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Telemedicine helps to bridge gap between remote areas and large hospitals, links patients with specialists across the globe.
A refugee camp was set up in the town of Grande-Synthe on the outskirts of Dunkirk in northern France in 2006. Located in Basroch, a plot of land earmarked for a 500-dewelling eco-neighbourhood, there were never more than a few dozen people at one time in the camp as its residents would move out to make their way illegally to the UK.
In March 2014, MSF-Switzerland deployed a dedicated Geographic Information Systems (GIS) officer to Guinea in response to the Ebola outbreak in the south of the country. In support of the epidemiological team, the GIS officer was charged with producing general overview maps, as well as topical maps that supported different aspects of the operation.
Vaccines are among our most important medical tools for protecting the health of children. And yet, for all their power to safeguard young lives, vaccines are also extremely challenging to use in developing countries. Most vaccines must be kept at 2-8°C (35-46°F), or they will spoil. Storing, transporting and administering them in conditions where MSF works are some of our biggest logistical challenges.
In an exciting first, Médecins Sans Frontières Australia will be launching MSF.TV, a live online humanitarian news channel enabling viewers to ‘Go Where Others Don’t.’
Beginning at 12:00 Noon AEST on 2 October, viewers will be able to go behind the scenes of the world’s leading medical-humanitarian aid organisation 24-hours a day for one month only.
The online channel will feature real stories of Australian and New Zealand field workers who are making a life-saving difference in many of the world’s most perilous places.