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October 12, 2012

The pediatric unit in Niger's Guidan Roumji hospital is overwhelmed. Since the beginning of the year, MSF has treated close to 69,000 malnourished children and 175,000 cases of malaria. Southern Niger is still rife with malnutrition. In July, torrential rains destroyed crops and grain reserves. During the rainy season, malaria-transmitting mosquitoes proliferate. And malnourished children, already weak, run a higher risk of developing a severe form of malaria.

October 12, 2012

This month, we visit the Ubangi river, where MSF is treating yaws among the Pygmy population; Niger, where the rainy season and food insecurity have exacerbated malaria and malnutrition; and Sri Lanka, where after 32 years MSF is handing over its last remaining project and leaving the country. Additionally, learn about the court case Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis has brought against India, the "pharmacy of the developing world."

September 25, 2012

On Wednesday, September 19, 200 people froze in the streets of Geneva to protest the attack on generic medicines by Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis. To learn more, visit msfaccess.org/STOPnovartis.

September 18, 2012

This month, we focus on Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)'s efforts to improve the situation in South Sudan's Yida refugee camp, a makeshift hospital in Syria, aid to victims of flooding in the Philippines, displaced Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia, fighting cholera in Guinea and Sierra Leone, and the successful containment of an Ebola outbreak in Uganda.

September 17, 2012

Ethiopian authorities denied Sudanese refugees access to humanitarian aid when they refused to leave the camp where they were staying. When many of them did arrive at a new camp site, a quarter of under-five-year olds were acutely malnourished. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a therapeutic feeding center at the new camp and offered vaccination services.

September 17, 2012

A cholera epidemic in the capitals of Guinea and Sierra Leone was declared in February. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has treated nearly 8,000 people in the two countries.

September 17, 2012

An Ebola outbreak occurred in the Ugandan area of Kibaalé at the end of July. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launched an emergency intervention to contain the spread of the virus, which has killed 16 people.

September 17, 2012

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been working in Syria in cooperation with an association of Syrian doctors, the UOSSM, since June.

September 17, 2012

In response to torrential rains in the Philippines, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has distributed 2,600 hygiene kits in the province of Bucalan and are assisting with outreach and clean-up.

September 17, 2012

After Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) scaled up its operations in Yida refugee camp in South Sudan, the mortality rate fell sharply in just one month.

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