Read about first-hand accounts from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) aid workers and patients.

September 01, 2015

A measles epidemic is gaining momentum in the Katanga region of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Augustin Ngoyi is in Kabalo health zone, the epicenter of the outbreak, coordinating the response by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

July 08, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency coordinator Rachel Marsden just returned from Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania. MSF began activities in the camp in mid-May 2015 in response to a mass influx of thousands of refugees from Burundi who fled political unrest. The camp, which has existed for 19 years, was originally home to 64,000 Congolese refugees. It is now well over capacity, with a growing population that has already swelled to more than 122,000. Here, Marsden discusses the situation.

June 10, 2015

The worst measles epidemic since 2011 continues to ravage Katanga Province in southern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). While vaccinations have made measles very rare in Western countries, it remains fatal for unprotected populations, especially children.

Here, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical coordinator Dr. Louis Albert Massing discusses the situation:

April 02, 2015

The collapse of national health systems in the wake of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa has resulted in a significant reduction in routine vaccination activities. In Montserrado County, Liberia, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) recently conducted a measles vaccination campaign with adapted safety protocols.

May 14, 2013

Overcrowding and poor living conditions in Iraq’s Domeez camp have led to a recent deterioration in the health of Syrian refugees.

March 24, 2013

MSF coordinator Fernando Medina discusses the situation in North Darfur, where tribal clashes have forced nearly 100,000 people to flee their homes.

February 28, 2012

In December 2011, MSF nurse Marja Scholten coordinated a vaccination campaign in the African country of Chad to prevent meningitis.

June 16, 2010

Given the recent upsurge of measles epidemics in stable countries, Thierry Durand, MSF operations director, thinks it necessary to recognize and analyze failures in the prevention of this disease.

June 14, 2010

Dr. Neil Stone, a physician from Scotland, is working with MSF to respond to a major measles epidemic in Malawi in southern Africa.