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Geneva, 22 June, 2017 —The international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today welcomed the addition of snakebite to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) list. Despite the fact that snakebite is estimated to kill over 100,000 people every year—more than any other disease on the list— there are hardly any resources to prevent and treat it, with very limited access to life-saving anti-venom therapy. “This is an opportunity to finally get serious about...Read More
Open letter from MSF International President Dr Joanne Liu to Health Ministers of G20 countries Every day in our medical operations, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) faces numerous barriers to providing medical care and dignity to people in need. We, therefore, welcome the decision of the G20 to place ‘Global Health’ on its agenda. We call on G20 states to put the welfare of sick and wounded people wherever they live at the core of their concerns, rather than focus on...Read More
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Umeed ki Kiran: One-stop clinic for victims of sexual & domestic violence
We constantly talk about the problem of sexual violence, domestic abuse, and report their stories like statistics. We stop momentarily, if at all, to click our tongues in disapproval. “Look at the sta...Read More
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You have a mission to help people caught up in an emergency – would you put scientific research on your to-do list? The answer isn’t an obvious ‘yes’. While the work of humanitarian and other NGOs may...Read More

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June 15, 2017
June 15, Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) : A clinic for Hepatitis C with state of the art point-of-care diagnostic GeneXpert and latest drugs, called direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), was inaugurated today at t...Read More
May 14, 2017
Bangassou/Bangui – Following intense fighting that broke out this morning in Bangassou (Mbomou Province), Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling on all parties to agree to a...Read More