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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 02, 2014

MSF health promoter Ella Watson-Stryker writes about her experience as part of MSF's emergency Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone.

August 08, 2014

 

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

July 28, 2014

 

By Cecilia Ferreyra, MSF HIV & TB Technical Advisor

More than 24 million people living with HIV; 9 million people on antiretroviral treatment (ART); 1.5 million new infections; 1.1 million deaths from AIDS-related causes. These are some of the data just released by UNAIDS on HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa in 2013, by far the area of ​​the world hardest-hit by the virus. But, in this broad area covering nearly the entire continent, we see very different realities.

July 25, 2014

 

Thirty-five-year-old Khanyi proudly holds her certificate, which reads “I got tested and cured of TB." A mother of two, Khanyi lives in Logoba, an overcrowded informal settlement in central Swaziland near the industrial town of Matsapha.

Three years ago, while taking care of her diabetic husband, who is also co-infected with HIV and tuberculosis (TB), Khanyi was herself diagnosed with TB.

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.

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