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Bihar: To the one fighting against all odds

Currently working in Bihar at a COVID-19 treatment centre, Dr Nimrat Kaur, Regional Deputy Project Coordinator - Asia at Medecins Sans Frontieres, also known as Doctors Without Borders, has been treating patients under harsh, often unhygienic and overcrowded conditions, where...

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Responding to COVID-19 pandemic in Bihar

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise in India, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has opened a 100-bed temporary treatment centre for patients with the new coronavirus in Patna, the capital of Bihar state, in the northeast of the country. The MSF COVID-19...

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बिहार: डॉक्टर्स विदाउट बॉर्डर्स ने भारत में अस्थायी 100- बिस्तर वाला कोविड -19 उपचार केंद्र खोला

पटना : भारत में Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) / डॉक्टर्स विदाउट बॉर्डर्स ने बिहार सरकार के सहयोग के साथ कोविड -19 महामारी के रोगियों का इलाज करने के लिए 100 बिस्तर वाला अस्थायी अस्पताल, पटना के पाटलिपुत्र खेल परिसर में स्थापित...

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Bihar: Doctors Without Borders opens temporary 100-bed COVID-19 treatment center in India

Patna, Bihar: Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières(MSF) in collaboration with the Bihar government, opened a 100-bed temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients at the Patliputra Sports complex in Patna. This COVID -19 treatment centre, the first-of-its-kind to be fully managed by...

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Bihar: MSF to set up COVID-19 treatment facility in Patna

To fight the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) will soon launch its response to coronavirus in Patna, Bihar. The teams are working to set up a 100-bed COVID-19 treatment facility in the indoor stadium of Patliputra...

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India: MSF to support Bihar’s COVID-19 response by providing personal protective equipment (PPE)

New Delhi, India: As the number of people with COVID-19 continues to rise across India, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is supporting the Bihar State Government by providing crucially needed personal protective equipment for frontline healthcare workers. This includes N-95...

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Bihar: Meeting medical care needs of people with advanced HIV

On 25 January 2019, MSF inaugurated Garima Ki Kiran clinic in Bihar with a purpose to reduce the number of deaths among patients with advanced HIV by increasing their access to care for life-threatening infections. On the completion of clinic's...

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Video: Explaining kala azar-HIV coinfection

Kala azar or visceral leishmaniasis a neglected tropical disease and the second-largest parasitic killer in the world. India accounts for over 30% of the total kala azar cases in the world. 80% of these cases occur in Bihar. Since 2007,...

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Zoya’s story: "I have returned from the brink of death"

Name : Designation : Interview conducted and written by Kavitha Devadas for MSF As well as suffering a lack of awareness and social stigma, kala azar-HIV co-infected patients are also prone to other infections, relapse more often and are at...

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Bihar: MSF conducts orientation programme on kala azar-HIV co-infection for care coordinators, ART counsellors and PLHIV+ group members

Kala azar Elimination is not possible without addressing the emerging issue of kala azar-HIV coinfection. As a disease that affects the most vulnerable and poorest in society, the deep-rooted stigma and the inadequate state of health facilities make this coinfection...

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Bihar: A deadly cocktail

Treating kala azar-HIV co-infection in Bihar Kala jwar. Black fever. Dumdum fever. Visceral leishmaniasis. These are the many names by which kala azar is known. The disease spreads through the bite of a sandfly or balu makkhi and is almost always fatal if...

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Bihar: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visits MSF project in Patna

Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been fighting kala azar in Bihar since 2007 Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar recently visited the MSF-run HIV–kala azar co-infection ward at the Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences (RMRIMS)...

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