Broadcast through ARTE (Association Relative à la Télévision Européenne) television network in December 2009, Scars of War, or Les blessures de la guerre d’Irak, is a 20-minute documentary focused on war-wounded Iraqi patients inside MSF's reconstructive surgery project in Amman, Jordan.
An MSF team of a Haitian health promoter and an international staff psychologist travel to different areas in the Artibonite region to promote MSF's cholera treatment services and inform the public on how to prevent getting the disease.
In the Cité Soleil area of Port-au-Prince, MSF distributes 300,000 liters of water every day to more than 15,000 people. Here, MSF water and sanitation specialist Katelijne Van Eyck conducts much-needed water testing.
With the “Hands off Our Medicine” campaign, MSF is attempting to counteract policies that could restrict access to generic medicines in the developing world, medicines that are crucial to MSF's work and the short- and long-term health of patients.
Since cholera began to spread in Haiti, MSF has treated more than 18,000 patients in 27 Cholera Treatment Centers (CTCs) throughout the country and is anticipating treating many more in the coming days.
Shortages of medical supplies and electricity, along with restrictions on both the import of materials and the provision of permits for expat personnel, continue to limit the people of Gaza's ability to receive appropriate medical care.
As cholera continues to affect the people of Haiti MSF teams are working to open additional treatment centers. In the northern-most part of Haiti, the Port-de-Paix region, MSF has opened a large treatment center and a small treatment unit to increase access to treatment. In the treatment unit, a small team of three, two international staff and a Haitian nurse, have been able to offer treatment to people unable to travel to the larger treatment facilities.
Cholera continues to spread in Haiti as people struggle to access clean water and understand a disease they've never encountered before. MSF teams are responding to the outbreak in Port-au-Prince, in the center of the country, and on the northern coast, but other actors will need to get more involved to meet all the patient needs in the coming days.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff and supporters rallied outside the offices of the European Commission on November 8, before delivering an open letter of protest against ongoing trade talks between the European Union and India that could damage access to affordable medicines. The provisions in the free trade agreement under discussion could seriously impede generic medicines producers in India from delivering more affordable and quality generic versions of medicines for people in developing countries. MSF itself could not carry out much of its medical humanitarian work without access to these drugs. Support MSF's campaign 'Europe! Hands Off Our Medicine!'