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October 2016

Twenty-five people found dead and 246 rescued by MSF during yet another horrific day on the Mediterranean

Rome, 26 October 2016: Late yesterday, 25 men and women died in the Central Mediterranean and were found by the Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) search and rescue ship Bourbon Argos, in an overcrowded rubber boat some 26 nautical miles from the Libyan coastline. One hundred and seven survivors were rescued from the same boat and a further 139 from a nearby rubber raft.

Submitted by admin on October 24, 2016

Going the extra mile

I have worked as a doctor in different settings before. But I always felt something was missing. The patients I was treating would always have other doctors to go to. But being able to help patients who have no one else to go to, for whom you are the only option of medical care, is a very different experience; it gives you a tremendous sense of satisfaction.

Submitted by admin on October 24, 2016

Going the extra mile

I have worked as a doctor in different settings before. But I always felt something was missing. The patients I was treating would always have other doctors to go to. But being able to help patients who have no one else to go to, for whom you are the only option of medical care, is a very different experience; it gives you a tremendous sense of satisfaction.

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West Africa: MSF closes final Ebola projects for survivors

The Ebola outbreak that swept across West Africa infected more than 28,700 people and killed more than 11,300 men, women and children. Whole families were ripped apart and communities were devastated by the disease, which saw schools close, economies grind to a halt and health systems collapse, leading to even greater loss of life. The shocking human toll of the outbreak was exacerbated by the painfully slow international response.   

Haiti: "You can all too well imagine the suffering of people left without care for two weeks"

This morning, our mobile clinic headed to Lopino, a village in the mountains that can only be reached by helicopter. Like most villages in Grand Anse, hurricane Matthew left a trail of destruction here. The streets are bordered by fallen trees and debris, and the valley is covered in trees torn in half. Only a red and white front remains of the church. Luckily the health centre, which served as a refuge for the residents, survived the hurricane.

Médecins Sans Frontiéres & IMHANS, Kashmir trains medical staff on psychological first aid

SRINAGAR, October 08 2016: The international medical humanitarian organisation- Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF) in collaboration with Institute of Mental and Neuro Sciences (IMHANS) Kashmir conducted on 8 October 2016 at the Community Centre - a training workshop on psychological first aid (PFA) for nurses and paramedical staff to commemorate World Mental Health Day 2016. The Principal of Kashmir Medical College, Professor Kaiser gave an opening address to the workshop.

Submitted by admin on October 21, 2016

Médecins Sans Frontiéres & IMHANS, Kashmir trains medical staff on psychological first aid

Srinagar, 8 October 2016: The international medical humanitarian organisation - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF) in collaboration with Institute of Mental and Neuro Sciences (IMHANS) Kashmir conducted on 8 October 2016 at the Community Centre - a training workshop on psychological first aid (PFA) for nurses and paramedical staff to commemorate World Mental Health Day 2016. The Principal of Kashmir Medical College, Professor Kaiser gave an opening address to the workshop.