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December 18, 2015

MSF delivered a petition signed by more than 547,000 people to the White House, calling for President Obama to consent to an independent investigation of the deadly U.S. airstrikes on MSF's trauma hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

September 22, 2015

The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) promise, among other things, to end malnutrition and epidemics like HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria.

May 20, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs the only facility that specializes in treating patients with severe burns in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Five-year old Manette was badly burned over four months ago in a fire at her father’s workshop and has been slowly recovering.

November 19, 2014

Chagas disease is a deadly parasitic disease rife throughout Latin America. Since Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the health authorities instituted a treatment program, 43,000 people in Oaxaca State now have access to care for the disease.

October 06, 2014

 

Chagas disease is a parasitic illness transmitted by the bite of the vinchuca bug; it is found almost exclusively in the Americas. Without treatment, Chagas can eventually progress to fatally damaging the heart, and the nervous and digestive systems. A neglected disease, many people never learn that they have Chagas. Those who do face onerous treatment - there has been little research and development for better drugs.

July 10, 2013

Tuberculosis (TB) is more prevalent in Buenaventura, one of Columbia's biggest port cities, than anywhere else in the country. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working there because many people in urgent need of TB treatment have difficulty accessing the healthcare system. More than 300 TB and drug-resistant TB patients were admitted to the program in 2012.

December 16, 2012

Hurricane Sandy hit Haiti in late October, bringing with it a rise in cholera cases. Even though the Ministry of Health's response to cholera remains inadequate, many aid organizations are leaving the country. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs five cholera treatment centers to respond to the epidemic and teams have increased the number of beds in order to deal with the influx of patients. At the treatment centers, patients receive oral or intravenous rehydration and the most severe cases receive antibiotics.

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.

October 25, 2012

In Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing medical assistance to vulnerable people facing extreme violence and a lack of access to health care. Many of these patients are young people who live on the streets and suffer the most from what MSF staff call an "epidemic of violence". Photographs and voiceover by Spencer Platt.

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