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24 March, 2015
Tuberculosis, or TB, is an infectious disease that is treated with antibiotics. But some bacteria have found ways to resist or fight off the drug due to incorrectly administered treatment. When the two main antibiotics stop being effective against the disease, it is labeled multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, or MDR-TB. MDR-TB is a real killer, and a major public health issue, but for the past fifty years it has largely been ignored. Now, the needs of patients suffering from tuberculosis are...
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11 March, 2015
This video shows a busy ER in a hospital in one of the besieged areas near Damascus. In the besieged parts of the East Ghouta rural area near Damascus, Syria, intense bombing has been continuing for weeks, on an almost daily basis, and is still ongoing. MSF has established a programme of supporting Syrian medics in areas where MSF cannot directly set up activities. These are makeshift hospitals and health centres where no MSF staff are present, and MSF provides both material support and...
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25 February, 2015
The moment we have all been waiting for has finally come!! Mpumalanga shoppers come meet our enthusiastic face-to-face fundraisers at Middleburg Mall (Emalahleni), I’Langa and Riverside malls (Nelspruit) between 2 to 21 March to get an insight into MSF work in over 65 countries we are working in across the globe. It’s an opportunity for you to get information on how you can make a difference, connect and be part of MSF’s big family either as a volunteer, field worker or donor. Various...
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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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