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13 Dec 2018 description

Interview with Cristina Carreño, MSF mental health advisor, on the role of mental healthcare for children in MSF’s programmes for victims of violence, conflict or natural disasters, and notably for displaced populations.

How prevalent are mental health disorders among the children and adolescents treated by MSF?

Let’s say first that it’s a general and worldwide issue: children and adolescents, as much as adults, have mental health disorders. Some are disorders that start in childhood and will develop into adult life.

11 Dec 2018 description
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MSF International President Dr Joanne Liu's speech on a panel discussion at the Global Compact on Migration conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, 11 December 2018.

Thank you for being here today, and for gathering to address the challenges of migration.

This is not an issue countries can deal with in isolation. It must be tackled collectively, and—crucially—humanely.

11 Dec 2018 description

"Cada día, las personas que se desplazan se enfrentan a la brutalidad de las actuales políticas migratorias. Estas políticas intentan detener los flujos migratorios castigando a las personas y tratando de ocultar su realidad. Pero esto no impide que estas sigan huyendo de la violencia y la pobreza. Es más, sólo les infligen aún más sufrimiento. Nuestros equipos ven de primera mano las consecuencias desgarradoras de estas políticas en todo el mundo: desde Libia hasta México y desde Grecia hasta Nauru".

10 Dec 2018 description

Open letter from MSF to Ghassan Salamé, Special Representative and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya

Dear Mr Salamé,

During a recent media interview, you referred to the situation of some 90 refugees and migrants on board the merchant ship Nivin.

After being rescued in the Mediterranean Sea by the ship’s crew, these people were taken back to Libya.

Arriving in the port of Misrata on 10 November, they refused to disembark. Ten days later, on 20 November, Libyan security forces stormed the ship and forcibly removed everyone on board.

06 Dec 2018 description

Friday, December 7, 2018 — London: As men, women and children continue to die in the Mediterranean Sea, international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and its partner SOS Méditerranée have been forced to terminate the lifesaving operations of their search and rescue vessel, Aquarius.

05 Dec 2018 description
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Introduction

Impartiality in discussion

Martin Quack

Why is impartiality important?

29 Nov 2018 description

Madrid, 29 de noviembre de 2018.- Médicos Sin Fronteras (MSF) expresa su apoyo y solidaridad con las 12 personas rescatadas en el Mediterráneo central y con los miembros de la tripulación del pesquero español Nuestra Madre de Loreto quienes, siguiendo un impulso humano y cumpliendo con la ley del mar, los han rescatado. Todos se encuentran ahora en una difícil situación médico-humanitaria, provocada por el bloqueo de las autoridades europeas.

29 Nov 2018 description

MSF criticises pharma for dragging feet on developing HIV drugs for children

24 Nov 2018 description

On 20 November, Libyan security forces conducted an operation to forcibly disembark 81 refugees and migrants remaining on the Panamanian-flagged cargo ship Nivin, docked in the commercial port of Misrata, while an MSF team was prevented from accessing the area.

Among the group forcibly disembarked, there were over 20 minors, people who reported having been victims of trafficking and torture, and others declaring to be registered with the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR.

Since then, we have not had access to any members of the group previously on board the Nivin.

21 Nov 2018 description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) will conduct a multi-antigen vaccination campaign for all migrant children aged under 16 on Lesvos island from 21 to 23 November, in collaboration with the Greek Ministry of Health (MoH), the Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (HCDCP), and Médecins du Monde (MDM). MSF calls on the Greek Ministry of Health to set up routine vaccinations for all refugee children across Greece.

20 Nov 2018 description

Attempt to seize ship fits a pattern of unfounded allegations

AMSTERDAM/ROME, NOVEMBER 20, 2018—Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) strongly condemns a decision by Italian judicial authorities to request the seizure of the search and rescue ship Aquarius for alleged anomalies in its disposal of onboard waste.

23 Oct 2018 description

Calls on US pharma corporation Johnson & Johnson to cut key TB drug price in half

15 Oct 2018 description

Summary

The objective of the research is identification of the existing electronic registration tools for patients in an outpatient Ambulatory Therapeutic Feeding Centres (ATFC). The aim of electronic registration is to replace the register book and to eliminate the use of pen and paper in the registration process. This would result in increased efficiency, higher accuracy of registration and instant data delivery to facilitate decision-making in the project and to feed the data directly into the Health Information System (HIS).

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.