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Nearly 400km south of Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh, lies a town called Bijapur. It is the kind of town that now survives only as a memory for many people living in big cities.

A 9-month-old patient with her mother receiving treatment at MSF’s mother and child healthcare centre in Bijapur
Since 2015, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been working on antibiotic resistance in collaboration with the health authorities in West Bengal, India. As the world discusses this growing challenge during the Antibiotic Awareness Week (November 13 to 19), the medical…
Drug-resistant infections are a looming challenge around the world. Photo: Louise Annaud/MSF
Since 2015, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been working on antibiotic resistance in collaboration with the health authorities in West Bengal, India. As the world discusses this growing challenge during the Antibiotic Awareness Week (November 13 to 19), the medical…
Since 2015, MSF has been working on antibiotic resistance in collaboration with the Ministry of Health in West Bengal, India. As part of the project, a baseline audit of prescribing practices of district hospital doctors as well as health promotion activities for the local community were conducted…
Antibiotic Resistance: Broader Implications for Humanity. Photo: Siegfried Modola
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been told by the Pakistani authorities to close its medical activities in Bajaur Agency in north-western Pakistan. The closure will leave thousands of people in Bajaur Agency without vital healthcare, and comes just seven weeks after…
A child receives emergency medical care at the stabilisation room in the Nawagai civil hospital, Bajaur Agency. Photo: Sa'adia Khan/MSF
Geneva/Sao Paolo — On the eve of the World Hepatitis Summit in Sao Paolo, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today announced that it had secured deals for generic hepatitis C medicines for as low as US$1.40 per day, or $…
A patient holds their medicines at the MSF Hepatitis C clinic at Preah Kossamak Hospital in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.Photo: Todd Brown
The number of cholera cases reported in MSF treatment centres has significantly decreased since the peak of the outbreak, according to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). As a result, the medical organisation is closing the majority of its cholera treatment centres or reducing…
The triage room is at the entrance of the cholera treatment centre. This is were MSF teams observe if patients have cholera symptoms and evaluate if they need to be hospitalized. Photo: Florian SERIEX/MSF
On Monday 23 October, in Geneva, MSF President Dr Joanne Liu will speak at a Pledging Conference for the Rohingya Refugee Crisis organized by OCHA, IOM and UNHCR and co-hosted by the European Union and Kuwait. In the piece below she describes her recent visit to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, where a…
Patients wait for medical treatment in the urgent outpatient waiting area at MSF's medical facility in Kutupalong on October 4.
Tamatave – On Wednesday 18th October, international humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began working with local authorities to tackle an outbreak of pneumonic plague in the port city of Tamatave in the East coast of Madagascar. MSF’s…
Health workers at the Plague Triage and Treatment Centre clean and disinfect the tents where patients sleep every single day.
In just over a month, more than half a million Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh following a wave of targeted violence in the neighbouring Rakhine State of Myanmar. Most of the newly arrived refugees have moved into makeshift settlements without adequate access to shelter, food, clean…
A man scoops water from a hand-dug well in Unchiparang makeshift settlement, home to 33,000 of the half a million Rohingya refugees who have fled violence in Myanmar since the end of August 2017. Photo: Paul Andrew Jawor/MSF
MSF urges governments to step up the use of newer TB drugs Guadalajara, Mexico, October 13, 2017 - People with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) are still not receiving two newer TB drugs, bedaquiline and delamanid, which have been available for more than four…
Photo: Atul Loke/Panos Pictures

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