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MSF delivers medical services to migrants who have traveled to Mayotte, one of the islands of the Comoros archipelago in the Indian Ocean, between northern Madagascar and northern Mozambique.

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After enduring delays in receiving urgent medical supplies and equipment, as well as continuous aftershocks that threatened already-damaged facilities, MSF staff are now treating patients inside an inflatable hospital.  

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In some locations, the needs for amputations are decreasing while needs for post-operative care are rising. MSF teams are diversifying activities to include mental health care, as well as mobile units that travel into areas surrounding current MSF operations, looking for people in need of medical treatment.

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Despite enduring profound losses of their own, Haitian members of MSF's staff have continued to do everything they can to provide emergency medical care to their countrymen and women in the aftermath of the January 12 earthquake.

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On January 20, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) logistical teams worked to set up MSF's inflatable hospital on the grounds of a school in Port-au-Prince. Staff hope to be able to start treating patients inside the structure on January 22.

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Take a tour of one part of the inflatable hospital Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) will set up in Haiti.

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Six MSF cargo planes loaded with vital medical material like antibiotics have been redirected to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. This will delay MSF staff's ability to treat patients who urgently need it.

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Needs for urgent medical care mount while obstacles to receiving much-needed supplies continue.

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December 1, 2009, is World AIDS Day, and we are bringing you snapshots of life with HIV in an area hardest-hit by the disease—Khayelitsha, a sprawling township mired in poverty on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa. Watch the videos and meet these HIV patients: a 10-year-old boy, a young woman rejected by her family, a woman failing on her second-line drugs, and a patient who was co-infected with HIV and TB and now helps other patients.

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Sleeping sickness is a major health problem in sub-Saharan Africa. With existing medicines either cumbersome to administer or a cause of intense side effects, a new and cheaper therapy, NECT, holds great promise of benefitting thousands of vulnerable patients.

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