Three drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) patients-turned-activists, including Phumeza Tisile, Andaleeb Rinquest and Morgan Scholtz will be joined by health advocates in handing over a letter to the Registrar of Medicines signed by over 100 clinicians, organisations and patients with DR-TB.
The international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) confirmed today that one of its international staff members who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola hemorrhagic fever.
MSF has urged that plans to get forthcoming Ebola vaccines and treatments to frontline workers must be rapidly implemented.
Two South African doctors have left South Africa for Sierra Leone, where they will treat patients with Ebola.
Medical doctor and MSF field worker Silje Lehne Michalsen was discharged from Oslo University Hospital, Ulleval. She was cared for the hemorrhagic fever Ebola after having contracted the disease in Sierra Leone in early October.
The bombing of a crowded market on 9 October caused hundreds of casualties in Erbin town in the East Ghouta suburban area near Damascus. Some 50,000 people have been under siege here for more than two years.
While the deadly Ebola virus continues to spread in West Africa, South African medical field workers have spoken about the impossible decisions they have faced while trying to stem the tide of the disease.