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May 22, 2017

Cholera often breaks out when there is overcrowding and inadequate access to clean water, trash collection, and proper toilets. It causes profuse diarrhea and vomiting which can lead to death by intense dehydration, sometimes within a matter of hours. 

May 02, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) logistician Mark Farrell Javits, just returned to the US after working on the MSF rescue ship the Aquarius in the Mediterranean. Here, he explains how his team conducted sea rescues and why MSF needs to be there.
 

April 21, 2017

The definition of a famine is very precise and the experience of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in this area can provide some context. The term famine can be used when the following criteria are met: the mortality rate exceeds two deaths per 10,000 people per day; acute malnutrition exceeds 30 percent; and one person in every five is not getting enough to eat. 

April 06, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began working in Likoni, Kenya, in February 2016, collaborating with the Mombasa County Department of Health. While MSF renovates and upgrades the brick and mortar maternity hospital in Likoni, staff provide life-saving care for mothers and babies inside a temporary shipping container structure—the Mrima Health Center. 

April 03, 2017

Antibiotic resistance is happening everywhere its been looked for, including in the places where Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works. Unlike in wealthier countries, the health systems in these contexts usually don't have the resources to invest in surveillance and prevention efforts.

March 31, 2017

This short 360° documentary from the Financial Times follows a child with typhoid, explains how an outbreak spreads in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and how Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) responds.

Use your mouse to drag the view from side to side, up and down. Or use the gray button in the top left corner of the video.

March 21, 2017

Winile is a multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patient with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Swaziland, and one of the many who have lost their hearing due to the toxicity of available MDR-TB drugs. Through an MSF program in Swaziland, she has learned sign language so she can continue to communicate.

March 17, 2017

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