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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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3 June, 2011
In June 2011, MSF commemorated 10 years of antiretroviral (ARV) response in Khayelitsha, South Africa, together with the residents of the community, local schools, civil society representatives such as the Treatment Action Campaign, partners such as the Zip Zap Circus School, and health authorities, staff, and supporters from the City of Cape Town, and the Province of the Western Cape. Khayelitsha is one of the largest and poorest townships with the highest HIV prevalence in South Africa...
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2 June, 2011
People in Abyei live on the frontlines of an ongoing battle for control. New clashes that began on May 20 have pushed thousands from their homes and made them even more vulnerable to medical complications. For more information, visit msf.org to find the MSF web site in your home country. If you have questions or comments, send an e-mail to msfpodcast@msf.org . MSF, or Doctors Without Borders, is an independent medical humanitarian aid organization that delivers emergency assistance to people...
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31 May, 2011
    In Cape Town in South Africa, kids in the Zip-Zap circus are living a happy and active life thanks to life-saving antiretroviral drugs. In this 5-part video-clip series, MSF demonstrates tools and models that could help make improved treatment accessible to many more. Between 8-10 June 2011, world leaders will meet in New York to decide on the future of the millions needing treatment urgently. By sharing this video, help us spread the word that there is NO EXCUSE for governments to leave...
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31 May, 2011
In Malawi, MSF is working with the local health system to shift responsibilities from doctors to nurses and lay workers, in order to reduce pressure on qualified health staff.   In this 5-part video-clip series, MSF demonstrates tools and models that could help make improved treatment accessible to many more. Between 8-10 June 2011, world leaders will meet in New York to decide on the future of the millions needing treatment urgently. By sharing this video, help us spread the word that...
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