Country/Region

Topic

February 17, 2011

MSF set up a mental health care program in the Burj al Barajneh camp on the outskirts of Beirut, Lebanon’s capital, in December 2008. Most of the Palestinian refugee families living here arrived more than 60 years ago, but their mobility has been proscribed and they have struggled to contend with overcrowding, poverty, unemployment, and war. In two years, MSF teams in the project have counseled more than 1,000 patients.

February 16, 2011

MSF began using antiretroviral drugs, or ARVs, to treat people living with HIV/AIDS in Malawai in 2001. Now, a program that initially served 500 patients serves 18,000 and stands as proof that a large-scale antiretroviral program is possible in precarious situations.

February 16, 2011

In response to a measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Katanga Province, MSF teams have initiated a vaccination campaign in partnership with the Ministry of Health that aims to vaccinate 1.2 million children in less than a month.

February 16, 2011

In 2007, when it finally became safe enough to open a project in Chechnya’s capital city of Grozny MSF began offering consultations to a population with little access to health services. The project is coordinated from Moscow, and while security is still a concern, MSF has expanded its work to include care for women and children in northen Chechnya.

December 12, 2010

Broadcast through ARTE (Association Relative à la Télévision Européenne) television network in December 2009, Scars of  War, or Les blessures de la guerre d’Irak, is a 20-minute documentary focused on war-wounded Iraqi patients inside MSF's reconstructive surgery project in Amman, Jordan.

December 02, 2010

An MSF team of a Haitian health promoter and an international staff psychologist  travel to different areas in the Artibonite region to promote MSF's cholera treatment services and inform the public on how to prevent getting the disease.

December 02, 2010

In the Cité Soleil area of Port-au-Prince, MSF distributes 300,000  liters of water every day to more than 15,000 people. Here, MSF water and sanitation specialist Katelijne Van Eyck conducts much-needed water testing.

November 28, 2010

With the “Hands off Our Medicine” campaign, MSF is attempting to counteract policies that could restrict access to generic medicines in the developing world, medicines that are crucial to MSF's work and the short- and long-term health of patients.

November 28, 2010

Since cholera began to spread in Haiti, MSF has treated more than 18,000 patients in 27 Cholera Treatment Centers (CTCs) throughout the country and is anticipating treating many more in the coming days.

November 28, 2010

Shortages of medical supplies and electricity, along with restrictions on both the import of materials and the provision of permits for expat personnel, continue to limit the people of Gaza's ability to receive appropriate medical care.

Pages