August 20, 2014

Escaping conflict or famine, scores of South Sudanese arrive daily in refugee camps in Ethiopia. Some of these people may be carrying the cholera bacterium which has ravaged South Sudan in the last few months. With the rains regularly flooding the camps and the lack of sanitation installations, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) fears the slightest outbreak of the disease, and teams have launched a preventative vaccination campaign in the camps and surrounding villages.

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.

December 16, 2012

Hurricane Sandy hit Haiti in late October, bringing with it a rise in cholera cases. Even though the Ministry of Health's response to cholera remains inadequate, many aid organizations are leaving the country. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs five cholera treatment centers to respond to the epidemic and teams have increased the number of beds in order to deal with the influx of patients. At the treatment centers, patients receive oral or intravenous rehydration and the most severe cases receive antibiotics.

December 16, 2012

Reports on treating TB in Chechnya, fighting Yaws in Congo, working with displaced civilians in DRC and South Sudan, and battling cholera in Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

September 18, 2012

This month, we focus on Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)'s efforts to improve the situation in South Sudan's Yida refugee camp, a makeshift hospital in Syria, aid to victims of flooding in the Philippines, displaced Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia, fighting cholera in Guinea and Sierra Leone, and the successful containment of an Ebola outbreak in Uganda.

September 17, 2012

A cholera epidemic in the capitals of Guinea and Sierra Leone was declared in February. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has treated nearly 8,000 people in the two countries.

April 05, 2012

Since it was disclosed that the cholera epidemic that struck Haiti in 2010 was inadvertently brought to the island by a United Nations (UN) battalion from Nepal, many of the 500,000 people affected by the disease have requested certificates proving they were treated, in hopes of receiving compensation from the UN. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing thousands of former patients with medical certificates.

June 02, 2011

The people of Kaabong District, located in the Karamoja region of northeastern Uganda, have the unenviable title of being among the poorest in the country. Large parts of the population suffer from violence and chronic neglect—70 percent cannot access health care. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières' (MSF) purpose in Kaabong is to help strengthen government health services. Teams are supporting nine Ministry of Health centers and the district referral hospital. They also run mobile clinics to isolated areas, offering medical services to the many people who can't reach a health facility on their own.

December 02, 2010

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.

December 02, 2010

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.

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