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June 24, 2014

On January 2, five members of Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) were abducted in northern Syria and held captive by an armed group for several months. After five months they have been released.

June 24, 2014

Kalemie, in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is exposed to cholera throughout the year. The disease thrives in areas with poor quality water and inadequate sanitation. To combat cholera, Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) provides an integrated package including immunization, medical treatment and clean water supply.

June 24, 2014

There are still 50,000 refugees living in M'Poko camp at Bangui airport in Central African Republic. The authorities want them to go home but this is not an option for those who sought refuge at Bangui airport five months ago.

June 24, 2014

The World Health Organization published a report on resistance to antibiotics at the end of April. The first of its kind, it sounded the alarm on this insufficiently documented issue where infected wounds won't heal despite treatment. Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) had already observed the phenomena, notably in its surgical program in Amman, Jordan where, three quarters of patients from Iraq have infections due to resistant bacteria.

May 27, 2014

Phumeza Tisile, a former extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) patient, took the DR-TB Manifesto to the 67th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, in May 2014. More than 55,000 people signed the petition that calls for urgent action to improve treatment for people living with DR-TB. After giving a speech to the delegates gathered for the WHA, she handed over the petition signatures to Dr.

May 20, 2014

Over a year has passed since the March 2013 coup d'etat by mostly Muslim fighters, called the Seleka, plunged Central African Republic into conflict.

May 20, 2014

In March 2013 a coup d'état in the Central African Republic by Muslim fighters called the Seleka plunged the country into conflict, and Christian militia named the anti-Balaka soon formed.

May 14, 2014

MSF increasingly calls on the services of physiotherapists during its emergency interventions. Integral to post-surgery, their work is key to the delivery of quality care.

May 13, 2014

Chemoprevention is a new prevention strategy for malaria that helps to reduce the number of children becoming ill during the July-to-October peak period.

May 13, 2014

A survey in 2012 showed that one person in every four was HIV-positive in Ndhiwa. The epidemic continues to spread as every year sees two in 100 people becoming infected with the AIDS virus.

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