djamena, thousands of families do not yet dare to go home, and continue to survive in precarious conditions across the border in Cameroon.

February 07, 2008

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to provide medical assistance to civilians affected by recent fighting in N'Djamena, Chad's capital city, as well as to refugees who have fled the combat to Cameroon, and displaced populations in the east of the country.

February 05, 2008

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to provide medical assistance to civilians affected by recent fighting in N'Djamena, Chad's capital city, as well as refugees who have fled the combat to Cameroon, and displaced populations in the east of the country.

February 05, 2008

Over a month after Kenya's disputed election, the repercussions continue to be felt throughout the country. According to the Kenyan Red Cross, more than 1,000 people are thought to have been killed and 300,000 displaced. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which has worked in Kenya since 1992, flew in emergency staff to help respond to the crisis.

February 03, 2008

MSF treated 70 wounded in N'Djamena, the Chad capital, over the weekend, but many hundreds of other wounded are reported to be in other hospitals in the city. Over the weekend, access to hospitals was limited due to the ongoing fighting. MSF has been unable to access the other hospitals as the roads are blocked by the masses of people fleeing from the city.

February 02, 2008

Since fighting broke out in the Chadian capital N'Djamena on February 2, Doctors Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has treated 50 wounded people referred by the Chadian Red Cross to the hospital where MSF is working. Most of the wounded are civilians, suffering from bullet wounds. According to the Chadian Red Cross about 200 wounded people in total have been referred to various hospitals in the past 48 hours. Continuous fighting is making it very hard to access the injured and take them to medical structures.

January 31, 2008

On January 25, an MSF mobile team had been out for ten minutes when they had to return to base, due to fighting and rioting in the streets. Later that day, the team was able to get to the hospital and found that 116 people needed surgical care.

January 28, 2008

In a move that could have major implications on access to a cornerstone HIV/AIDS medicine across the developing world, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office on January 23, 2008 revoked four key patents held by the pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences on the drug tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF).

January 28, 2008

From sleeping sickness to cholera and malnutrition, MSF continues to respond to emergencies throughout Bahr-el-Ghazal, Jonglei, Western Equatoria, Unity, and Upper Nile states. MSF remains one of the largest health-care providers in the region. MSF has worked in southern Sudan since 1983. In 2007, 137 international staff and 1,359 Sudanese staff were employed and MSF spent 19.76 million euros providing medical care in the region.

January 27, 2008

In Sri Lanka, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are present at Point Pedro, in the Jaffna Peninsula, where the population is still isolated by the conflict. In spite of restrictions imposed by the governmental authorities, MSF pursues its activities in a region increasingly affected by war.

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