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During the early morning of 4 December, several armed men broke into the /Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) compound in Mweso, in Masisi territory, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. They subjected the staff to violence and threats of kidnapping, before robbing the compound of money and equipment. “MSF strongly condemns this new attack and the violence that accompanied it”, said Anna Halford, MSF Head of Mission in North Kivu. “This incursion, and exaction against the personnel of...Read More
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on Papua New Guinea (PNG) authorities to give its team access to the asylum seekers and refugees in Manus Transit Centres, to assess their conditions and provide essential medical care as appropriate. On Friday 24 November, PNG police removed the refugees and asylum seekers who remained inside the officially-closed Regional Processing Centre (RPC), in which hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers were still living. On Sunday 19 November, MSF had received written authorization...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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December 06, 2017
Sana’a/Hajjah - A week of heavy violence, coupled with a crippling blockade preventing vital supplies into the country, shows new levels of disregard by warring parties for the civilian population, me...Read More
December 01, 2017
Mumbai: The international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has been working hand-in-hand with the Mumbai Districts AIDS Control Society (MDACS)...Read More