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8 February, 2014
It's been three months since Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the Philippines, killing over 8000 people and destroying the lives and livelihoods of countless more. MSF has been working tirelessly to help the Philippine people get back on their feet by implementing healthcare projects throughout the country and ensuring that even those in the most isolated places receive the help they so desperately need.
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5 February, 2014
Dorassio is 23. He is among the many victims of the inter-communal violence taking place in the Central African Republic today. On 18th January, he was shot in the arm in Bouar, in the country’s northwest region. His arm had to be amputated. He was treated by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Bouar, and then transferred by plane to the Bangui Community Hospital, where our surgical teams continue to monitor his condition. MSF has been managing surgical emergencies at the hospital since early...
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23 January, 2014
Novartis and Bayer are both charging exhorbitant prices for medicines in India as they continue their fight against the country's patent law that puts people over profits in the name of access to affordable medicines. These cases both could have a major impact on MSF's work in the field, as we rely heavily on affordable medicines produced in India to do our work. Novartis is out to change India's patent law so that it would allow the practice of 'evergreening' that lets big pharma companies...
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23 January, 2014
Close to 90,000 people have fled South Sudan since conflict erupted in the country one month ago, becoming refugees in neighbouring countries including Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia. MSF has set up medical activities on the Kenyan side of the border area to South Sudan, as hundreds of refugees are arriving across the border each day. MSF is mainly supporting the MoH to do screening for notifiable diseases, nutritional screening and measles vaccination for children from 6 months to 15 years. MSF...
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16 January, 2014
Visit MSF projects around the world and see what we do. This month we take a look at the Central African Republic, South Sudan, the Philippines, the Palestinian territories, and Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya.
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13 January, 2014
Following confirmation of measles cases among children in several camps for internally displaced people in Bangui, Central African Republic, MSF is vaccinating 68,000 children in five camps in the city in order to prevent an outbreak. Read the press release "MSF vaccinates 68,000 children for measles in Bangui camps"
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13 January, 2014
Fighting broke out in mid-December between government forces and supporters of the former vice-president. Over 70,000 people have fled the violence in Bor, capital of Jonglei state. Here, we are 50 km from the town Bor, where the army is trying to regain control. Bor has been in rebel hands since the end of December. The civilian population has fled. Most of the displaced are women and children. Forced to leave at a moment’s notice, they have few personal belongings. Here in Awerial camp,...
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10 January, 2014
More than 70,000 people have fled violence in Bor, the capital of Jonglei State, since fighting broke out in December. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has sent emergency teams to Awerial, Juba and Malakal to bring health care to tens of thousands of people, despite the current instability and shortage of drugs and fuel.
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24 December, 2013
Visit MSF projects around the world and see what we really do. This month we look to our work in Philippines, Central African Republic, Jordan, Iraq and Gaza. We also look to our work with HIV/AIDS. Philippines On November 8th, 300km winds and gigantic waves slammed the centre of the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, or Yolanda as it’s called locally, caused death, injury and destruction on a large scale. When the MSF team arrived in the Philippines they encountered a level of destruction rarely...
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15 November, 2013
Logistical challenges have slowed the relief response in the Philippines, but Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is there and is treating patients. "Now we are more worried about communities that are farther away," said Dr. Natasha Reyes, MSF emergency coordinator. CEBU, Philippines
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