MSF India Newsletter
september 2019

Drug-resistant tuberculosis is one of the biggest killers in the world. An estimated 558,000 people developed DR-TB in 2017, but only 25 per cent of them were treated. After 40 years, new tuberculosis drugs – bedaquiline and delamanid have come as a hope for patients with most drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis. Despite the evidence for drugs’ potential to improve cure rates, bedaquiline and delamanid are still not accessible to thousands of tuberculosis patients.
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Nutrition Week
Last month, MSF teams observed National Nutrition Week (September 1-7). Our teams organised several outreach activities in Chakradharpur, Jharkhand. This included a rally in collaboration with government frontline workers, and an awareness stall on the importance of addressing malnutrition, diversity of diet and early diagnosis. Several health promotion activities were also organised in MSF’s outpatient clinics and feeding centres for the community. The objective of this event is to generate awareness on the importance of nutrition for health, which has an impact on development, productivity, economic growth of the population.
Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Two years on
News and Stories
Mediterranean Migration
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MSF urges PM Modi not to make any trade commitments to US threatening generic medicines.
DRC ebola outbreak
Independent Ebola vaccination committee is needed to overcome lack of WHO transparency.
Democratic Republic of Congo
Babies and expectant mothers in Mosul struggling to access medical care.
Beyond trauma injuries, one of Syria’s neglected health needs.
Meet our Doctors Without Borders
Samreen Hussain
a medical doctor from Kashmir recently embarked on a journey to Yemen as a hospital coordinator. There she will work with our teams to provide essential medical care to people affected by conflict and by a fractured healthcare system.
Mathew Kj
a psychiatric social worker from Calicut, Kerala, recently returned after completing his first assignment with in Jordan. There he worked as Mental Health Activity Manager in MSF project where we treat people for non-communicable diseases.
Sikhar B. Swar
an addiction psychiatrist from Nepal recently completed his first assignment with in Belarus. MSF is supporting the Belarus Ministry of Health in four TB facilities in the country.
Ashok S Sankpal
a medical doctor from Mumbai recently returned from Sierra Leone after completing his ninth assignment with MSF. There he worked with our team and helped in opening a new 63-bed hospital for mother and childcare.

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