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Delhi: “There needs to be a shift in the individual and in society to say no to violence”

Virginia Lee is a counsellor from Australia who recently spent seven months working as a mental health coordinator in a community clinic in Delhi. The clinic offers medical and psychological care to survivors of domestic and sexual violence Incidents of...

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Chhattisgarh: Medicine on the margins

How doctors take healthcare to people who would otherwise struggle to access it Nearly 400km south of Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh, lies a town called Bijapur. It is the kind of town that now survives only as a memory...

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Antibiotics: Handle with care

Name : Designation :   Imagine a world where a small finger prick can get fatally infected or an elective caesarean surgical wound fails to heal at all. One may immediately connect this with the pre-antibiotic era though some experts...

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Médecins Sans Frontières raises awareness on violence against women

Delhi, 8 December 2016: The international medical humanitarian organisation- Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) organised an awareness-raising event on violence against women for the women and girls from the Jahangirpuri community today. Participating in support of the 16 days of...

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India: Renewed hope with new drugs

Two new drugs, bedaquiline and delamanid, are proving to be the very last lifeline for tuberculosis (TB) patients with the most extreme forms of drug resistance. While a few patients benefit from these new drugs in India, many die before being able...

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Going the extra mile

Name : Designation : What does it take to deliver healthcare to a neglected population in a remote region? Dr Ram Kovelamudi, working with MSF in Bhadrachalam, Telangana, explains. I have worked as a doctor in different settings before. But...

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MSF scientific survey: 45% of Kashmiri population experiencing mental distress

Integrated and decentralised prevention, care and treatment programme urgently needed Jammu and Kashmir: Nearly 1.8 million adults (45% of the population) in the Kashmir Valley show symptoms of significant mental distress according to a comprehensive mental health survey conducted by...

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Making childbirth safe for women in Chhattisgarh

Name : Frank Aalderinks Designation : In the MSF Mother and Child Health Centre in Bijapur town of Chhattisgarh, MSF doctors give medical check-up to the baby who was born pre-maturely. Copyright: P.K.Lee   Lalita shares her room in the...

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MSF, ITPC and DNP+ calls for scale-up of ‘viral load’ monitoring to improve HIV treatment outcomes in developing countries (and India)

“In India, over half a million people living with HIV are on treatment but the best tool to monitor their treatment – the viral load test - is not easily accessible and available. Access to viral load testing is strictly...

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Gilead attempt to secure patent on hepatitis C drug opposed in India

‘Patent opposition’ seeks to ensure production of affordable generics November 22, 2013, New Delhi/New York: DoctorsWithout Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) supports the ‘patent opposition’ just filed at India’s Patent Office by the Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge (I-MAK), which...

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Doctors Without Borders Cycle Tour Comes to Delhi

New Delhi, October 27, 2013 – Cycle enthusiasts from Delhi are getting on bike saddles today to express solidarity with outgoing International President of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Dr Unni Karunakara, who is cycling over 5,000 km across...

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India: No End in Sight to Cyclone Aila Misery

Name : Designation : In the wake of Cyclone Aila, daily flooding in both Bangladesh and India prevents families like this one from rebuilding their homes and communities. © Bangladesh 2009 Veronique Terrasse/MSF Nearly two months after Cyclone Aila devastated...

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