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September 29, 2017

Some 360,000 people have been forced from their homes in Marawi City, the Philippines, as the military tries regain control from fighters allied with the Islamic State group. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing clean water and mental health counseling to thousands of displaced people taking shelter wherever they can find it—in garages, warehouses, schools, and mosques near the city.

June 02, 2017

In spring and summer of 2016, fighting around the town of Wau made it very difficult to reach people in need with medical care, but Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) persisted. This story of civilians running for safety from one place to another, of health facilities being looted and burned, and of people being cut off from essential services, has been repeated across the country over the last year.

May 31, 2017

Telemedicine makes it possible for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff in remote areas to connect with specialists around the world. Adi Nadimpalli, an MSF physician, describes how he used telemedicine in South Sudan to help save a mother's life. 

May 03, 2017

Cervical cancer kills 12 women in the Philippines every day, but it's a preventable disease. So far, hundreds of women have visited the clinic run by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and local NGO Likhaan in the Manila slums to get screened or treated. The team offers cervical cancer prevention, family planning consultations, and an ongoing HPV vaccination campaign, targeting 25,000 girls.

May 03, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working with Likhaan, a pioneering local NGO, in the slums of Manila to provide free family planning and reproductive health services, including prevention of cervical cancer, to thousands of women and girls.

April 21, 2017

Twelve women die of cervical cancer every day in the Philippines. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and local organization Likhaan run a center providing family planning and reproductive health services, including prevention of cervical cancer. 

April 21, 2017

The definition of a famine is very precise and the experience of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in this area can provide some context. The term famine can be used when the following criteria are met: the mortality rate exceeds two deaths per 10,000 people per day; acute malnutrition exceeds 30 percent; and one person in every five is not getting enough to eat. 

December 16, 2016

No access to health care, except for those that are being provided by aid agencies. Very difficult to find clean drinking water. Prolonged years now of failed harvests, leading to increased food insecurity. And then of course, just the never-ending feeling that violence could rip apart your life and the life of your family.

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