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Athens/Geneva – Today, on the third anniversary of the signing of the EU-Turkey deal, international medical organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on European leaders to take action to end the harmful policy of containment on the Greek island ‘hotspots’, as well…
Greece: EU-Turkey deal continues cycle of containment and despair
Seven months into the largest ever Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Ebola response is failing to bring the epidemic under control in a climate of deepening community mistrust, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said at a press conference in Geneva today. Since the…
DRC: Ebola response failing to gain the upper hand on the epidemic
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has put on stand-by its medical activities in the epicenter of the Ebola epidemic, in the province of North-Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), following an attack on an Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Butembo city during the evening…
DRC: MSF suspends medical activities after Ebola treatment centre attack
Katwa - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has decided to suspend the activities of an Ebola Treatment Centre in North Kivu, the international medical organisation announced today. This happened after a violent attack on 24 February where the facility was partially burnt down.…
Governments are meeting today in Geneva to pledge funds to address the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Ironically, many of these donor governments are also involved in the war, which is both driving massive humanitarian needs and obstructing the delivery of humanitarian assistance, Médecins Sans…
Dr Natalie Roberts, emergency operations manager for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), describes the challenges of responding to the measles epidemic currently affecting the former province of Katanga in the southeast of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  What is the…
A young woman with a swollen face sits on a bed in MSF’s close monitoring room, awaiting the result of her blood test for snakebite envenoming. Workey Mekonen was bitten on her forehead by a small snake while sleeping on the ground in a farm shed.  The remote region of Amhara in northern Ethiopia…
Four potential new treatments for Ebola are being used in a randomised controlled trial (RCT) at the Ebola Treatment Centres operated by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Katwa and Butembo, in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The trial, being run in…
More than 35,000 Nigerians have crossed into Cameroon in recent weeks following an upsurge in violence around the northeast Nigerian town of Rann. Having arrived in the village of Goura in Cameroon’s far northwest, they are in urgent need of food, shelter and water, warns international medical…
Mumbai/Cape Town - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is supporting a patent challenge filed in India this week by two tuberculosis survivors, to prevent pharmaceutical corporation Johnson & Johnson (J&J) from extending its monopoly on the tuberculosis drug bedaquiline.…
Tuberculosis: Activists for first time challenge TB drug patent in India, in bid to prevent J&J from extending monopoly

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