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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.

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.

September 03, 2014

In a late-breaking, two-part special, FRONTLINE investigates two of the biggest stories out of Africa in recent months: the largest Ebola outbreak on record, and Nigeria’s fight against Boko Haram—the Islamist militant group that kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in April. 

August 28, 2014

Statement from MSF Director of Operations Brice de le Vingne.

August 15, 2014

 

Despite the World Health Organization (WHO) declaration that the largest-recorded Ebola hemorrhagic fever epidemic is an “international health emergency,” the global effort to stem the outbreak is dangerously inadequate.

The number of deaths and cases is continuing to increase dramatically in Liberia and Sierra Leone, precipitating a public health crisis in the two West African countries.  Meanwhile, the outbreak is continuing to affect people in Guinea, where it originated in March, with new suspected cases continuing to be admitted to medical facilities.

August 08, 2014

 

July 28, 2014

As the Ebola outbreak continues to spread, MSF is stepping up its response in the most affected areas.

June 03, 2014

Though the number of patients appeared to be declining, new cases of Ebola have been reported in Guinea and Sierra Leone. MSF continues to support health authorities in both countries.

July 31, 2012

MSF is working with Sierra Leone's Ministry of Health to counter a deadly cholera outbreak in the capital, Freetown.

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