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MSF Media Fellowship 2019-20

MSF invites applications for  MSF Media Fellowship 2019-20 for journalists to facilitate responsible and respective reporting on issues related to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV).The fellowship aims to improve people’s understanding and increase their awareness that SGBV impacts health and...

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Manipur: “Don’t give up, be positive”

Images by Jan-Joseph Stok It was in the year 2013, when 33-year-old Sinruwng Bejoy Anal learnt he was HIV positive. At first he had problems coping with his illnesses and was full of fear, but now he knows how to...

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Delhi: Walk through MSF’s Umeed Ki Kiran clinic

Meet Dr Yashoda Kurra. She works as a medical doctor at MSF’s Umeed Ki Kiran clinic in Jahangirpuri, Delhi. Umeed Ki Kiran is a 24X7 clinic where MSF teams provide free-of-cost quality medical and psychological care to survivors of sexual...

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Chhattisgarh: Treating tuberculosis in the jungle

Since 2006, MSF is working in Sukma district of Southern Chhattisgarh in India, place of a longstanding low-intensity conflict between Indian security forces and Left-Wing Extremist group. The MSF team works to provide primary health care services to the population...

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National Nutrition Week: Frequently Asked Questions about Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM)

With 93 lakh children under the age of five affected by Severe Acute Malnutrition, India has the largest burden of severe malnutrition in the world. This National Nutrition Week (September 1-7, 2019) we’ll be addressing a few common queries about...

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World Tuberculosis Day: Treating the untreatable

With 84,000 cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis, India has the highest burden of DR-TB in the world. In Mumbai, MSF has been providing not just medical treatment but holistic care to people living with DR-TB. Watch this video to find out...

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Jharkhand: What motherhood taught me about malnutrition

Name : Designation : Subashini is from Jharkhand, where she works with MSF as a Community Health Educator to improve local communities’ understanding of health and nutrition. But it was her own experience as a young mother with a malnourished...

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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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Bihar: On the frontline of treating kala azar-HIV co-infection

Kala azar is one of the most dangerous neglected tropical diseases in the world. It is spread to humans by bites from infected female sand flies and attacks the immune system. While cases of the disease are declining steadily, kala...

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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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People living with hepatitis C and HIV challenge evergreening patents on lifesaving hepatitis C drugs in India

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) welcomes two patent oppositions filed by Delhi Network of Positive People (DNP+) before the Indian patent office, challenging additional patent claims by US pharmaceutical corporation-Gilead Sciences for the hepatitis C medicines sofosbuvir and velpatasvir....

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Jharkhand: Fighting malnutrition alongside local communities

In Jharkhand, an Indian state known for its diverse tribal communities, the number of people that are malnourished is persistently higher than the national average. Since 2009, MSF has treated over 17,000 severely malnourished children in India using an innovative...

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