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March 26, 2015

Take a glimpse at Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) activities in the past month.

March 23, 2015

The world has never seen such a deadly and widespread outbreak of Ebola as the one that struck West Africa in March 2014 and continues one year later. This video gives an abbreviated look at the impact of the outbreak on people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, and the work of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which was at the forefront of the medical response and advocated continually for a strong international response.

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 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.

October 14, 2014

 

Soon there will be 700 beds for treating Ebola patients in Monrovia. But medical staff are among the first victims, and in the Liberian capital, half of the health centers are shut and just one hospital is functioning. Many of the city’s inhabitants—pregnant women, children suffering from malnutrition or malaria, and road casualties—are without access to medical care. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is concerned with protecting health workers providing all kinds of medical care.

September 15, 2014

 

In a speech to the United Nations member states at the beginning of September, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International President Joanne Liu cited the failure of the current strategy for combatting Ebola. No organization is equipped to deal with for the explosion in the number of cases, the dozens of infected health workers, and collapse of the affected countries’ health systems.

September 15, 2014

At MSF's treatment center in Foya, Liberia, its hard to believe 11-year-old Mamadee was an Ebola patient.

September 03, 2014

Dr. Joanne Liu briefed Member States at the United Nations headquarters in New York on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

August 20, 2014

Sierra Leone has been hit the hardest with over 450 confirmed cases of Ebola at the beginning of August. In Kailahun, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is running a 64 bed treatment center. Despite the lack of a cure for the virus, doctors are able to treat the symptoms of the disease: diarrhea, vomiting, and high fever. A psychologist is also working with patients and their families.

July 29, 2014

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 670 people and spread to four countries. Among those now infected are two American aid workers and the lead Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone. Gwen Ifill interviews Dr. Estrella Lasry of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) about factors, including fear and hostility, that are hindering efforts to stop the outbreak.

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