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January 26, 2015

Reaching zero cases will be difficult unless weaknesses in the response are addressed.

January 22, 2015

MSF Public Health Specialist Dr. Armand Sprecher describes MSF’s clinical protocols, challenges faced, and lessons learned during the largest-ever outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.

January 12, 2015

In the wake of a major attack carried out by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram on the northern Nigerian town of Baga, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team is assisting survivors who fled to the city of Maiduguri. A large number of people are believed to have been slaughtered in the attack—the deadliest by Boko Haram for five years—while thousands more were displaced from their homes.

Twenty wounded survivors are being treated in Maiduguri hospital by Ministry of Health teams.

January 07, 2015

A clinical trial of a possible treatment for Ebola began on January 1, 2015, at ELWA 3, the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Ebola Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia. Led by Oxford University, the trial aims to determine if the antiviral drug brincidofovir is a safe and effective treatment for Ebola. While MSF hopes that brincidofovir might help patients survive infection, it is still not sure whether this will be the case.

December 31, 2014

Moses’s family has been hard hit by Ebola. Four of them were infected with the virus—his father and brother died, but Moses and his sister both survived. Moses was recently discharged from the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Ebola management center in Bo, Sierra Leone, and made the journey back to his home village, accompanied by MSF health promoter Esmee de Jong.

December 29, 2014

A clinical trial for a possible treatment for Ebola started in Guinea on December 17.

December 18, 2014

To increase access to care for Ebola patients in western Sierra Leone, which has been hit hard by the current outbreak, MSF has opened new treatment centers in Freetown and Magburaka.

December 16, 2014

The team collecting victims of Ebola—both living and dead—from the community in Monrovia face a challenging task in the fight against Ebola.

December 15, 2014

The Ebola situation has improved in Lofa County and Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has decided to withdraw from the area. New actors have arrived to help and since October 30 there have been no more Ebola patients in the Ebola Management Center (EMC) in Foya. The success of MSF’s intervention in northern Liberia can be considered a model of response, benefitting from a comprehensive approach and constant community involvement.

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.

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