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Democratic Republic of Congo: MSF SA Launches Ebola Outbreak Appeal

Every second counts, every patient matters, every donation is vital

Since the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was declared on 8 May 2018, 54 people who presented symptoms of haemorrhagic fever, including 35 confirmed Ebola cases and 25 deaths (of whom 12 were confirmed as Ebola), have been notified by the national health authorities in the…

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Johannesburg: MSF & FTPL welcome new IP policy officially released by the Department of Trade and Industry Minister

The policy has been adopted by cabinet and as such represents official government policy, and has the potential to herald a new era in access to medicines for South Africa

Yesterday (30 May 2018), after nine years of development, the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) finally published the Intellectual Property Policy of the Republic of South Africa, Phase I. The policy has been adopted by cabinet and as such represents official government policy, and has the potential to herald a new…

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South Sudan: Thousands of men, women and children caught between the frontlines are unable to reach essential food, water and healthcare

Since the end of April, the conflict-ravaged counties of Leer and Mayendit in the north of South Sudan have once again been wracked by violence

Thousands of people caught between the frontlines in South Sudan are unable to reach basic services including food, water and essential healthcare says the medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF). Since the end of April, the conflict-ravaged counties of Leer and Mayendit in the north of South…

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Democratic Republic of Congo: MSF Begins Ebola Vaccination Trial in Bikoro to Help Curb Outbreak

Participation in this vaccine trial is voluntary and free, participants receive information on the vaccine before consenting, and those who choose to be vaccinated are carefully monitored over a period of time

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) started vaccinating Ebola frontline workers yesterday in Bikoro, Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The vaccination, which is being conducted with Epicentre—MSF’s research arm—will also be offered to contacts of patients. The start of the Bikoro trial comes…

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Democratic Republic of Congo: MSF Ebola vaccination targets remote communities

The Ebola vaccine (rVSVDG-ZEBOV-GP) is being used as part of the overall strategy to control the Ebola outbreak

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) yesterday started vaccinating Ebola frontline workers in Bikoro, Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where the organisation has been working with the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) over the past few weeks. This trial vaccination will also be offered to contacts…

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Libya: 800 migrants and refugees held in a dangerously overcrowded detention centre in Zuwara

At present the Zuwara detention centre is four times over capacity with floor space so limited that it is barely possible for people to lie down

International medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is highly concerned about the fate of around 800 migrants and refugees held in a dangerously overcrowded detention centre in the port city of Zuwara, rougly 100 kilometres west of Tripoli. Some of the men, women and children inside have…

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Libya: Time running out for 800 migrants and refugees held in detention centre in Zuwara

Some of the men, women and children inside have been detained in inhumane conditions for more than five months without adequate food or water

MSF is highly concerned about the fate of around 800 migrants and refugees held in a dangerously overcrowded detention centre in the port city of Zuwara, around 100 kilometres west of Tripoli. Some of the men, women and children inside have been detained in inhumane conditions for more than five…

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Niger: Women breaking the silence through listening spaces in Diffa

Since September 2017, MSF has set up listening spaces in nine villages in the Assaga and Chétimari health areas of Diffa region

Three years ago, Fajimatou gave birth to her fourth child. Since then, she had been suffering from incontinence and regular urinary infections. Too embarrassed to raise this problem with the staff at the health post, she had kept it to herself. When she heard about the listening space for women…

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Central African Republic (CAR): Six deaths as fighting resumes in Bangui

Additional wounded people were treated in other medical facilities in Bangui

Dozens of people were injured today in the PK5 and Fatima neighbourhoods, as fighting resumed in Bangui. About 60 wounded people were treated in Medecins Sans Frontieres clinics and hospitals. MSF's SICA hospital has received more than 50 people with gunshot wounds sustained during today's outbreak of violence. Six have…

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Mahikeng: Access to primary healthcare still highly restricted or non-existent in Ngaka Modiri Molema District (South Africa)

Doctors Without Border (MSF) sends medical team in the North West Province to assess the status and needs of clinic and hospital services

Doctors Without Border (MSF), a member of the Stop Stock Outs Project (SSP), has a medical team on the ground in the North West Province assessing the status and needs of clinic and hospital services. Yesterday the team visited the Mahikeng district hospital and nearby clinics, and met with North…