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Voice from the Field | October 31, 2013
With malnutrition, it’s often just one, simple intervention that can change a child’s life forever. That was the case for a little boy named Tidjani, who came to our hospital gravely ill.
Field News | August 20, 2013
Ahead of the rainy season in Niger, MSF has been distributing anti-malarial medicine, a new approach that’s had very encouraging results thus far.
Field News | July 29, 2013
MSF head of mission Johanne Sekkenes describes the humanitarian situation in Mali, where continuing conflict has made access to health care a major problem.
Voice from the Field | July 26, 2013
MSF teams that have been working among 75,000 Malian refugees at the Mbéra camp in Mauritania since February 2012 are now scaling up their medical activities.
Press Coverage | April 12, 2013
MSF's Henry Gray explains how Malian refugees are suffering from hunger after fleeing to Mbera camp in Mauritania.
Press Release | April 12, 2013
Conflict in Mali has driven nearly 70,000 refugees to Mbera camp in the Mauritanian desert, where appalling conditions and inadequate assistance are leading to severe malnutrition and deaths from preventable diseases.
Briefing Documents | April 11, 2013
Since the start of the conflict in Mali in January 2012, hundreds of thousands of people have fled to other locations inside the country or to neighboring countries.
Press Release | April 3, 2013
As deadly clashes continue, MSF calls on all parties to the conflict in Mali to respect access to health care.
Field News | March 12, 2013
Despite appearances of relative calm in Mali, the emergency is not over in the country’s northern reaches.
Field News | February 13, 2013
Conflict in northern Mali is still forcing large numbers of people to flee their homeland, but the conditions in the camps where they are settling are themselves leading to disease and suffering.
Field News | February 12, 2013
MSF's Dr. Jose Bafoa explains how MSF is still trying to deliver care to as many people as possible in conflict-torn areas of Mali, particularly those who need malaria treatment.
Alert Article | February 4, 2013
MSF is working to treat and prevent tropical diseases, says Estrella Lasry, MSF Tropical Medicine Advisor.
Field News | February 2, 2013
Three weeks after military operations began in northern Mali, MSF continues to provide lifesaving treatment in the areas of Mopti, Gao, Ansango, Konna, Douentza, and Timbuktu.
Alert Article | January 31, 2013
Johanne Sekkenes is MSF Head of Mission in Mali, which has been gripped by conflict for the past year, and where the risk of attack or kidnapping remains high in certain areas.
Press Coverage | January 25, 2013
Rosa Crestani describes MSF's efforts to help Malians affected by recent armed conflict. Thousands have fled in recent days to Mauritania.
Field News | January 24, 2013
MSF field coordinator Ibrahim Ahmed describes the challenges faced by MSF teams in conflict-wracked Mali and provides an update on the situation in the towns of Douentza and Mopti.
Field News | January 24, 2013
Two weeks after military operations began in northern Mali, MSF continues to work in the regions of Mopti, Gao, and Timbuktu, and has gained access to Konna.
Press Coverage | January 18, 2013
MSF is calling for medical and humanitarian access to the war-affected town of Konna in central Mali. The Malian military has closed all roads to Konna, according to MSF's Malik Allaouna.
Press Release | January 17, 2013
As bombings and combat continue in multiple locations in Mali, MSF calls on all parties to the conflict to authorize humanitarian organizations to enter the area of Konna and to allow aid to be provided in all areas affected by fighting.
Press Coverage | January 16, 2013
MSF is calling on all parties to the conflict in Mali to allow medical access to the population, Dr. Chibuza Okonta said in an interview from Bamako.
Press Coverage | January 15, 2013
MSF's Greg Elder speaks about efforts to treat people wounded and displaced in the escalating armed conflict in Mali.
Press Coverage | January 14, 2013
MSF's Rosa Crestani speaks about the need for all parties to the conflict in Mali to avoid harming civilians and medical facilities.
Press Release | January 13, 2013
All parties to the conflict in Mali must avoid harming civilians and health structures, MSF announced today.
Field News | January 9, 2013
One year after the start of the political crisis in Mali, insecurity has displaced hundreds of thousands of people.
Field News | September 24, 2012
Dr. Estrella Lasry reflects on a new strategy for treating malaria, a disease that kills hundreds of thousands of people every year.
Press Release | September 24, 2012
A large-scale malaria prevention program appears to be drastically reducing the number of new cases of the disease among young children during peak transmission season.
Field News | July 18, 2012
MSF nutrition experts Susan Shepherd and Stéphane Doyon discuss the need for long-term solutions to malnutrition in Africa's Sahel region.
Field News | July 11, 2012
In spite of destabilizing conflict, MSF continues to work in Timbuktu and the surrounding region.
Field News | June 26, 2012
People displaced by conflict are fleeing Mali en masse—and settling in places already weakened by food insecurity.
Press Release | May 11, 2012
Refugees from the West African country of Mali face insufficient levels of assistance in camps rife with disease and malnutrition where the looming rainy season will further complicate the deployment of aid.
Press Coverage | May 3, 2012
The fighting in Mali has left more than 60,000 people internally displaced, and a similar number have fled to Mauritania and neighboring countries. Camp Mbere, spread out over a surface area of some 570 km2 receives an average of 1,000 refugees per day, some days even more. According to the LWF representative, in mid-April the camp population was over 55,000, of which more than half were children.
Field News | April 30, 2012
This update details MSF's recent activities in Africa's Sahel region, where widespread malnutrition and water shortages are exacerbating the outbreaks of diseases like meningitis.
Press Release | April 24, 2012
Access to food, water, and basic shelter continues to deteriorate for refugees from Mali in makeshift camps in a desert region of Burkina Faso.
Press Release | April 19, 2012
Increasing numbers of people from Mali are entering a refugee camp in neighboring Mauritania, where health and living conditions are already poor.
Field News | March 12, 2012
MSF is assisting Malian refugees driven from their homes by conflict and now seeking shelter in northern Burkina Faso, an area already struggling with resource shortages.
Field News | February 29, 2012
More than 28,000 Malian refugees fleeing conflict in northern Mali have been forced to seek refuge in Mauritania.
Press Release | February 23, 2012
A camp of displaced Tuareg civilians was targeted by a Malian airstrike in the north of the country.
Field News | February 9, 2012
Close to 10,000 Malians have found refuge in the Tillabéry region in Niger after being displaced from their homes by violence.
Alert Article | January 31, 2011
In December, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) will support the national Ministries of Health of Niger and Mali to carry out meningitis vaccination campaigns using a new, low-cost, longer-lasting vaccine. This vaccine, which was recently endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO), is a major improvement over older meningitis vaccines and has the potential to save thousands of lives each year.
Press Release | December 6, 2010
This month, in Mali and Niger, MSF will support the provision of a promising new vaccine that could prevent future outbreaks of the deadliest form of meningitis.
Field News | December 3, 2010
The Meningitis Vaccine Project was launched in 2001 with the main goal of creating an affordable vaccine that would respond to a specific meningitis strain that plagues Africa each year.
Field News | December 3, 2010
"With the extended protection offered by this vaccine, we can hopefully prevent the epidemics from taking place at all."
Research Article | August 16, 2010
Field News | June 17, 2010
Ideas & Opinions | April 23, 2010
by Dr. Martin De Smet, Head of MSF's Working Group on Malaria
Field News | April 23, 2010
MSF health promoter Madinata Maiga arms people in southern Mali with the knowledge to fight malaria
Field News | July 10, 2009
MSF is providing treatment to those infected, and has launched a vaccination campaign for approximately 400,000 children between six months and 15 years of age.
Special Report | September 30, 2008
In a new report launched today, MSF said many more lives can be saved if newer effective strategies to tackle malaria are more widely implemented. The report, titled "Full Prescription; better malaria treatment for more people, MSF’s experience,"describes the organization’s work in Sierra Leone, Chad and Mali, and shows that unnecessary deaths can be avoided with simple, affordable treatment and diagnostic tools available today.
Field News | April 25, 2008
The south of Mali, a marshy region crossed from west to east by the river Niger, is a breeding ground for the mosquitoes that carry malaria. The disease is omnipresent here, and children, the group most vulnerable to the parasite, are its main victims. Every child under five suffers from malaria at least once a year, and some catch it a second or even a third time over the course of a year. The medical needs associated with malaria are huge, but the health system does not respond proportionately.