Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a clinic inside this camp sheltering 12,400 Syrian refugees in northern Iraq in September. MSF teams provided nearly 4,000 consultations in October, a third of them for children. As winter sets in MSF is even more concerned about the refugees' health.
After 13 years in Malawi, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has shown that HIV patients can be successfully managed in a rural setting with limited staff by the decentralization of care and shifting of tasks to staff with less medical training. Today MSF and the ministry of health treats 35,000 patients in Chiradzulu district.
In Gaza, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides post-operative care to people injured in burn accidents. Generators and poor quality gas cylinders are the cause of many serious accidents in Gaza, and MSF's is the only clinic that provides comprehensive wound care, physiotherapy, and medical care for these types of injuries.
In Bouca, Central African Republic (CAR) Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has proven that despite the security restraints, it is possible to provide aid in CAR. Given the scale of the needs in the country, more humanitarian agencies must take action fast.
With more than 540,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan, the Jordanian health system has had problems meeting the needs of all these new patients. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has opened a maternity care clinic in Irbid and plans to scale up activities.
A month after Typhoon Haiyan, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues its work in the Philippines, including the remote area of Guiuan. The goal for MSF teams there is to fill in the gaps of medical care, including obstetric care, until the local health authorities can resume all normal activities.
Three weeks after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, more than 200 Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff were working on the ground alongside several hundred Filipino colleagues. They have set up projects on the islands of Leyte, Panay and Samar, some of the worst affected areas, and continue to work in Tacloban.
The fight against HIV/AIDS has been hailed as one of the most successful public health projects in human history, but Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical teams that support HIV treatment for more than 280,000 people in 21 countries, see the revolution as unfulfilled for millions of people excluded from treatment. The See What We See films reveal what MSF medical staff witness and also highlight proven strategies for community-based care that puts more people on treatment earlier and helps them adhere to treatment in the long-term. Go to See.MSF.org to learn more.
An attack on the town of Bouca, northern Central African Republic (CAR), on September 9, 2013, spurred yet another wave of displaced people in the country. A military campaign by an alliance of rebel forces, Séléka, took a number of major towns and territory in eastern and central regions of CAR in 2012 and the fighting between armed groups has continued through 2013. An estimated 400,000 people are currently displaced in CAR.
Tanauan, a small town of 50,000 inhabitants located 12 miles south of Tacloban, is one of the worst-affected areas in the Philippines. Some 95 percent of the houses were destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan and the population has only received minimal aid since. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) arrived in Tanauan Tuesday and is running a medical clinic.