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Brussels – Mass casualty influxes, with hundreds of dead and wounded, have been reported to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) by medical facilities the medical aid organisation supports in the opposition-controlled East Ghouta besieged enclave near Damascus in Syria. This comes amid an extraordinary increase in bombing and shelling over the area, with 13 hospitals and clinics that are regularly or ad-hoc supported by MSF hit and damaged or destroyed over just 3 days, reducing health capacity at a...Read More
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) promotes a working environment free of harassment and abuse. Our leadership has unequivocally committed to fight abuse and to reinforce mechanisms and procedures to prevent and address it. This includes enhancing grievance channels at all levels of the organisation, and supporting victims and whistle-blowers. The integrity of our organisation is upheld by the good conduct of each individual staff member, in any location, with full respect for the communities we serve. We expect all...Read More
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India skips 6 Of 16 key WHO recommendations on TB
India does not implement six out of the 16 key World Health Organisation (WHO)- recommended tuberculosis (TB) control policies in diagnosis, patient care and treatment, a new global report has found....Read More
I’ve treated more lethal war wounds in Syria than I had imagined,’ says Nashik doctor
Thousands of lives are at stake in war zones such as Syria. Tending the wounded and the ill becomes a bigger challenge in places like these, especially since local healthcare services are nearly negli...Read More

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February 14, 2018
Drug-resistant TB remains a major threat to global health: Of the ten million people who fell ill with tuberculosis (TB) in 2016 alone, over half a million are estimated to have resistance to the most...Read More
January 28, 2018
In a nightmarish day on the Mediterranean yesterday, 99 survivors from a sinking rubber boat were rescued by the Aquarius, a search and rescue vessel run by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Front...Read More