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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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Kenya: Reimagining a patient centered model of care in the management of Diabetes and Hypertension

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), like Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma, Epilepsy, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, among others, account for up to 39 in every 100 deaths in Kenya. In 2019 an internal review in the inpatient department at the Homa Bay Country...

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Mali: increased surgical needs among women and children in Niono

In December 2023, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began providing surgical activities at the Niono hospital in central Mali. MSF teams have now renovated the department, as well as providing additional resources to cater to the needs. People living in Niono...

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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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Safeguarding the mind: protecting mental well-being amidst the war in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has created a huge need for psychological support ranging from psychological first aid to comprehensive psychological care. People have experienced fear, trauma and isolation and are showing symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress.  MSF psychologists are responding...

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Malawi: “In 2001, when the counsellor said ART could prolong my life, I thought it would be two to three years but here I am, 22 years later”

In July 2023, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) closed the chapter on one of its longest standing projects in Malawi, launched some 25 years ago in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.  The MSF Saturday Teen Club in Chiradzulu on 7 March 2020...

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Kherson hospital shelled twice in 72 hours: “How many times must we see the same thing?”

Kyiv, 4 August, 2023 – At the time of writing, the same hospital that was shelled on Tuesday in Kherson Region, Ukraine, resulting in the death of a doctor and the wounding of five medical staff, is once again under...

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“I saw many corpses on my way” – Stories from the massive influx of wounded Sudanese in eastern Chad

By the time the current conflict in Sudan broke out in mid-April, its Darfur region had already been facing war and ethnic violence for over two decades. Today’s fighting – which first erupted in Khartoum between the Sudanese Armed Forces...

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Cyclone Mocha: aid efforts severely hampered by new restrictions

About 85 per cent of my camp is in ruins after Cyclone Mocha wreaked havoc here. All hut-like houses are destroyed. People who live in houses like these are in dire need of emergency aid since they have no place...

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Khartoum: Aid in jeopardy as MSF staff face beatings, death threats and theft

Khartoum/Paris, 21 July, 2023 – On the afternoon of July 20, four MSF staff as well as four truck drivers and a team of 10 daily workers were stopped by a group of armed men while transporting medical supplies to...

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DRC: Emergency response against cholera in the territory of Rutshuru

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) / Doctors Without Borders teams have been mobilised urgently in the territory of Rutshuru, in the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in response to an outbreak of suspected cases of cholera, particularly in the...

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Shortening distances: providing healthcare to indigenous communities in Venezuela’s Delta Amacuro state

Rivers serve as roads and tropical rainforest stretches to the horizon in Delta Amacuro state, a vast area bordering the Atlantic Ocean in northeastern Venezuela. Largely inaccessible, this region is home to a large number of Indigenous communities who face...

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