India

Submitted by admin on March 08, 2019

A SGBV survivor’s story: “He would come home drunk, beat me, urinate on my face and threaten to abuse me in worse ways.”

A thin-framed Kamla* looked around, unsure whether she was at the right place, and hesitating whether to share her experience or not. This was the first time she was visiting MSF’s Umeed ki Kiran (Ray of Hope) clinic on the recommendation of an MSF health educator. Reassured by the friendliness of the counsellor, who promised her complete privacy, Kamla felt able to share her story of abuse with the staff there.

Submitted by admin on February 17, 2019

Jharkhand: What motherhood taught me about malnutrition

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 child that inspired her to help others avoid the same story. In this animated video by Susnata Paul, Subashini shares what motherhood taught her about malnutrition.

 

Tuberculosis: TB activists challenge Johnson & Johnson patent application on bedaquiline in India

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. 

Bihar: MSF to provide comprehensive care for people living with advanced HIV

Patna, Bihar: On 25th January, international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), together with state authorities in Bihar, inaugurated a specialised ward at the Guru Gobind Singh Hospital (GGSH) in Patna, Bihar, northeast of India. The main purpose of the programme is to reduce the number of deaths among patients with advanced HIV by increasing their access to care for life-threatening infections. 

 

Submitted by admin on December 25, 2018

Wish MSF all the best in their efforts globally and in India

I support charities based on the cause they work towards, how efficiently they are run, and if they are recognised as a trustworthy organisation — and I started supporting Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) based on their standing on these three parameters. I originally got to know about their work when they won the Nobel Peace Prize, and I hope they will continue their good work ethically, professionally and with compassion.