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MSF is extremely concerned about the ongoing delivery of humanitarian aid to the population in northeast Syria due to clashes between Kurdish and Iraqi forces in the northwest of Iraq that threaten to close of the Syrian-Iraqi border crossing of Feshkhabour. Feshkhabour border crossing is the ONLY option for humanitarian agencies to bring supplies and specialists into northeast Syria. It is already very complicated trying to provide aid in northeast Syria, where large parts of cities have been destroyed by...Read More
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
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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
Why India’s TB control is faltering: Poor diagnostics, drug supply disruptions and no counselling
India’s tuberculosis control programme is not fully equipped to prevent, diagnose, and treat patients. The Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program uses outdated diagnostic techniques, suffers fr...Read More

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November 13, 2017
The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) will observe World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) from November 13th - 17th in co llabora...Read More
November 10, 2017
Over the last three days, the Saudi-led coalition has not allowed MSF flights into Yemen, directly hindering the organisation’s ability to provide life-saving medical and humanitarian assistance to a...Read More