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15 October, 2013
Mduduzi Chandawila, a Zimbabwean-born nurse recently returned from his third assignment with MSF. He spent two months working in South Sudan’s remote Jonglei State as an operating theatre nurse in a makeshift hospital set up during "When I got there, we coined a phrase ‘welcome to the show that never ends’ – meaning that we work tirelessly to give hope to people suffering," he says. At first Mduduzi’s primary task was to work with a team to set up a functional operating theatre and to provide a...
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11 October, 2013
An open letter entitled "Lift the Humanitarian Blockade” was published in French newspaper Le Monde in September. It was written by a project coordinator working in Syria and the President of MSF France. While the chemical weapon attack in August did take the horror of the conflict to a new level, recent diplomatic negotiations barely touched on the issue of aid for the Syrian people.
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11 October, 2013
Haiti: Some fifty people come to the emergency room every day and half require surgery. Apart from road accidents, patients have usually fallen victim to gun and knife crime. In May 2011, MSF opened a hospital in Cité Soleil district. This is one of the biggest slums in the Port-au-Prince conurbation.
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11 October, 2013
Negotiations were held in September between the government and M23 rebels. Everyone living in the camps surrounding Goma, in the northeast of the DRC, are ready to up and leave at a moment's notice as people in the region are displaced time and time again forever waiting for a peace agreement that never comes.
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11 October, 2013
In this small southern African country, Swaziland, one in 4 adults is HIV-positive. Looking to achieve a generation without HIV/AIDS, MSF is focusing its efforts on pregnant women. Infants born with the AIDS virus, orphaned almost from birth. The epidemic has torn apart many families in Swaziland. To halt this vicious circle, MSF has launched a prevention of mother-to-child transmission programme. A treatment pathway designed for pregnant and breastfeeding women and new-borns. Visit MSF...
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10 October, 2013
This month we look at our work in Syria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti and Swaziland. Syria An open letter entitled "Lift the Humanitarian Blockade” was published in French newspaper Le Monde in September. It was written by a project coordinator working in Syria and the President of MSF France. While the chemical weapon attack in August did take the horror of the conflict to a new level, recent diplomatic negotiations barely touched on the issue of aid for the Syrian people....
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16 September, 2013
Fear and floods are keeping people from seeking assistance in Pibor County, in South Sudan’s Jonglei state. Around 90,000 people are still missing, in fear hiding in the bush. Some 28,000 people are accounted for, but few of these people are receiving the assistance they need. Photos by: Photo: Camille Lepage/Hans Lucas Full Story here: Fear and rainy season keep people from seeking care in Pibor County, South Sudan
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11 September, 2013
South Sudan has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world, at 2,045 per 100,000 live births, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
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3 September, 2013
  Phumeza Tisile is one of MSF’s TB&Me bloggers and has become the first South African patient cured of extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) using a strengthened treatment regimen which included a hard-to-come-by drug (linezolid).
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20 August, 2013
Visit our projects around the world and see what we really do. This month we see new vaccines being used in South Sudan, we see a spike in malaria in Central African Republic and we see what happens to hundreds of migrants after they are released from human traffickers in Yemen.
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