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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 11, 2017

Marco, a young gay man from Honduras, fled to Mexico after his life was threatened by gang members. He is one of the estimated 500,000 people who flee Central America each year and enter Mexico seeking safety and a chance for a better life. The violence many of these refugees and migrants have experienced is not unlike that of individuals living through war.

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 02, 2017

In the Petare and La Vega neighborhoods of Caracas, Venezuela, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) offers psychological assistance to victims of violence, including sexual violence. About 45% of patients are minors.

October 20, 2016

Access to the affected areas remains difficult and MSF teams are running a helicopter mobile clinic to reach remote villages in the mountains.

September 22, 2015

The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) promise, among other things, to end malnutrition and epidemics like HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria.

May 20, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs the only facility that specializes in treating patients with severe burns in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Five-year old Manette was badly burned over four months ago in a fire at her father’s workshop and has been slowly recovering.

November 19, 2014

Chagas disease is a deadly parasitic disease rife throughout Latin America. Since Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the health authorities instituted a treatment program, 43,000 people in Oaxaca State now have access to care for the disease.

July 10, 2013

Tuberculosis (TB) is more prevalent in Buenaventura, one of Columbia's biggest port cities, than anywhere else in the country. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working there because many people in urgent need of TB treatment have difficulty accessing the healthcare system. More than 300 TB and drug-resistant TB patients were admitted to the program in 2012.

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