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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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Watch these animations that explain how a patent pool could deliver the medicines we need.

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Although the recent abduction of a Belgian doctor and a Dutch medical coordinator ended positively, such attacks pose dangers to MSF’s health care activities in a country where millions of people depend on humanitarian aid.

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A total of 1,900 people have died in Nigeria, Chad, and Niger in a recent meningitis epidemic and MSF has launched its largest ever vaccination campaign against the disease.

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MSF has treated nearly 8,000 Laotian Hmong refugees in northern Thailand over the last four years. Now MSF’s work in the Huai Nam Khao camp is threatened.

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Following MSF's expulsion earlier this year the organization affirms that it would be ready to provide emergency aid if the situation changes and conditions allow its work with complete neutrality, impartiality, and independence. 

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Conflict has been underway since 2004 in northern Yemen between a rebel group and government forces. War breaks out every year, but tensions persist even when there is no open fighting.

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This short film provides an overview of MSF programs and the situation in Somalia from 2007 to mid-2008. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled the capital, Mogadishu, as a result of increasing violence. And attacks against aid organizations has limited the amount of relief deployed.

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This short film focuses on the deteriorating situation, including outbreaks of malnutrition, in South Sudan's northern Bahr el Ghazal region.

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This short film gives an overview of MSF programs and the situation in North Kivu, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Continued fighting and violence has lead to repeated population displacement. MSF carries out vaccination campaigns, works in the referral hospital in the ER, surgery and pediatric wards, and offers medical care for rape victims.

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