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December 18, 2014

The past year was marked by an unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa, but crises elsewhere also pushed our medical teams to the limit. Thanks to your generosity, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) were able to respond. While you are watching this, our teams are saving lives in a crisis somewhere. On behalf of our patients and staff: Thank you.

December 12, 2014

Despite international aid efforts, Central African Republic (CAR) is still enduring an ongoing catastrophe. International military forces have been deployed in the country for months now and while they have to some extent managed to contain the mass violence, they haven’t been able to help the country to return to normal. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is bearing witness to the dire security and humanitarian consequences.

December 10, 2014

As part of the ongoing emergency response to Ebola in Sierra Leone, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the Ministry of Health launched the largest-ever distribution of antimalarials in the country. Teams are providing 1.5 million treatments to residents of Freetown and five districts in the surrounding Western area. The goal is to prevent cases of malaria and also to prevent suspected cases of Ebola during the peak of malaria season.

November 19, 2014

South Sudan has been torn apart by a political crisis for almost a year now, making the delivery of health care an on-going challenge. Even in the West, so far unaffected by the fighting, supply chains for diagnostic tests and drugs have been cut off and people are suffering. Even though Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is present in five areas in the West, teams are not able to help everyone who needs it.

November 19, 2014

More than half of the 5,000 deaths due to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa have been in Liberia. The strain on the health system makes it difficult if not impossible to get care for anything else, including malaria. Malaria and Ebola share some of the same initial symptoms and people often come to Ebola treatment center with malaria thinking they may have Ebola, which puts them at risk for contracting Ebola.

November 19, 2014

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a pediatric care program in Koutiala in the east of Mali, where malnutrition and malaria are recurrent and there may be as many as 400 children receiving treatment at one time during the peak malaria season.

November 10, 2014

Jane Boggini has worked as a nurse with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for many years and she had already been to Sierra Leone several times. So when Ebola began spreading into that country, it was only a matter of time before she requested to go help.

November 10, 2014

The Primary Health Care Center in Pamat, run by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is one of very few places in the north of Aweil, South Sudan, where people can get treatment when they are sick. About 1,500 patients are treated per week at the health center and the numbers are increasing with time. During the rainy season, malaria is the most common disease.

November 06, 2014

Mary Jo Frawley, an experienced Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) nurse, describes her experience treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone.

November 06, 2014

Eric Pitts, a logistician with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), had a challenging experience helping to fight Ebola in Foya, Liberia. But after his six-week assignment, he's going back to continue the fight. Here he describes his experience.

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