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24 Sep 2018 description

NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 24, 2018—As global leaders gather for the first-ever United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis (TB) in New York on Wednesday, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling on governments to scale up TB testing and treatment to save more lives today, and make real commitments to develop more effective and easier-to-use tools to defeat TB tomorrow.

23 Sep 2018 description

Sunday, September 23, 2018 — SOS MEDITERRANEE and Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) are reeling from the announcement by the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA) that it has been forced to revoke the registration of the search and rescue ship Aquarius, under blatant economic and political pressure from the Italian government.

23 Sep 2018 description

Domingo 23 de septiembre de 2018 — SOS Méditerranée y MSF se muestran tremendamente impactados por el anuncio de la Autoridad Marítima de Panamá (AMP), que ha declarado haberse visto obligada a revocar el registro del Aquarius debido a la brutal presión económica y política a la que les estaba sometiendo el Gobierno italiano. Este anuncio condena a cientos de hombres, mujeres y niños que buscan desesperadamente un lugar seguro en el que refugiarse, a morir ahogados en el Mediterráneo.

17 Sep 2018 description

"In all of my years of medical practice, I have never witnessed such overwhelming numbers of people suffering from serious mental health conditions."

17 Sep 2018 description

MSF calls for emergency evacuation of vulnerable people to other EU Member States

Monday, September 17, 2018 — The medical and humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is witnessing an unprecedented health and mental health emergency amongst the men, women and children kept in Moria camp, on Lesvos, Greece. MSF is calling for the emergency evacuation of all vulnerable people, especially children, to safe accommodation on the Greek mainland and within the European Union.

10 Sep 2018 description

Survivors in need of care are held in arbitrary detention

SEPTEMBER 10, 2018—More than 100 people died in a shipwreck off the Libyan coast in early September, and the remaining survivors—including people with severe burns, pregnant women and babies—are now held in arbitrary detention in Libya, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

An MSF team has provided medical care to survivors, who described their ordeal.

31 Aug 2018 description

Clashes in Tripoli again highlight that Libya is not a place of safety

Friday, August 31, 2018 — Over the past 72 hours following clashes in Tripoli, the lives of Libyans and an already vulnerable group of refugees and migrants have been put in grave danger, according to the medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). MSF reiterates that Libya is not a safe country, and that European governments must acknowledge their responsibility to help the most vulnerable people trapped in Libya.

20 Aug 2018 description

MSF calls on Johnson & Johnson to make key drug bedaquiline affordable for all people who need it.

GENEVA – Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today welcomed the new World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations for improved treatment for people with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), prioritising the use of several oral drugs, including the newer drug bedaquiline, and minimising the use of drugs that must be injected.

17 Aug 2018 description

Friday, August 17, 2018 — More than 4,000 migrants and refugees are currently gathered in informal squats and tent settlements in Bosnia and Herzegovina, just across the border from Croatia. Basic conditions at the two most crowded points along the border are alarmingly inadequate, made worse by a sluggish and inadequate institutional humanitarian response to the situation, warns Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

16 Aug 2018 description

ENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN - Responding to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Central Mediterranean, a total of 141 people were rescued on Friday by the search and rescue vessel Aquarius, chartered by SOS MEDITERRANEE and operated in partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Both organisations are now calling upon European governments to assign the closest place of safety without delay in accordance with International Maritime Law so that people rescued at sea can be disembarked and Aquarius can continue providing urgently needed humanitarian assistance.

15 Aug 2018 description

Aquarius has received formal permission from the Maltese authorities to enter the port of Valletta. MSF is relieved that a place of safety has been found for the 141 vulnerable people rescued on the Mediterranean. They are survivors of two search and rescue events which were coordinated by Libyan Joint Rescue Coordination Centre. We welcome the news that France, Germany, Luxembourg, Portugal and Spain have also agreed to share responsibility in a coordinated European response.

12 Aug 2018 description

CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN, AUGUST 12, 2018 - Responding to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Central Mediterranean, a total of 141 people were rescued on Friday by the search and rescue vessel the Aquarius, chartered by SOS MEDITERRANEE and operated in partnership with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

02 Aug 2018 description

When President Donald Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy last January as one of his first acts in office, advocates for women’s health were alarmed. The policy, better known as the Global Gag Rule, cuts off US funds for programs overseas that are involved in abortion-related activities, including counseling and informing women about their reproductive choices. This restriction is literally a “gag” on health care providers worldwide, even in countries where abortion has been decriminalized.

02 Aug 2018 description

The French authorities continue to violate the law and the rights of refugees and migrants on the Franco-Italian border on a daily basis. These practices persist despite repeated calls from associations, the accumulation of damning conclusions by independent public authorities, and several convictions in court.

These are the findings of a new observation mission in which Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) participated from 24 to 26 June 2018.

01 Aug 2018 description

El barco de búsqueda y rescate vuelve al mar en un momento en el que se requiere desesperadamente asistencia humanitaria

Miércoles 1 de agosto de 2018 — Marsella / Ámsterdam.- El barco de búsqueda y rescate Aquarius, operado conjuntamente por SOS Méditerranée y Médicos Sin Fronteras (MSF), zarpará hoy desde Marsella de vuelta al Mediterráneo central después de una prolongada escala en el puerto francés.

01 Aug 2018 description

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 — The rescue boat Aquarius, run in partnership between SOS MEDITERRANEE and Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), sets sail today from Marseille after an extended port call. Aquarius is heading back to the Central Mediterranean in order to provide assistance to persons in distress at sea.

30 Jul 2018 description

At projects around the world, MSF teams are working to meet the health needs of women and girls forced from home. Margaret Bell, a registered nurse, midwife, and women‘s health advisor for MSF, describes some of the challenges they face.

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.

24 Jul 2018 description

PARIS/AMSTERDAM/NEW YORK, JULY 24, 2018—The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls for an end to the arbitrary detention of refugees, asylum-seekers, and migrants in Libya. Conditions in already overcrowded detention centers are getting even worse after a dramatic increase in the number of people intercepted in the Mediterranean and disembarked in Libya by the Libyan Coast Guard, which is supported by the European Union.

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.