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25 Jan 2018 description

The Democratic Republic of Congo's most significant cholera outbreak in 20 years has now reached the country’s capital, Kinshasa.

Between the end of November and 22.1.2018, health authorities indicated 826 suspected new cases and 32 deaths (mortality rate 3.8%).

02 Jan 2018 description

Executive summary

Direct payments by patients at the point of health care delivery, commonly known as user fees, lead to low utilization or exclusion of health care services on offer, difficult assessment of health needs and epidemic risks, and impoverish entire households. Vulnerable groups are particularly affected. over the past decade, many countries transitioned away from their user fee policies in favor of free health care initiatives for all or for specific population groups, such as pregnant women, children, and people with certain illnesses.

06 Dec 2017 description

MSF has been providing medical and humanitarian assistance to asylum seekers and migrants in Greece since 1996. In 2014, MSF expanded its activities in Greece to meet the needs of asylum seekers arriving on the Greek islands and mainland from Turkey. Since 2016, MSF medical teams in Greece have offered services including primary healthcare, treatment for chronic diseases, sexual and reproductive healthcare, physiotherapy and mental healthcare. Today, MSF provides medical services in the wider area of Athens, in Epirus, as well as on the islands of Lesvos and Samos.

04 Dec 2017 description

Cette semaine, les chercheurs, décideurs, cliniciens et activistes engagés dans la réponse au VIH participeront à ICASA2017, à Abidjan, en Côte d’Ivoire. En plein cœur de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et centrale, il n’y a pas de meilleur endroit, pour les équipes médicales de MSF et moi-même, pour mettre en lumière quelques-unes des raisons qui empêchent des millions de personnes vivant avec le VIH dans la région d’accéder au traitement vital pour elles. Elles doivent être prises en compte pour que le thème de cette année « une approche différente vers la fin du SIDA » se concrétise.

04 Dec 2017 description

During the early morning of 4 December, several armed men broke into the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) compound in Mweso, in Masisi territory, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo.

They subjected the staff to violence and threats of kidnapping, before robbing the compound of money and equipment.

04 Dec 2017 description

This week, researchers, policy makers, clinicians and activists involved in the HIV response will attend ICASA2017, in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. Being at the heart of West and Central Africa, there is no better place for me and my medical colleagues at MSF to call out some of the main reasons preventing millions of people in the region from getting lifesaving HIV treatment. These must be addressed for this year’s theme of ‘delivering differently’ to be realised.

23 Nov 2017 description

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 — To enable Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams to continue to help the displaced people living in and around Kalémie in Tanganyika province, the IKEA Foundation has stepped forward to give a € 1,4 million grant to the organisation.

21 Nov 2017 description

Mardi 21 novembre 2017 — Afin de soutenir le travail des équipes de Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) qui viennent en aide aux personnes déplacées vivant dans et autour de la ville Kalémie au sein de la province du Tanganyika, la Fondation IKEA a pris l'initiative d’octroyer une donation de 1,4 Millions d’euros à l'organisation médicale.

Située au sud-est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), la province du Tanganyika est depuis longtemps en proie à des conflits intercommunautaires.

08 Nov 2017 description

KINSHASA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO—More aid is urgently needed in rural areas of Kasai province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as people come out of hiding a year after conflict flared in the region, according to the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

Alarming levels of malnutrition among young children indicate the severity of this neglected crisis.

07 Nov 2017 description

For over a year the Greater Kasai region of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been wracked by waves of violence sparked by the killing of a local chief by Congolese armed forces in August 2016.

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.

30 Oct 2017 description

After a year in hiding, destitute returnees are left to cope on their own

Monday, October 30, 2017 — Kinshasa/London: More aid is urgently needed in the rural areas of Kasai, central Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as people come out of hiding a year after conflict flared in the region, said international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today.

26 Oct 2017 description

MSF has treated more than 18,000 cholera patients across Democratic Republic of Congo this year.

Aline Kaendo knew how to keep her five-year-old son Aristide safe from cholera at home.

“We treat the water at home, but the children play in the lake, perhaps drink from it while they play, share food, and if they have bought it in the street, it may not have been prepared hygienically,” she says.

“They pick up fruit and eat it straight away – there are many ways in which my son could have become ill.”