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February 13, 2013

Following a recent malaria epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a measles outbreak has spread through some 20 health zones in the the country's Orientale Province. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has deployed major logistical support to treat 16,000 patients and vaccinate close to 340,000 children in the affected regions.

February 13, 2013

The February 2013 Month In Focus features brief reports on the following Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) activities: aid imbalances in Syria; assistance for Syrian refugees in Lebanon; tending to victims of the conflict in Mali; measles epidemic in northeastern regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo; battling sleeping sickness in South Sudan; and improving access to healthcare in Afghanistan.

February 13, 2013

The majority of international humanitarian aid is being implemented from the capital city of Damascus and distributed to areas under government control. Aid remains minimal for some seven million Syrians living in opposition-held regions, where conditions continue to worsen. During a donor conference held in late January, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) spoke out about the imbalanced distribution of international aid provided to Syria. MSF teams are providing care for patients in neglected areas and training Syrians to give first aid near the front line.

February 13, 2013

Sleeping sickness has been a major health problem in South Sudan for the last century. Transmitted by the tse tse fly, it can be fatal if left untreated. Over a ten-week period, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) mobile teams based in Kajo Keji traveled to remote villages where patients have little access to medical care, screening over 37,000 people for the disease and providing treatment to those in need.

February 13, 2013

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have remained in northern Mali throughout the recent crisis in order provide medical care to the local population. MSF has treated 35 wounded patients in Timbuktu over the past few weeks and is running programs in Mauritania, Niger, and Burkina Faso to assist those fleeing the conflict.

February 01, 2013

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is supporting the regional Boost Hospital in Lashkargah, the capital of Afghanistan's Helmand Province. Our aim is to provide free, life-saving medical care in all areas, including maternity, pediatrics, surgery and emergency room service.

January 15, 2013

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is vaccinating children in displaced persons camps in the Democratic Republic of Congo to prevent an epidemic.

January 15, 2013

The end of the rainy season and continued conflict have pushed a new wave of people to Yida refugee camp in South Sudan. The high mortality rate Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) saw in July has stabilized, but levels of malnutrition among displaced children remain high.

January 15, 2013

This short video report details a conference co-hosted at Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Global Health Program in New York by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) that brought researchers, global health experts, and donors together to discuss the profound need for research and development initiatives in the field of neglected diseases. Since these diseases usually affect poor populations, research for finding better drugs and diagnostics for them is scarce. Click here for more details on the conference.

January 15, 2013

The first new drug approved to treat tuberculosis (TB) since 1963 could result in shorter treatment with less side effects and the opportunity to treat more people. For people with drug-resistant TB, it could present a new lifeline.

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