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21 Aug 2018 description

A woman screams. Muffled sounds of encouragement from a midwife can be heard through the white door labeled "Delivery Room." It's not long before a baby's sharp cry follows from the room in the temporary health center run by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Likoni, southwest of Mombasa Island. This temporary center is different from most; it's part of an innovative facility called "Container Village," constructed from shipping containers bound together to make a fully functional hospital.

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.

23 Jul 2018 description

NEW YORK/AMSTERDAM, JULY 23, 2018—As the annual global HIV/AIDS conference kicks off this week in Amsterdam, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) called out ViiV Healthcare—a division of US-based pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer, UK-based GlaxoSmithKline, and Japan-based Shionogi—for preventing children with HIV from getting child-appropriate versions of a critical HIV medicine called dolutegravir.

18 May 2018 description

Over the last two months, Kenya has been receiving heavy amounts of rainfall, causing floods, which have so far claimed the lives of over 170 people and displaced more than 300,000.

26 Oct 2017 description

Thursday, October 26, 2017 — An MSF ambulance was attacked earlier today in Nairobi. MSF teams have already provided care to 19 people wounded during poll-related violence.

18 Oct 2017 description

Dear Friends,

This February, I had the privilege to visit a new MSF pediatric program in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, where hundreds of thousands of Syrians have sought refuge. The project, in the city of Zahle, occupies an entire floor of a government hospital that houses pediatric inpatients and provides general and intensive care for children.

The families served are primarily Syrian refugees. Many are marginalized and cut off from health care. Children, naturally, are the most vulnerable among them.

25 Jul 2017 description

Global attention is needed to prevent and treat AIDS in antiretroviral era, with 50 per cent of hospital admissions in MSF hospitals already on treatment and showing signs of clinical failure. Paris – An unacceptably high number of people continue to develop and die of AIDS-related diseases across sub-Saharan Africa. They remain left out of the global HIV response without access to treatment that prevents AIDS or the medical care they need, says Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

20 Jul 2017 description

MSF facilities struggling to cope with influx of patients

Two consecutive strikes by health professionals in 2017 have caused crippling consequences to Kenya’s health system, leaving many public health facilities closed and thousands of people without access to essential medical services.

05 Jul 2017 description

New Report Reveals Governments are Failing to Prioritize Tuberculosis, the World's Deadliest Infectious Disease

07 Apr 2017 description

When Lena Makunye went into labor to give birth to her second child, she had no idea that she would have to undergo emergency surgery to save her and her baby’s life. “I was in labor for a long time, but the baby was not coming,” she says. “When I was told I had to go to the operating theater, I was scared. I had never been through that before. I was in pain and my heart was breaking, but the doctors talked to me and gave me strength. My son was handed to me shortly after.”

20 Sep 2016 description

On September 19, United Nations (UN) member states came together to formulate a more “coordinated and humane approach to address large movements of refugees and migrants," according to the New York Declaration that was ratified today at the UN's Global Summit on Refugees and Migrants.

19 Sep 2016 description

On 19 September, leaders from all over the world will meet to adopt the New York Declaration, coming together to work on a more “coordinated and humane approach to address large movements of refugees and migrants”.

14 Sep 2016 description

Access Campaign: As UN General Assembly starts, MSF urges governments to set medical research policies that align with people’s health needs

New MSF report exposes pharma industry failings and highlights new ways of researching and developing medicines that address public health needs

14 Jul 2016 description

Médecins Sans Frontières wraps up medical activities but vigilance must be maintained

The simultaneous outbreaks of cholera and chikungunya affecting Mandera town for the last three months are finally under control, confirms Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today. Admissions to the organisation’s cholera treatment centre at Mandera referral hospital have fallen over recent weeks, and the number of chikungunya cases has also reduced.

17 Jun 2016 description

Brussles/London - June 17 2016: The medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders has today announced that it will no longer accept funds from the European Union and Member States, in opposition to their damaging deterrence policies and continued attempts to push people and their suffering away from European shores. This decision will take effect immediately and will apply to MSF’s projects worldwide.

27 May 2016 description

Mandera County in Kenya’s North Eastern Region is the latest county to be affected by a cholera outbreak that has been ongoing in the country for approximately 17 months. Since April, almost 800 cases have been reported in Mandera including 11 deaths.

The outbreak is mainly concentrated in Mandera Township, home to around 90,000 people.

14 May 2016 description

Hundreds of thousands of people cannot be punished for the actions of a few

Editorial by Kenneth Lavelle, Programme Manager for MSF’s activities in Dadaab

On 6 May, the Government of Kenya announced a decision that puts the lives of hundreds of thousands of people at risk. Its proposal to close the Dadaab refugee camps would have immediate, devastating and long-lasting consequences for some 325,000 refugees.