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An innovative new vaccine which could prevent large numbers of children from dying of diarrhoea in sub-Saharan Africa has been successfully trialled in Niger, announced international medical organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today. Rotavirus infection is the…
The vaccine is made by the Serum Institute of India using five strains of the virus collected exclusively in Sub-Saharan Africa. Photo: Séverine Bonnet/MSF
Erbil (Iraq): As fighting rages in Mosul, civilians in the city are caught in the crossfire with limited access to lifesaving medical care. Risking their lives, tens of thousands have fled since the offensive on the western part of the city started 19 February. Thousands of wounded have been rushed…
MSF teams in and around Mosul have received more than 1,800 patients in need of urgent or lifesaving care in the last two months. Photo: Louise Annaud/MSF
Over the last weeks, fighting in the Greater Upper Nile region has left the town of Wau Shilluk deserted, and now thousands of vulnerable people who fled the violence are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was forced to evacuate the…
The conditions in Aburoch are harsh. On average, each person is only receiving two litres of clean water a day, far below what is required. Photo: Elena Grandio/MSF
Only a fraction of the massive needs are being met Amman: Six years into the war in Syria, civilians continue to suffer as a result of a brutal conflict that has precipitated a complex humanitarian crisis, with ever mounting suffering and millions without access to basic healthcare. In the face of…
The war, coupled with attacks on medical personnel and facilities, has dramatically weakened Syria’s previously well-functioning healthcare system. Photo: MSF
Dilemmas and adaptations in medical facilities continually threatened by attacks   The frail situation in Syria as a result of the war including attacks and the ever-present threat of attacks not only deny the population access to medical facilities but also affect the scope and effectiveness of…
Sandbags piled against the windows of the intensive care unit to provide it with some extra protection. Photo: Karam Almasri
The spread of acute watery diarrhoea across Ethiopia in the last year has claimed many lives and affected thousands through severe dehydration. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been working with the Regional Health Bureau to intervene rapidly in communities suffering from…
On International Women’s Day, three frontline health workers talk about their unconventional careers and why they do what they do   Dr. Bhavna (left) operating on a patient. Photo: MSFBhavna Chawla, surgeon Worked in South Sudan, Papua New Guinea, Yemen Humanitarianism is just another word…
On International Women’s Day 2017, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) celebrates the women of Afghanistan, and highlights the dangers they face during pregnancy and childbirth. Afghanistan remains one of the most dangerous places in the world to give birth. Every year around 4,…
The capital of Venezuela, Caracas, is one of the cities with the highest homicide rates in the world. In recent years, criminal violence has increased in the neighbourhoods on the outskirts, which are the most vulnerable. In these areas, people are continuously exposed to theft, murder, extortion,…
A woman walks through the district of Petare, Caracas, considered to be one of the most dangerous neighbourhoods in Latin America. The graffiti on the wall reads “Anyone who steals will die”. Photo: Marta Soszynska/MSF

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