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December 05, 2014

As part of continuing efforts to combat Ebola in Liberia, MSF has set up a ten-bed Ebola transit unit near Redemption Hospital in the densely populated slum community of New Kru Town on the outskirts of Monrovia.

December 04, 2014

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hygienists in the Ebola case management center (CMC) in Bo, Sierra Leone are armed against the virus. Their weapon of choice? Chlorine.  

"Our hygienists are on the frontline against Ebola," says Daniel Baschiera, water and sanitation manager for MSF. "They see themselves as combatting an invisible enemy. Using their spray tanks filled with chlorine solution they keep the rest of the staff safe."

December 03, 2014

This piece originally appeared in The Express Tribune.

The internally displaced persons in the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas have escaped the violence but are confronted with greater challenges.

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.

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