February 02, 2015

As fighting continues in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing medical supplies, including bandages, syringes, antibiotics and stretchers, to hospitals there. Teams also continue the work of treating patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis in the regional penitentiary system, a program MSF began in 2011.

June 16, 2014

The cholera outbreak in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, continues to spread. As of late May, 733 cholera cases had been officially reported.

May 27, 2014

Phumeza had extensively drug-resistant TB and was cured after three years of difficult treatment and side effects, including permanent deafness.

May 15, 2014

 

Although tuberculosis (TB) is preventable and curable, it is the second-biggest infectious disease killer behind HIV and claims nearly 1.3 million lives each year.

The spread of drug-resistant strains of the disease is increasingly recognized as a public health emergency. Drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) is an umbrella term that refers to tuberculosis strains which resist the drugs routinely used to treat conventional TB.

February 19, 2014

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been treating prisoners and ex-prisoners for drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) in the Donetsk region of Ukraine since June 2012.

March 22, 2013

Kyrgyzstan is among the 27 countries with the highest burdens of MDR-TB in the world.

February 12, 2013

Photographer Corentin Fohlen recently visited MSF's projects in CAR, a country in a near perpetual state of chronic medical emergency that is often overlooked by the world at large.

January 09, 2013

Despite the the vast amounts of international aid pledged after the 2010 earthquake, little progress has been made in health services, so MSF continues to try to fill this gap in the town of Léogâne.

August 23, 2012

MSF is fighting a cholera epidemic along the border between Guinea and Sierra Leone in western Africa.

July 25, 2011

A cholera epidemic is rapidly spreading along the Congo River in western Democratic Republic of Congo. The disease is affecting towns and villages along the waterway, which is the population's main mode of transportation. More than 250 people had died as a result of the disease by July 21, and the epidemic is expected to soon reach the country's crowded capital, Kinshasa.

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