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May 02, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) logistician Mark Farrell Javits, just returned to the US after working on the MSF rescue ship the Aquarius in the Mediterranean. Here, he explains how his team conducted sea rescues and why MSF needs to be there.
 

May 01, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened Al Salamah hospital, in Aleppo governate in northern Syria, in 2012. The hospital is the most significant reference facility in an area that has been one of the hardest hit over the last six years of war.

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. 

April 21, 2017

As a result of of the conflict in Yemen, over half of the country's medical facilities are no longer open, and an estimated 15 million people have no access to even the most basic medical care. Airstrikes in north Yemen in August 2016 forced MSF to stop work in several hospitals. But earlier this year, an MSF team went back to Haydan, in northern Yemen. 

April 21, 2017

Over a weekend in March 2017, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) held its first Hackathon in New York City. More than 30 designers, strategists, and developers came together to build a tool to let individuals to use their power as investors or shareholders demand change from Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Find out more at #AFairShot

April 06, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began working in Likoni, Kenya, in February 2016, collaborating with the Mombasa County Department of Health. While MSF renovates and upgrades the brick and mortar maternity hospital in Likoni, staff provide life-saving care for mothers and babies inside a temporary shipping container structure—the Mrima Health Center. 

April 03, 2017

Antibiotic resistance is happening everywhere its been looked for, including in the places where Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works. Unlike in wealthier countries, the health systems in these contexts usually don't have the resources to invest in surveillance and prevention efforts.

March 31, 2017

This short 360° documentary from the Financial Times follows a child with typhoid, explains how an outbreak spreads in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and how Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) responds.

Use your mouse to drag the view from side to side, up and down. Or use the gray button in the top left corner of the video.

March 24, 2017

Patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) have to take a fistful of pills and injections daily for up to two years. Side effects of these toxic drugs can include permanent deafness, nausea and vomiting, blindness, and psychosis. After decades without any new TB drugs, two powerful, less toxic medicines were finally released five years ago. But most patients can't get access to them. This needs to change.

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