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Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) wants to express its frustration that, in an already dramatic context of protracted violence and displacement, the warning we formulated a year ago to the humanitarian community and donors did not lead to any structural or decisive action to prevent a countrywide shortage of essential drugs. The conflict in South Sudan has now continued for over two years, heavily impacting its population and putting as always the most vulnerable at risk. On...Read More
On Saturday morning, MSF patients and staff killed in Kunduz joined the countless number of people who have been killed around the world in conflict zones and referred to as ‘collateral damage’ or as an ‘inevitable consequence of war’. International humanitarian law is not about ‘mistakes’. It is about intention, facts and why. The US attack on the MSF hospital in Kunduz was the biggest loss of life for our organisation in an airstrike. Tens of thousands of people in...Read More
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MSF for the healthcare of people in remote areas
Peter Paul De Groote has dedicated his life to serve the people, who are ravaged by armed conflicts, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural or man-made disasters. Groote is General; Director of M...Read More
In India’s fight against tuberculosis, diagnostics remains poorly understood
While India houses the largest number – 27% – of the world’s 10.4 million new TB patients, Mumbai is the epicentre of the disease in the country. The metropolis has many overcrowded slums where about...Read More

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April 07, 2017
Less than a year after the official end of the Ebola epidemic, the Guinean health system continues to struggle Conakry – The international humanitarian organisation Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sa...Read More
March 27, 2017
Patent opposition aims to increase affordable access to hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir for millions Rome/Geneva, 27 March 2017 – The international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Border...Read More