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How doctors take healthcare to people who would otherwise struggle to access it

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
Mexico City – Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has deployed four of its psychosocial support teams in several areas of Mexico City and is closely evaluating the psychological and medical needs in the state of Morelos following the strong earthquake that took place on Tuesday,…
Amsterdam - International humanitarian organisations must immediately be granted independent and unfettered access, including for international staff, to alleviate massive humanitarian needs in Rakhine State, Myanmar, says the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/…
Rohingya refugees set up makeshift shelters, having arrived in Bangladesh. This massive influx, coming on top of 75,000 people who have arrived since violence began in October 2016, represents one of the largest influxes ever of Rohingyas into Bangladesh. Photo: Madeleine Kingston/MSF
After 14 years of presence in Kurram district, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is withdrawing from the area. The authorities have refused to issue a no objection certificate (NoC), without providing any explanation. With no…
Kutupalong, Bangladesh – Rohingya refugees fleeing to Bangladesh urgently require medical and humanitarian assistance, as an already dire humanitarian situation along the border with Myanmar worsens. By 6 September, over 146,000 people had crossed into Bangladesh, fleeing violence in Rakhine state…
Rohingya refugees who have recently arrived near Teknaf, Bangladesh after crossing over from Myanmar. (Photo credit: MSF)
An open letter from MSF International President Dr Joanne Liu to European government leaders   Dear European Leaders, What migrants and refugees are living in Libya should shock the collective conscience of Europe’s citizens and elected leaders. Blinded by the single-minded goal of keeping…
Photo: Guillaume Binet/Myop
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling for an end to the arbitrary detention of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Libya. For more than a year, the international humanitarian organisation has been providing medical care to people held inside Tripoli detention…
Men detained in Abu Salim detention centre. Detainees spend days and months in Libyan detention centres, without knowing when they will be released. Photo: Guillaume Binet/Myop
Maiduguri, Nigeria: The international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is scaling up its ongoing efforts to prevent further deaths and the spread of cholera in Maiduguri. The organisation is working in coordination with the Ministry of Health…
MSF’s Cholera Treatment Unit (CTU) in Dala, Maiduguri. Photo: Nitin George/MSF
How doctors take healthcare to people who would otherwise struggle to access it 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. There are no malls or theatres,…
A 9-month-old patient with her mother receiving treatment at MSF’s mother and child healthcare centre in Bijapur
Geneva/New York/New Delhi, 22 August 2017 – Hopes for improved access to an affordable pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) that safeguards both children and adults from pneumonia were dealt a major blow after the Indian patent office granted a patent to the US pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer for…
During my recent visit to Kasai I went with our teams to a rural part of the region that has been particularly affected by violence. Villages and field have been burnt and several mass graves have been discovered there. A man approached us and said very simply, in a composed manner, “The violence…
Photo: Bruno Fonseca

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