A new project to map the world’s crisis areas so that aid agencies can respond faster and better to emergencies is being launched today in London.
The ongoing conflict in South Sudan affecting directly the North and the East of the country has diverted the attention from ongoing regular healthcare concerns like malaria epidemic which is affecting the West of the country.
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.