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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.

October 02, 2014

MSF is distributing more than 50,000 home disinfection kits in Monrovia, Liberia, as part of its Ebola response.

October 01, 2014

The Ebola outbreak that was declared in August in the Equateur province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has not yet been contained.

September 24, 2014

MSF is responding to the increasing needs of public and private hospitals in Sana'a and has made medical donations to three hospitals, as well as to the Yemeni Red Crescent.

September 23, 2014

 

With bombs falling since July 8, the Palestinian Territory returned to a semblance of calm on August 26. The human and material damage is immense and the political and economic situation does not give cause for optimism.  

When an unlimited ceasefire between Hamas and the Israeli Defense Forces was announced, the streets of Gaza filled with jubilant crowds. For weeks, few people aside from ambulance drivers would have been on these roads, but now students were returning to classrooms, businesses were getting up and running again, and fishermen headed back to the sea.

September 19, 2014

 

Every month, six neighbors from the same village, all of them HIV-positive, and stable patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART)—the treatment that keeps the virus in check—take turns picking up medicine for the others. This is the essence of so-called Community ART Groups (CAG), a simple, inexpensive initiative benefiting both members of the group and health facilities, started by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in 2013 in Zimbabwe’s Tsholotsho district.

September 18, 2014

Speaking from Monrovia via live video link, Liberian Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) physician's assistant Jackson Niamah addresses the UN Security Council during an emergency session on the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

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