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Kala azar is the second largest parasitic killer in the world - only Malaria is more deadly. Along with Chagas disease and sleeping sickness, kala azar is one of the most dangerous neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). In 2013, MSF treated 5,300 people for kala azar. Hover over the image below for an...
For Evaristo Dira, working with MSF was his way to give thanks to one of the organisations that helped him when he was a refugee in Malawi 26 years ago. His moment finally arrived in June 2013, when he left his home country of Mozambique to work as an MSF fieldworker in Juba, South Sudan. “I have...
Many women across the world give birth without medical assistance, massively increasing the risk of complications or death. Ninety nine percent of these deaths are in developing countries. The majority are preventable with appropriate care. In 2013 MSF assisted in 182,200 births. Hover over the...
Every year, malaria kills around  660,000 people and infects more than 200 million. Ninety percent of these deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2013, MSF treated 1,871,200 people for malaria. Hover over the image below for an interactive guide to malaria According to the World Health...
Prior to the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Liberia, MSF had pulled out of the country after more than two decades of operations. After more than two decades in Liberia, in 2012 Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) handed over the last of its programmes to the Ministry of Health. The...
Swapping the relative comfort of working as a midwife in a private hospital in Klerksdorp, North West, for six months in South Sudan’s remote Maban refugee camp wasn’t a tough decision for compassionate and adventure seeking 26-year-old Carli Britz, an MSF field worker. “I was working in the...
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  On the eve of Sierra Leone’s planned three-day nationwide lock-down to fight Ebola (19 - 21 September), the mood in the capital Freetown is ominous. The country is gearing up for what is being called in Krio language the ‘Ose-to-Ose’ (Door to Door) Ebola Sensitisation Campaign. I am concerned...
A few weeks after opening its doors for the first time on 4 August, the maternity unit in Domeez refugee camp in Northern Iraqi Kurdistan, is packed with Syrian women – many of them coming to give birth. The unit offers a range of services from antenatal check-ups to postnatal vaccinations, which...
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Dr Stefan Kruger, MSF SA fieldworker and Capetonian, is currently working in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, where he is part of the team tackling the Ebola outbreak affecting the region. Previously Stefan also worked with MSF in South Sudan and Afghanistan.     Because there is no cure for the disease,...
Women and children comprised most of the wounded people arriving on Sunday morning in the emergency room in Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, where MSF is working, following heavy shelling overnight and in the morning in the city’s Ash Shuja’iyeh neighbourhood. MSF personnel witnessed hundreds of...
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