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5 August, 2014
Alarming malnutrition rates are being recorded in parts of South Sudan. In Leer, a town nestled in the swampy marshlands surrounding the White Nile river, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is seeing this problem first hand. “Before the conflict, we used to have around 200 children admitted into the ambulatory therapeutic feeding centre (ATFC) at any one time,” says Grace Ayuelu medical team leader in Leer. She has been working in Leer hospital for almost a year. “But now, we have over 1,800...
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16 July, 2014
Over the last two weeks, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has treated more than 70 patients with symptoms resembling those of Ebola in Kailahun treatment centre, eastern Sierra Leone. Finda beat the odds to be cured of the disease that kills up to 90% of those who catch it.   MSF is currently working to treat patients and contain the Ebola outbreak that is currently gripping Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia in West Africa. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there have been...
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27 May, 2014
Phumeza Tisile, a former XDR-TB patient, takes the 'Test Me, Treat Me' Drug-Resistant TB Manifesto to the 67th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. Over 55,000 people signed the petition that calls for urgent action to improve treatment for people living with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB). Phumeza makes an intervention on May 19th, during the WHA discussion on a resolution for a new global plan for TB. On May 21st, Phumeza hands over the petition signatures to Dr. Mario...
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20 May, 2014
In March 2013 a coup d'état in the Central African Republic by Muslim fighters called the Seleka plunged the country into conflict, and Christian militia named the anti-Balaka soon formed. Caught up in the crossfire are civilians, who face extreme violence, displacement, dire living conditions and a critical lack of access to medical care. So far this year Doctors Without Borders (MSF) staff have carried out 315,600 outpatient consultations, and treated more than 3,250 patients with violence...
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15 May, 2014
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.
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22 April, 2014
Siyabulela Qwaka is the latest patient cured of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) in the MSF project in Khayelitsha, South Africa. Watch as he takes his last dose of the difficult, two-year treatment, and shares his joy with his doctor, community and fellow patients.
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17 April, 2014
Exhausted, famished, and fearing for their, waves of refugees from the Central African Republic have been arriving on trucks in Chad since the conflict broke out.  Most are Muslims, who have left their homes and nearly all of their possessions behind in an attempt to protect their families from targeted violence. In this video, some of these refugees share their stories, and their hopes for returning to their homes, and loved ones left behind.
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16 April, 2014
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) teams are facing an unprecedented phenomenon with an outbreak of Ebola now hitting several areas from the southeast of the country to capital city Conakry. Institut Pasteur confirmed the presence of the Ebola virus in Guinea at the end of March. At the beginning of April, the Ministry of Health reported 134 suspected cases and 84 deaths.
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15 April, 2014
Visit MSF projects around the world and see what we do. This month we look to Guinea, Central African Republic, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cambodia as well as looking back on the Rwandan genocide.
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