December 16, 2012

Reports on treating TB in Chechnya, fighting Yaws in Congo, working with displaced civilians in DRC and South Sudan, and battling cholera in Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

December 16, 2012

For over two months, on foot, by car, and in dug-out canoes, three Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams scoured the tropical forest of the Republic of Congo to reach the Aka Pygmies, a marginalized people with no access to health care. 

December 16, 2012

The M23 rebels' advance on Goma left hundreds of casualties and hundreds of thousands of displaced people in its wake.  In addition to its activities in several large hospitals, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has set up mobile clinics inside the camp and continues consultations at the health center.

November 12, 2012

For the first time, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is employing seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) in Chad and Mali. 170,000 children aged between three months and five years received anti-malaria medicines during the peak transmission season. This treatment, recommended by the World Health Organization, will not eradicate malaria definitively. But in countries like Chad and Mali, where malaria is the first cause of infant and child mortality, it does have an important role to play in emergency situations.

October 12, 2012

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) heads into Congo's tropical forest to treat the Pygmy population for yaws.

October 12, 2012

This month, we visit the Ubangi river, where MSF is treating yaws among the Pygmy population; Niger, where the rainy season and food insecurity have exacerbated malaria and malnutrition; and Sri Lanka, where after 32 years MSF is handing over its last remaining project and leaving the country. Additionally, learn about the court case Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis has brought against India, the "pharmacy of the developing world."

May 10, 2012

The difficult lean season in Chad has already begun, and MSF is working to treat malnutrition as quickly as possible. MSF teams screen for cases of severe malnutrition and distribute ready-to-use therapeutic food to malnourished children.

April 05, 2012

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has recorded a three-fold increase in patients with malaria in parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since 2009. MSF teams are seeing alarming numbers of malaria patients this year as well, and have launched an emergency response.

April 05, 2012

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working to treat malnourished children in Chad and elsewhere in the Sahel region as a nutritional crisis looms.