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19 February, 2015
Latest reports from MSF: Sierra Leone: in January, there were close to 550 confirmed cases of Ebola in the space of three weeks. The epidemic may well be easing off, but the virus continues to endanger the lives of many people. Malawi: this small country in southern Africa was hit by torrential rain in December. Flooding has left at least 176 people dead and made 200,000 homeless. Ukraine: the conflict raging for months in the east of the country is escalating. People are caught up in the...
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10 February, 2015
Irina Savchuk is staying with her children at a centre for displaced people in the town of Konstantinovka. The center, formerly a shelter for homeless people, was under reconstruction when the conflict started in eastern Ukraine. Although it wasn’t yet finished, the local authorities decided to open the center for people who had to flee the fighting in nearby areas. It’s now run by local people, and eight families live in the center, sharing the small kitchen and old bathroom. Irina shares her...
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5 January, 2015
MSF Ebola management centre, Bo, Sierra Leone, December 2014. An Ebola survivor returns home to singing and dancing.
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5 January, 2015
MSF staff work in nearly 70 countries around the world, providing emergency medical care and relief supplies to people who need it most. To know more about what it means to work for MSF, watch this video that guides MSF staff along their journey to being part of a worldwide medical humanitarian organisation. 
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12 December, 2014
In the area for Ebola-confirmed patients in the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Case Management Center in Foya, Liberia, roughly two-thirds of patients don’t survive the Ebola virus. The patients receiving treatment gather on wooden benches and plastic chairs if they have the strength.
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11 December, 2014
As part of the ongoing emergency response to Ebola in Sierra Leone, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and the Ministry of Health launched the largest-ever distribution of antimalarials in the country. Teams are providing 1.5 million treatments to residents of Freetown and five districts in the surrounding Western area. The goal is to prevent cases of malaria and also to prevent suspected cases of Ebola during the peak of malaria season.
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20 October, 2014
South African activists have a long history of fighting for access to affordable medicines, and are still working to “Fix the Patent Laws,” to better ensure the country can continue to realise the constitutional right to access healthcare services. This slideshow provides a brief history of the struggle, and highlights key events of the past two decades, up to October 2014.
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17 October, 2014
What is patent evergreening and how does it affect the price of medicines in South Africa? How can the government ‘Fix the Patent Laws’ to stop evergreening, and promote the constitutional right to have access to healthcare services and access to medicines? Watch and learn more!
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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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