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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.

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.

05 Jul 2017 description

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

03 Jun 2016 description

In many contexts where Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works, key populations (also referred to as most-at-risk populations) such as sex workers and men who have sex with men have a higher risk of contracting HIV and a lower ability to access antiretroviral care due to stigma, discrimination, and their high mobility.

17 Feb 2016 description

Interview with Whitney Ward, MSF field coordinator in Kapise, Malawi

Whitney Ward, MSF field coordinator in Kapise, Malawi, explains the necessity for increased humanitarian assistance for the over 5,000 Mozambicans who have fled to Kapise village in neighbouring Malawi.

What are the living conditions of the Mozambican refugees in Malawi?

17 Feb 2016 description

In the recent weeks tensions are reported to have sharply increased in Tete, Zambezia and Sofala provinces. Mozambique media report daily attacks and shootings. MSF is not present in the region.