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17 August, 2015
Since the Syrian conflict began, over four years ago, more than one million people have come to Lebanon seeking refuge.  The governorate of Akkar, in the north of the country, has received most of the refugees, who are living in informal camps.  Since it opened in May, the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) clinic in Abde is running to full capacity. The staff are seeing on average 100 patients a day, Lebanese as well as Syrian since the problem of accessing healthcare is not limited to refugees...
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17 August, 2015
2,000 prisoners living in Chichiri prison, Blantyre, Malawi. Despite it being built to hold just 800. Crowding and lack of hygiene are factors contributing to the spread of infectious diseases, in particular HIV, hepatitis and TB.  Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has worked in the prison since mid-2014, and has witnessed inhumane, overcrowded conditions and malnutrition amongst prisoners.  
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17 August, 2015
In late July, a study in The Lancet published the positive results of a vaccine against Ebola, rVSV-EBOV. It was tested on the families of infected individuals and medical staff exposed to the virus. Donka Ebola treatment centre, in Conakry, Guinea. Every person who comes here to be vaccinated is first required to sign a consent form. This is because here they are running a clinical trial, designed to test out the Ebola vaccine.  Doctors Without Borders (MSF), which is taking part in the...
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17 August, 2015
It is estimated that up to 100,000 people die every year from snakebites. The most effective anti-venom used in Africa to prevent these deaths is set to run out. There are 600 different types of venomous snake and their bites produce different symptoms. Not all are fatal but they can lead to complications such as amputation, kidney failure or chronic neurological disorders. Yet it remains an all-too neglected public health issue. Few anti-venoms adapted for use in developing countries can stop...
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22 July, 2015
Gaza - Between Two Wars Migrants - Rescue operations in the Meditarranean ​Srebrenica - 20 years on Gaza - Wonder Women Patents - Production of generic drugs under threat Ukraine - Back from Luhansk
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16 July, 2015
After 3 months of activity almost 1,500 consultations were provided (including 362 hospitalised patients) . The Central African Republic (CAR) Emergency Response Team (Eureca) is designed for short interventions and, athough humanitarian situation remains very concerning in Kouango, basic indicators are now under the threshold of an emergency response such as the one provided by Eureca. Nonetheless, both the emergency team and the regular projects near the area remain vigilant in case a...
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27 May, 2015
Nepal: With two earthquakes in two weeks, destroying 130, 00 homes and damaging thousands more. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) teams were deployed rapidly in the country. The organisation now has 120 staff working in the field. Yemen: After almost two months, fighting between rebels and pro-government forces have left 1, 400 people dead. Chad: Nigerian refugees fleeing Boko Haram attacks are given shelter in neighbouring Chad 18,000 people have crossed Lake Chad and are living either in camps...
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26 May, 2015
From Khameer, Yemen, a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) doctor describes the situation for displaced families who've come there to escape the bombing and fighting where they live. Dr. Berbain is standing in an area where the population has jumped from three families to 85 familes. MSF is running mobile medical clinic and relief distribution there.
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7 May, 2015
The hospital consists of various tents, the first tent is the operating room. Then there’s the obstetrics unit and a maternity unit. All categories of patients will be treated, including: children, adults, men and women, obstetric cases – so maternity care Follow-up surgery on earthquake wounds that have become infected will be performed, and emergency surgery such as cesareans.
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24 March, 2015
Tuberculosis, or TB, is an infectious disease that is treated with antibiotics. But some bacteria have found ways to resist or fight off the drug due to incorrectly administered treatment. When the two main antibiotics stop being effective against the disease, it is labeled multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, or MDR-TB. MDR-TB is a real killer, and a major public health issue, but for the past fifty years it has largely been ignored. Now, the needs of patients suffering from tuberculosis are...
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