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11 March, 2015
  The conflict in Syria has been characterised by brutal violence that does not distinguish between civilians and combatants, nor does it respect the protected status of health personnel and facilities.
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11 March, 2015
  A Compilation of testimonies Illustrating the Hardships of Daily Life in Eastern Aleppo under Barrel Bombings, through the Eyes of Local Residents. Download the report "Aleppo's Reality: Daily Life under Barrel Bombs"
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3 March, 2015
  The Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues, albeit with decreasing intensity. The virus has infected more than 23,700 people across the region since the outbreak was declared 11 months ago. While the number of new patients in Liberia is declining, numbers are still fluctuating in both Guinea and Sierra Leone. A total of 99 new confirmed cases...
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11 February, 2015
  Patient education and counselling in preparation for anti-retroviral treatment (ART) initiation is considered a key determinant of treatment adherence. Yet, delays between establishing a person’s eligibility for ART and starting a person on ART has been shown to result in high losses to care, increasing the risk of morbidity and mortality...
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26 January, 2015
  What began in 2011 in Syria as protests inspired by the Arab Spring has become an entrenched and bloody conflict that shows no sign of resolution. Today, with an estimated 200,000 people killed and 7.6 million people displaced within the country and 3.2 million refugees registered outside, Syria is seen as the world’s most grave...
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22 January, 2015
  The rapid scale up of antiretroviral treatment (ART) coverage in South Africa has improved access to treatment for HIV positive patients significantly. However, expanding treatment programmes are now facing increases in the number of patients failing treatment. 1 For optimal clinical outcomes, adherence to ART should be greater than 95% (1...
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20 January, 2015
  Bringing down barriers to affordable and adapted vaccines Immunization is one of the most efficient ways to reduce child mortality. Yet, every year 1 child out of 5  (under the age of 1 year) is not fully vaccinated, putting him/ her at risk of dying of preventable diseases such as measles, pneumonia or diarrhoea.  In the 2nd edition of...
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2 January, 2015
  Introduction Drug resistant tuberculosis (DR TB) patient support models of care were designed and piloted by MSF OCB Khayelitsha project in response to the need for a structured approach to the treatment literacy and counseling offered to patients diagnosed with DR TB. This training module should be read and used by trainers to design DR TB...
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18 December, 2014
  Typhoon Haiyan, or Yolanda as it is known locally, was the strongest typhoon ever recorded at landfall, ripped through the central Philippines on 8 November 2013. It caused devastation on an unprecedented scale – roofs were ripped off, villages were flattened, livelihoods were swept away and a tsunami-like storm surge claimed more than 6,300...
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1 November, 2014
Piloted by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Khayelitsha, the award-winning ART Adherence Club model focuses on patient participation and peer support, for improved treatment adherence. This simple model allows patient groups to collect pre-packed, two-month supplies of treatment from lay health workers either at the clinic...
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