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Testimonies from MSF patients A two year-old girl, raped by her father I am a mother of a two year old girl and I live in Korogocho. One day, I went to the shop and left my daughter with her father. When I came back I found her bleeding from her private parts. I asked the father what had happened. He started beating me up, telling me that I had given birth to his wife. I did not know that...
Visit MSF projects around the world and see what we really do. This month we look to Central African Republic, Ethiopia, and Kenya. We also look at preventing malaria and physiotherapy in emergency settings.
Visit MSF projects around the world and see what we do. This month we take a look at the Central African Republic, South Sudan, refugees in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia, and Afghanistan  
Families ask for privacy in these sensitive moments Barcelona, Madrid, July 19, 2013 – Montserrat Serra and Blanca Thiebaut, the two aid workers for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) released yesterday in Somalia after 21 months in captivity, will arrive today at the Spanish air-base of Torrejón (Madrid) from Djibouti. The organisation is extremely relieved to confirm the release of the two...
  It is with great relief that Doctors Without Borders (MSF) welcomed home Montserrat Serra and Blanca Thiebaut, who were abducted from the Dadaab refugee camp, in Kenya, on 13 October 2011, after their release in July. Monserrat  and Blanca, both of whom worked as logisticians, were held for the past 644 days in Somalia, were finally released on July 18....
- MSF marks clinic inauguration by hosting Urban Survivors photo exhibitionNairobi - The international humanitarian medical organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today inaugurates a new clinic in Kibera South. The centre offers comprehensive primary healthcare and maternity services integrated with the management of chronic diseases like HIV, targeting one of the most vulnerable populations...
  Nairobi - After weeks of flooding, the people of Tana Delta Region are still in urgent need of food, shelter, access to clean drinking water and medical services, says the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). MSF is calling for more concerted efforts to provide food and other basic items to the thousands of people...
 World-renowned Swedish jazz artist Nils Landgren joins forces with local superstar Lira to support MSF’s work in Khayelitsha as part of his ongoing work with the Funk for Life project. Mixing music, education and awareness raising, the Funk for Life project brings together jazz musicians and local communities. Nils describes how the project was born after a letter from his godson and...
  Download the report In 2011-2012, drought and conflict caused widespread food shortages resulting in a malnutrition peak well above emergency levels in Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) programs, and spurred the displacement of tens of thousands of people within south central Somalia and to Ethiopia and Kenya. Soaring prices for domestic and international food, insecurity, and the...
The medical humanitarian organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is providing psychological and medical support to scores of women, men and children affected by the conflict in the Tana Delta region.Since September 2012, MSF has been carrying out both individual and group therapy sessions to affected persons suffering mainly from insomnia, mutism, palpitations,...
 Médecins Sans Frontières calls for immediate actionGeneva - This week, government leaders gather in Geneva on the occasion of the 63rd UNHCR Executive Committee, while in Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp, Somali refugees continue to live in extreme conditions amid a climate of fear.August 2011. Somali refugees at the border of Kenyan town. Photo: Lynsey Addario/VII The international...
  Montserrat Serra and Blanca Thiebaut   MSF is doing everything in its power to bring about the safe release of Blanca Thiebaut and Montserrat Serra who were abducted in Dadaab, Kenya on October 13, 2011, while providing humanitarian assistance to Somali refugees.   MSF calls on all Somalis; the diaspora,...
MSF is responding to increased cases of acute watery diarrhoea among children and adults in the southern-Somali city of Kismayo. We are admitting more patients every day. Kismayo is densely populated so there is risk that the disease will spread further within the community.       One of the camps for displaced persons in...
MSF launches 'Dadaab: Back to square one' Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) launches today a public communication called “Dadaab: Back to square one.” The international medical organisation takes stock of the current humanitarian situation and operational challenges in Dadaab, Kenya, home to the world’s largest refugee camp. The open report also reviews the emergency...
South Africa’s Budget Expenditure Monitoring Forum warns *NOTE: The Budget Expenditure Monitoring Forum [BEMF] is a group of civil society organisations concerned with HIV/AIDS funding in South Africa and the Southern African region. BEMF includes SECTION27, the Treatment Action Campaign, Médecins Sans Frontières South Africa, the Centre for Economic Governance and AIDS...
In a move that could have a profound impact on patients in developing countries, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria has announced it won’t be accepting any grant applications this year to support treatment programmes because of a catastrophic drop in donor funding.  MSF international president, Dr Unni Karunakara The Global...
Latest UNAIDS treatment numbers show progress, but funding crunch is major threat   The growing number of averted HIV/AIDS deaths according to data released by UNAIDS represents important progress, but the number of people put on treatment must increase dramatically in order to reap the benefits of the new science showing that HIV treatment both saves lives and helps prevent new...
The financial transaction tax (FTT), due to be discussed at this week’s G20 Summit in Cannes, could help save millions of lives if a percentage were allocated to global health, according to Five Lives, an issue brief released by the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)....
‘5 Lives’ are the stories of people that MSF works with every day, whose health and lives often hang on a simple medical intervention. These personal experiences are a snapshot of the unnecessary suffering MSF medical staff see first-hand daily in places where people can’t get adequate medical care and that could be avoided with proper, sustainable funding and investment....
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