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October 07, 2013

Join Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) tonight at 8pm for an online discussion of the challenges of delivering life-saving maternal health care to women in the countries where we work. The panel will include MSF obstetrician/gynecologists Severine Caluwaerts and Veronica Ades and MSF midwife Ruth Kauffman; the three have worked in countries throughout Africa as well as in Central and South Asia and Oceania.  Of all maternal deaths worldwide, 99 percent of them occur in developing countries—the direct result of the lack of adequate health care systems. MSF and other humanitarian organizations cannot replace national health care systems, but our teams work to avert maternal and newborn death as much as possible. The task is not an easy one; everything from poverty to a lack of roads, the inaccessibility of contraception, and in some places, the lower status of women, all work against their meeting that objective. Our panelists will share stories of trying to save lives in the face of such harsh realities and discuss what they’ve learned from the challenges.

September 24, 2013

Join Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and New York Times science writer Denise Grady for an online panel discussion on the global crisis of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB). The panel, comprised of health care workers and patient advocates working to improve treatment for people living with DR-TB, featuring Dr. Grania Brigden, TB advisor, MSF Access Campaign; Cathy Hewison, TB medical advisor at MSF; Mark Harrington, executive director of the Treatment Action Group; and Evaline Kibuchi, Senior TB advocacy manager at the Kenya AIDS NGO Consortium (KANCO).

September 13, 2013

MSF is working in Geti, DRC, bringing medical and mental health care to people who fled fighting between the army and militias.

September 05, 2013

Join MSF for a preview and discussion of Fire In The Blood and current U.S. government trade and global health policies with expert panelists as they examine this history and explain how the battle for affordable medicines and equal access for all patients continues today.

August 22, 2013

In order to prevent the diseases that killed many refugees in Yida camp, South Sudan, in 2012, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched a water and sanitation program and begun a vaccination campaign for children. The campaign was pushed back to start now, during the logistically difficult rainy season, because MSF had to engage in lengthy negotiations to get the vaccine at an affordable price.

August 22, 2013

Residents of a village in Central African Republic have no access to medical care due to recent violence. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has arrived there to provide medical care but is worried about levels of malaria, a potential nutrition crisis, and the lack of antiretrovirals for people living with HIV.

August 22, 2013

Since doctors in Gaza cannot leave to receive specialized medical training, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) organized an accredited training course for them in Gaza.

August 22, 2013

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing mental health care in a detention center in Sana'a, Yemen. Migrants have told counselors of horrific experiences with traffickers; many are trying to return home.

August 22, 2013

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is proving two local health centers in Chiradzulu district, Malawi, with machines that test the blood of HIV patients. The machines will allow health workers to see how effective treatment has been and to make decisions based on those results. Up to now only large regional facilities could provide results like this.

August 19, 2013

An in-depth interview on the decision by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to withdraw completely from Somalia. MSF General Director Arjan Hehenkamp speaks to Somali journalist Hamza Mohamed on August 14, 2013, the day MSF made the announcement that it would close all projects in that country.

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