MSF's publications are an expression of our belief in the principle of témoignage, or bearing witness, and the belief that we are accountable to those we work for and with. Sharing news about our activities and reflecting on them, offering critiques when necessary, are therefore crucial aspects of our work.

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Despite recent advances, there's still a need to make noise about "the silent disease."

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In this op-ed Dr. Unni Karunakara, international president of MSF, calls for increased commitment to the elimination of neglected diseases.

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This crisis could have been prevented but the major player involved, the Brazilian Ministry of Health, has shirked its responsibilities and is evidently unwilling to overcome the various challenges. 

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Chagas disease, or American trypanosomiasis, is a parasitic disease caused by Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi) and is transmitted mainly by insects called triatomines, also known as ‘assassin bugs’ or ‘kissing bugs’. It is endemic in 21 Latin American countries and cases have also been reported in the U.S., Europe, and Japan.

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By Dr. Unni Karunakara, incoming president of MSF's International Council, and Dr. Bernard Pecoul, executive director of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative

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Over 1 billion people are infected with one of the 14 diseases defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). These are the most common infections in the 2.7 billion people living on less than $2 a day and affects those often marginalized and forgotten by governments, left to suffer in silence. NTDs are diverse but all cause severe disability or death, and bring a major economic burden on endemic countries.

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Opportunities to Expand the U.S. Impact


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Statement by Sophie Delaunay Executive Director, MSF-USA

This annual Ministerial review focusing on philanthropy and the Global Health Agenda clearly shows recognition of the urgency to address global health challenges. However, this initiative cannot replace the critical need for greater government leadership to stimulate medical innovation for neglected diseases affecting millions in the poorest corners of the world.

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This is a transcript of Dr. Rockefeller's extemporaneous remarks on May 15 before the Congressional Human Rights Caucus and the Congressional Black Caucus Health Brain Trust on access to medicines.

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by Patrice Trouiller, Piero Olliaro, Els Torreele, James Orbinski, Richard Laing, and Nathan Ford

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