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10.30.2014

A survey of TB diagnostic and treatment practices in eight countries, October 2014.

MSF briefing paper, December 2014

What began in 2011 in Syria as protests inspired by the Arab Spring has become an entrenched and bloody conflict that shows no sign of resolution. Today, with an estimated 200,000 people killed and 7.6 million people displaced within the country and 3.2 million refugees registered outside, Syria is seen as the world’s most grave humanitarian disaster. In the face of this crisis, the previously functioning health system has collapsed and scores of thousands of medical staff have fled.

January 26, 2015

Reaching zero cases will be difficult unless weaknesses in the response are addressed.

January 22, 2015

MSF Public Health Specialist Dr. Armand Sprecher describes MSF’s clinical protocols, challenges faced, and lessons learned during the largest-ever outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.

January 21, 2015

Before joining the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Ebola emergency mission in Liberia in August 2014, Liberian physician's assistant Jackson K.P. Naimah worked as a vaccine officer in Liberia’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. Here, he tells his story.

January 07, 2015

A clinical trial of a possible treatment for Ebola began on January 1, 2015, at ELWA 3, the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Ebola Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia. Led by Oxford University, the trial aims to determine if the antiviral drug brincidofovir is a safe and effective treatment for Ebola. While MSF hopes that brincidofovir might help patients survive infection, it is still not sure whether this will be the case.

December 16, 2014

The team collecting victims of Ebola—both living and dead—from the community in Monrovia face a challenging task in the fight against Ebola.

December 15, 2014

The Ebola situation has improved in Lofa County and Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has decided to withdraw from the area. New actors have arrived to help and since October 30 there have been no more Ebola patients in the Ebola Management Center (EMC) in Foya. The success of MSF’s intervention in northern Liberia can be considered a model of response, benefitting from a comprehensive approach and constant community involvement.

December 05, 2014

As part of continuing efforts to combat Ebola in Liberia, MSF has set up a ten-bed Ebola transit unit near Redemption Hospital in the densely populated slum community of New Kru Town on the outskirts of Monrovia.

December 02, 2014

BRUSSELS — The international response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa has been slow and uneven leaving local people, national governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to do most of the practical, hands-on work, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, warning that the international community risks failing to adapt to the outbreak after initially failing to respond quickly enough.

November 19, 2014

More than half of the 5,000 deaths due to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa have been in Liberia. The strain on the health system makes it difficult if not impossible to get care for anything else, including malaria. Malaria and Ebola share some of the same initial symptoms and people often come to Ebola treatment center with malaria thinking they may have Ebola, which puts them at risk for contracting Ebola.

November 13, 2014

In the absence of specific treatments for Ebola, MSF will host clinical trials in three Ebola treatment centers in West Africa.

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