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A free-trade agreement between the EU and India could threaten to restrict the access patients and care-givers in the developing world have to affordable generic drugs.

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Last November, MSF launched the last installment of Condition: Critical, a project aiming to give a voice to the people living through the war in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Since then, nearly 2,000 people left messages of support for the people of Eastern Congo on the Condition: Critical message map. The first of these messages have already arrived in Congo and more are to follow. This video shows messages being delivered by MSF staff and the reaction of local people to them. More at http://www.condition-critical.org

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At the end of January, MSF closed its program in northern Sri Lanka, which was established last May when intensified fighting between the Tamil Tigers and the military drove tens of thousands of people from their homes and left many others in a state of pronounced medical distress.

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Hundreds of thousands of Somalis who fled fighting in their homeland are stranded in overcrowded refugee camps just over the border, in Kenya, where MSF has been offering medical and psychological care.

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In order to tend to the longer-term needs of Haitians wounded and displaced by the January 12 earthquake, MSF has set up centers for specialized services such as physical therapy, psychological care, and plastic surgery, and has also been distributing items such as tents, soap, and blankets.

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MSF is running a pediatric program at a hospital in Koutiala, in a region where one in four children dies before the age of five, and conducting mobile clinics that are helping to make healthcare available to many who previously had no access to it.

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MSF updates on Haiti, tuberculosis, Mali, Sri Lanka, and Kenya.

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Rolandi Mamulia came to the TB hospital in Zugdidi, Georgia, after a previous TB treatment failed to cure him. The doctors suspect he has drug-resistant TB and are awaiting the results of a culture test (to establish the presence of drug-resistant TB) carried out in a Belgian laboratory on the patient's sputum. Right now, Rolandi is on standard TB drugs to stabilize his condition. However his health in deteriorating rapidly.

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It was supposed to be a thing of the past, but Tuberculosis is still with us, claiming lives, growing more virulent, and demanding much more attention. On March 24, World TB Day, MSF will present a selection of stories and images detailing the work its doing around the globe to counteract this deadly disease.

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Two months after a devastating earthquake, and with the rainy season fast approaching, MSF continues to expand both its medical and non-medical services in Haiti.

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