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25 Jul 2018 description

FOREWORD

In a complex and fast-changing world, we remain focused and resolute in pursuit of our goal – to provide the most appropriate, effective medicine in the harshest of environments. As well as responding to vital needs, our aid is born of a desire to show solidarity with people who are suffering, whether as a result of conflict, neglect or disease.

28 Nov 2017 description

MSF calls on Gavi to put children’s health at the centre of its funding model – not just economics

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 — 20 countries about to fall off Gavi funding ‘cliff,’ risking their ability to pay for life-saving vaccines for children long term

06 Nov 2017 description

In the city of Dundo, in northern Angola, MSF teams are providing assistance to Congolese refugees who fled violence in the Kasai region of Democratic Republic of Congo. MSF head of mission Joao Martins describes how a health emergency was brought under control.

What was the situation for Congolese refugees when you arrived in Dundo in April?

30 Oct 2017 description

MSF emergency coordinator Jean-Pierre Amigo, just back from Kasai province, Democratic Republic of Congo, describes burned villages, mass graves and a woman’s abandoned suitcase.

31 May 2017 description

Overview: This document presents Asylum Seekers population statistics of Congolese recently pre-registred in the provincial capital of Dundo and surroundings in Lunda Norte Province. The complex emergency in Kasai Central Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) began with the violent uprising of a local militia (Kamuina Nsapu) in August 2016. Since then the crisis has spread to provinces of Kasai, Eastern Kasai and Lomami.

17 Aug 2016 description

London/Kinshasa, 17 August 2016 – Some 7.5 million people are to be vaccinated against yellow fever over the coming ten days in Kinshasa, capital of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in a large-scale campaign by Congolese authorities and supported by international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). The outbreak in DRC has seen 74 confirmed cases of yellow fever and 16 deaths, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The upcoming campaign will bring the number of people vaccinated against the disease in the country to 10.5 million.

01 Jun 2016 description

Following the outbreak of yellow fever in the DRC, linked to the one that hit neighbouring Angola in December, MSF conducted activities in the southwest of the country to stop the spread of the disease.

Entomologist Andre Yebakima was among MSF's team who carried out an initial assessment.

What is the entomologist's role in a yellow fever response?

31 May 2016 description

An outbreak of yellow fever has been ravaging Angola since December 2015, raising fears that the disease will spread to other African countries or Asia. The limited stocks of vaccines constitute a particular challenge.

Michel Van Herp, an epidemiologist with MSF, gave us an update on the situation.

What are the characteristics of yellow fever?

05 Dec 2007 description

MSF teams arrived in Western Kasaï, a Congolese province bordering Angola, in October and are providing care to victims of sexual violence.

29 Nov 2006 description

MSF calls for health groups to get more involved.

MSF and MSF Podcasts:Following the latest outbreak of the cholera epidemic that resurfaced with the arrival of the rains, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) decided to reopen its previous intervention in Lubango in southern Angola.

17 May 2006 description

Luanda has been hit particularly hard: more than half of the infected people live in the capital city and approximately 20 per cent of the deaths occurred there. Not a single corner of the vast city has been spared from the epidemic.

27 Apr 2006 description

"Many factors have conspired to make this cholera outbreak one of the worst ever seen in Angola.

13 Apr 2006 description

"Our cholera centres are running at maximum capacity. Without a dramatically increased effort from others, starting with the authorities, we will probably see many more people fall ill and die" - Luis Encinas, Medical Emergency Coordinator

07 Apr 2006 description

Luanda, 7 April 2006 - With the number of cholera cases increasing rapidly in and around Angola's capital Luanda, the international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on Angolan authorities to provide quickly more resources to contain the growing outbreak.

29 Apr 2004 description

To date, the Angolan authorities claim to have deported about 53,000 Congolese nationals, illegal diamond miners, through this region and have announced that a further 50,000 to 100,000 people will be deported through this region in the near future.

21 Apr 2004 description

According to reports given to the MSF team, Congolese civilians are being used as human shields around several of the mines as the battle rages between the Angolan armed forces and the Tigers for control of the valuable resource.

16 Apr 2004 description

At least 20,000 people have been expelled over the last week, with many having been subjected to forced separation of families, collective and public sexual violence against both men and women, arbitrary detentions, degrading vaginal and anal searches, gang rape, beatings and looting of goods. 8,000 more people are expected over the next few days.

22 Jul 2003 description

"Not only does the poor quality of the transport routes hamper our work - especially in rainy season - but there are 9-12 million landmines still littering Angola. That is more than one landmine per person. And as a result, access to the people most in need is extremely limited," said an MSF spokesperson.

15 Jan 2003 description

In the second of two parts, MSF teams have entered Mussende by dugout canoes and bicyles. They now find the local prison is serving as the only medical facility. But it is cold, dark and lacking either medicines or supplies. Despite all this, there are small signs the country is changing for the better. Mussende: Part Two of Two

13 Jan 2003 description

Reaching remote populations often has logistical difficulties, and solutions used by MSF to reach remote populations often break from the norm. When MSF teams in Angola tried to reach the people in and around Mussende, vehicles were out of the question. All bridges to the region had long since been destroyed and alternative road travel was too far and too long. Instead, the team used a combination of dug-out canoes and bicycles to travel the 85 kilometers to the isolated region. This contact would be the first of any aid reaching Mussende in years.