Read about first-hand accounts from MSF aid workers and patients.

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October 21, 2014

 

Since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has admitted more than 4,500 patients to its treatment centers. Among these, more than 2,700 were confirmed as having Ebola.

Amidst all the loss and suffering, there are several stories of survival. Today, out of all the patients cared for in MSF’s projects in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, we celebrate the 1,000th survivor.

October 17, 2014

 

Dr. Bertrand Draguez is a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Medical Director currently working on the West Africa Ebola outbreak. Here he explains why developing vaccines and treatments for Ebola is  important, what is needed in order for them to make an impact in this outbreak, and why MSF is taking exceptional measures in facilitating clinical trials for potential treatments.

What is MSF currently doing on experimental treatments and vaccines?

October 16, 2014

Zayzay Mulba is an Ebola survivor who now works in the psychosocial support team at an MSF Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia. Here, he tells his story.

October 16, 2014

Salome Karwah thought her life was over when she tested positive for Ebola. But after recovering at MSF's Elwa 3 Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia, she began working as a mental health counselor there, helping others to fight the virus.

September 24, 2014

 

Ane Bjøru Fjeldsæter is a 31-year-old psychologist from Trondheim, Norway. She recently spent one month working in the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Ebola response in Monrovia. Here, she discusses her experience.

Liberia is divided by an orange double fence. We built it to keep the sickness at bay. We built it to separate us (the healthy, the privileged) from them (the sick, the needy). We built it to feel less mortal. We built it for the noble purpose of barrier nursing.

Patrick is on the inside, I am on the outside.

September 10, 2014

 

August 08, 2014

 

Dr. Armand Sprecher is a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hemorrhagic fever specialist.

July 08, 2014

MSF’s Dr. Hilde de Clerck and MSF epidemiologist Dr. Michel Van Herp discuss the battle to contain an Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

June 09, 2011

Survivors of the violence in western Ivory Coast talk about their experiences and their hopes and fears for the future.

August 09, 2009

Theresa Saday, 40, is confronting the problem of sexual violence in Liberia, where she works with MSF to counsel sexual violence victims and their parents. “We meet parents on a daily basis who are unhappy that their children, who have been raped or abused, will go to the police. These parents are anxious, they are afraid for their children’s safety. So they turn to us with their concerns and for support.”

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