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7 July, 2011
In the former Soviet bloc country of Kyrgyzstan, MSF has been supporting TB care for prisoners since 2005. The aim is to reduce transmission of TB and treat those who have it. But working within the penitentiary system, which has proven to be a fertile breeding ground for the disease, presents some major challenges.        
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4 July, 2011
    The camps of Dagahaley, Hagadera, and Ifo collectively form the largest refugee camp in the world. Built two decades ago, they were designed to house up to 90,000 men, women, and children who had fled Somalia's civil wars. Today, with no end to the conflict in sight, there are more than 350,000 people crowded into the camps and the surrounding areas, and more people continue to arrive.
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28 June, 2011
Somali refugees escaping the conflict in their country continue to arrive en masse in Dadaab, Kenya. The three camps are now home to close to four times the number of people they were built for; collectively, they form one of the largest refugee camps in the word. And yet newly arrived families can no longer get inside.
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20 June, 2011
The earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010 reportedly left 300,000 wounded, and 1.5 million homeless. Soon afterwards, a cholera epidemic swept the country, killing more than 5,000. Photo: Yann Libessart/MSF Although the situation is no longer covered as extensively as it was in 2010, huge health needs remain in Haiti. Photo: Yann Libessart/MSF The needs are for surgery, post-operative care, and obstetric care. Photo: Yann Libessart/MSF Cholera is...
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15 June, 2011
In Central African Republic, one million people are estimated to be affected by the ongoing violence. Particularly since 2008, families have been repeatedly displaced from their villages, forced to flee into the bush, where they remain trapped and unable to return to their homes, with little access any medical care.
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8 June, 2011
New research has proved conclusively that treatment of HIV can reduce the transmission of the disease from one person to another by 96 percent. In other words, HIV treatment is also HIV prevention. The UN Summit on HIV/AIDS starts on June 8 and officials will decide on a blueprint for the next decade of the global response to the epidemic. Will global leaders act now to save millions of lives and prevent millions of new infections?
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