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In the first week of the year, 33 patients with blast-related injuries – 13 of whom were below the age of  18 – were treated by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical teams in Raqqa city. Patients sustain these injuries on returning to their homes in the city,…
Members of Revolution and Justice (RJ) and fighters belonging to the Movement for the Liberation of the Central African Republic People (MNLC) have been engaged in violent clashes since December 27, 2017. About 30 000 people have fled the fighting in the area to take refuge in the town of Paoua.…
Central African Republic: 13 wounded and thousands of people displaced by fighting north of Paoua
  MSF's Pictures of the Year collection looks back on a year of providing medical care in extreme conditions and contexts across the globe. Through the lens of photojournalists and our staff photographers, MSF remembers and pays tribute to those who have struggled, those who have persevered and…
Photo: SIEGFRIED MODOLA
Diphtheria, a disease long forgotten in most parts of the world thanks to increasing rates of vaccination, is now reemerging in Bangladesh where more than 655,000 Rohingya have taken refuge since 25 August, following an increase in violence in Myanmar. As of 21 December, Doctors Without Borders/…
Photo: Mohammad Ghannam/MSF
Since 25 August, MSF has massively scaled up its operations in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Number of MSF health facilities: 19 health posts, three primary health centres and four inpatient health facilities Number of staff: 2,258 national and international staff as of the end of November Number of…
Photo: Mohammad Ghannam/MSF
Geneva, 18 December 2017 – The international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has filed a legal patent challenge in China against US pharmaceutical corporation Gilead’s patent application for the combination of two crucial oral hepatitis…
MSF challenges Gilead’s patent application for hepatitis C combination treatment in China, to bring down prices. Photo: Todd Brown
Surveys conducted by MSF in refugee settlement camps in Bangladesh estimate that at least 9,000 Rohingya died in Myanmar, in Rakhine state, between 25 August and 24 September. As 71.7% of the reported deaths were caused by violence, at least 6,700 Rohingya, in the most conservative estimations, are…
MSF surveys estimate that at least 6,700 Rohingya were killed during the attacks in Myanmar
Cases of cholera may have declined in Yemen, but the ongoing war and blockade are now creating a new threat to public health, as a suspected diphtheria outbreak takes hold. By 4 December, 318 suspected cases of diphtheria and 28 deaths had been reported in 15 of Yemen’s 20 governorates. Half the…
Between 12-15 December the Universal Health Coverage Forum 2017 will take place Tokyo, Japan. This major gathering co-hosted by the Government of Japan, the World Bank, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and others aims to “stimulate global and country level progress towards Universal Health…
Photo: Sandra Smiley/MSF
In a relatively short time, MSF has gone from having one in-patient facility in Kutupalong and one health post in the makeshift settlement, to now having two in-patient facilities and 15 health posts to assist the 620,000 Rohingya refugees that have settled in Bangladesh. We now have a dedicated…

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