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MSF has opened a new hospital at the heart of the vast Kutupalong-Balukhali camp, which provides refuge to some 700,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Not hard to find, as the hospital is on one of the many hills that form the landscape of Cox’s Bazar, its name says it all: ‘The hospital on the…
Bangladesh: The hospital on the hill providing care to Rohingya refugees in Kutupalong-Balukhali camp
Kala jwar. Black fever. Dumdum fever. Visceral leishmaniasis. These are the many names by which kala azar is known. The disease spreads through the bite of a sandfly or balu makkhi and is almost always fatal if left untreated. India accounts for 50 per cent of the global burden of kala azar, and …
Treating kala azar-HIV co-infection in Bihar
Close to 60,000 people have been displaced from East Ghouta to northwest Syria in the space of just a month. A significant number of these men, women and children are injured or sick and in need of medical care. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) participated in the medical response. MSF supports the…
Syria: Zero point – displaced from East Ghouta and in need of treatment
Officials from the European Union (EU) and India are expected to meet in Brussels on April 12th to resume technical talks on the long-stalled EU-India free trade agreement (FTA). A leaked draft of the agreement, which has been under discussion since 2007, contains proposals from the EU that push…
MSF statement on resumption of EU-India FTA negotiations
The vast, desert region of Kidal in northern Mali, south of the Sahara, is home to nomadic populations frequently living far from health facilities. In 2018, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières  (MSF) launched its first multi-antigen campaign in Mali, aiming to vaccinate 10,000…
Mali: Vaccinating 10,000 children over 60,000km of desert roads
102 patients have received post-operative care in MSF clinics between Sunday and Wednesday, after being shot during the first days of the “March of Return”. MSF is also bolstering its capacity to provide healthcare, fearing that more wounded will need care in the days – and weeks – to come. On 30…
Palestine: MSF increases medical efforts for wounded in Gaza strip
The number of patients injured by landmines, booby traps and explosives doubled between November 2017 and March 2018. Half of the victims were children, some as young as one.  This alarming trend comes as more people return home after fighting subsided in the governorates of Raqqa, Hassakeh…
Photo: Louise Annaud/MSF
Yesterday at 10.32am the search and rescue ship Aquarius – operated in partnership by MSF and SOS MEDITERRANEE – along with the Libyan coast guard, were alerted by the Italian Rescue Maritime Coordination Centre (IMRCC) to a rubber boat in distress with an estimated 120 people, in international…
Mediterranean: MSF evacuates 39 vulnerable people from packed rubber boat
Dear colleagues, Over a month has passed since the Syrian government and its allies intensified their military offensive in East Ghouta. Over a month of relentless bombing and shelling, on top of five years of intense siege. Week after week, we tried to support you when thousands of wounded and…
Syria: Letter to the doctors of East Ghouta
India’s Ministry of Health recently released the “Report of the First National Anti-Tuberculosis Drug Resistance Survey”. According to the report, the survey is the largest national drug-resistant (DR) TB survey ever conducted by any country in the world. The survey results reveal that more than 6…
MSF responds to India’s first-ever national anti-tuberculosis drug resistance survey

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