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Closed Ports, Empty Shelves: Haiti Urgently Needs Medical Supplies

Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 21st May, 2024 – Since the end of February, Port-au-Prince has been engulfed in unprecedented violence, cutting off the Haitian capital from the outside world following the closure of the airport and ports. The escalating insecurity has severely...

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South Sudan: health workers bring lifeline to remote areas

Amid insecurity, semi-nomadic populations, just like the rest of South Sudan, suffer from climate change, causing both increased flooding and more severe droughts. In the latest years, water and food has been scarce, and cattle keepers and farmers had to...

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Afghanistan: Measles surge necessitates strengthening of prevention measures

Ten-month-old Bilal lies in bed at Mazar-i-Sharif regional hospital, in Afghanistan’s Balkh province, where he is being treated for measles and pneumonia, watched over by his mother Zakia. When Bilal fell ill with a fever, Zakia took him to one privately-run...

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Sudan is facing a colossal man-made catastrophe; MSF calls for an urgent, rapid scale-up of the humanitarian response

After one year of war, the aid provided to millions of people is a drop in the ocean due to political blockages created by the warring parties and lack of action from the United Nations and international humanitarian organisations.In one...

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World Health Day: Women’s healthcare challenges in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, Rohingya refugees fleeing violence and persecution in Myanmar have sought refuge in Cox's Bazar district where MSF has been providing medical services since 1992. The latest and the largest influx occurred in 2017, when nearly 700,000 Rohingya entered...

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Time for $5: MSF demands Cepheid and Danaher lower the price of medical tests

Help us stop the profiteering on medical tests Sign the petition to demand drug manufacturers Cepheid and Danaher drop the price of GeneXpert tests for low- and middle-income countries. MSF and partners protest outside Danaher in Washington, DC, demanding price...

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From Clinics to Sludge: The many facets of MSF

When people think of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF), images of medical teams providing life-saving care often come to mind. However, MSF's impact extends well beyond medical aid, with significant efforts in areas that are not just...

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MSF warns governments are failing to test, treat and prevent TB in children

Governments must immediately implement the latest WHO guidelines to stop children from dying from this deadly yet curable disease  Geneva, 14 November 2023 - Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)  welcomed the World Health Organization’s (WHO) ‘Roadmap towards ending TB in...

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MSF responds to groundbreaking news that Johnson & Johnson will not enforce patents on key TB drug bedaquiline in low- and middle-income countries

30 September 2023, Geneva Christophe Perrin, TB Advocacy Pharmacist, MSF Access Campaign: “We welcome Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) announcement finally paving the way for unfettered access to affordable generic versions of bedaquiline for all people living with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) who need...

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MSF South Asia Health and Humanity Summit: Partnering to build better responses during emergencies

17 August 2023, New Delhi: Setting the agenda for a paradigm shift in health and humanitarian considerations during emergencies, especially in South and Southeast Asia, over 15 practitioners, thought leaders, artists, and over 300 attendees from the social impact space...

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Khartoum: Lack of essential visas for MSF staff threatens life-saving care in hospital

Without visas being urgently granted by the Sudanese authorities, MSF may soon be forced to withdraw its support to the Turkish Hospital in Khartoum. Visa applications for emergency staff – including surgeons, nurses, and other specialists – have been pending for...

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The non-renewal of the cross-border resolution by the United Nations Security Council is an inexcusable failure towards the Syrian people

Amman/Jordan, 8 August, 2023 - The failure of the United Nations’ Security Council to renew the cross-border resolution safeguarding access to vital humanitarian aid for north-western Syria is inexcusable. People living in this area lost a vital way to receive...

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