MSF calls for an immediate ceasefire to enable the basic human act of helping the sick and wounded Saturday, February 24, 2018 — MSF calls for an immediate ceasefire to enable the basic act of helping the sick and wounded.
Casualty numbers in Syria’s besieged East Ghouta enclave are soaring as the capacity to provide healthcare is in its final throes, international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned today.
With the last major outbreak happening decades ago, most MSF staff had only ever seen diphtheria in textbooks. MSF medical team leader Carla Pla describes the challenges of treating the disease amongst the refugee settlements of southeastern Bangladesh.
More than 2,000 Bangladeshi and international staff members—from doctors, nurses, and mental health counselors to logisticians, translators, and social workers—are working with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to respond to the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh. MSF operations here have rapidly scaled up since late August 2017.
MSF calls on those with medical supplies in and around East Ghouta to urgently grant medics there access to those stocks
Kate Nolan, MSF emergency coordinator in Bangladesh
Since 25 August 2017, nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh. They join tens of thousands of others who were fled there after previous periods of tension and violence in neighbouring Rakhine state, Myanmar. The thing I find most striking about this situation is its magnitude – the sheer number of people who have crossed the border in a short space of time, barely six months. In fact, people continue to arrive today.
UN MANQUE DE RESSOURCES A RALENTI LA LUTTE CONTRE LE CHOLERA
Drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) remains a major threat to global health: Of the ten million people who fell ill with TB in 2016 alone, over half a million are estimated to have resistance to the most effective drugs used to treat TB, rifampicin and isoniazid. For those with highly resistant strains of TB, very few treatment options exist.
An international conference on the reconstruction of Iraq is underway in Kuwait this week. Carla Brooijmans, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) head of mission for Iraq, gave the following statement after a meeting in Kuwait today of aid organizations responding to humanitarian needs in Iraq:
MSF’s current activities in Yemen
MSF is in Yemen to support the Yemeni populations affected by the conflict on all sides of the frontlines. We work in 13 hospitals and health centres and provide support to more than 20 hospitals or health centres across 11 Yemeni governorates: Taiz, Aden, Ad Dhale, Sa’ada, Amran, Hajjah, Ibb, Sana’a, Abyan, Shabwa and Lahj.
Yemen is one of MSF’s largest missions of the world in terms of personnel, with approximately 1,827 national staff and 93 international staff.
February 09, 2018
On February 8, a health center partially supported by Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Mishmishan, in northwestern Syria’s Idlib region, was hit by an airstrike that killed six people and wounded 17. This follows an earlier incident, on January 29, when two airstrikes hit an MSF-supported hospital in Saraqab district, also in Idlib, killing five people.
In another promising development for people affected by large-scale cholera epidemics, recent data from Zambia’s 2016 cholera epidemic has highlighted that just one dose of oral vaccine provides effective short-term protection against the disease during an outbreak, similar to that of the currently recommended two doses. The results of the study – conducted by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the organisation’s research arm, Epicentre, the Zambian Ministry Of Health (MOH), the Pasteur Institute and the World Health Organization (WHO) - were published in the 8 February edition of
NEW YORK/SANA’A, FEBRUARY 8, 2018—The lives of thousands of renal failure patients are in danger as kidney treatment centers in war-ravaged Yemen close or struggle to function, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Thursday.
En 2016 se ha vuelto a registrar un volumen récord de personas refugiadas, desplazadas y solicitantes de asilo
MSF amorce la nouvelle année avec beaucoup d’optimisme et d’enthousiasme. De nombreux projets s’annoncent à l’horizon, mais c’est aussi le moment de jeter un coup d’œil sur ce qui a été accompli au cours des derniers mois.
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) meets the new year with a lot of optimism and enthusiasm. As new projects come in to focus, it’s also a moment to look back on what was achieved in the last months of 2017.
Cameroon’s Far North region paid a heavy toll in the ongoing conflict along the border with Nigeria. Thousands of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) joined a population already dependent on humanitarian assistance, with widespread malnutrition and medical resources unable to meet demand.
Arunn Jegan is an Australian project coordinator who has worked with Médecins Sans Frontières since 2016. He was with MSF in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, and recently started his mission in Taiz, Yemen.
“I’ve just arrived in Taiz, Yemen, where we support multiple hospitals on both sides of the frontlines. Although I read in the media before coming here how dire the humanitarian situation is, in my first week I really realise how desperate the situation is and how many challenges the population face on a daily basis.