Tag: MSF

Gaza: “Everything is missing, even the idea of a future”

As the unrelenting horror continues in Gaza, Palestine, our teams in Rafah and the Middle Area are seeing a spectrum of mental health issues among children and adults. Since the beginning of the year, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has provided...

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Tragic shipwreck off the Italian coast: Flash quote from Marco Bertotto, Head of Operations MSF Italy

Faced with yet another heartbreaking count, 21 bodies and over 60 missing in just 10 days in the Mediterranean Sea, the institutional silence is shameful. It is a silence that disregards the pain of survivors, a dehumanizing void that is...

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Médecins Sans Frontières Wraps Up Tuberculosis Project in Dushanbe, Tajikistan: A Timeline of Achievements

Dushanbe, Tajikistan – As Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) concludes its tuberculosis (TB) project in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, after 13 years of collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Population, we reflect on the programme's journey.MSF’s work in Dushanbe...

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Sudan war is exacerbating humanitarian needs in neighbouring South Sudan, warns MSF

18 June 2024, Juba – The ongoing war in Sudan is drastically increasing people’s needs across the border in South Sudan, alerts international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today. MSF calls for an immediate scale-up of lifesaving...

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Danaher continues to charge exorbitant prices for lifesaving medical tests despite urgent demands for price reductions by several Ministries of Health

Geneva, 17 June 2024 - In September 2023, the US corporation Danaher, which owns diagnostics maker Cepheid, announced a price reduction of the primary GeneXpert test used to diagnose tuberculosis (TB), from US$9.98 to $7.97, amid pressure from TB activists....

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Humanitarian corridors to evacuate migrants out of Libya needed

In June 2022, Médecins Sans Frontières called on European and North American governments, among others, to urgently offer protection to migrants trapped in Libya by strengthening existing exit mechanisms (via the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees – UNHCR...

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Sudan: One by One, Hospitals are Damaged and Closed in El Fasher as Fighting Rages and People Flee

13 June, 2024 -  Since May 10, El Fasher has seen intense fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF)  and Joint Forces and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).  As the conflict continues to ravage El Fasher, the city’s hospitals are...

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“Holding onto life”: In Jenin and Tulkarem, Israeli forces render healthcare inaccessible when it is needed the most

By Itta Helland-Hansen, MSF Project Coordinator in Jenin and Tulkarem, two governorates located in the North of the West Bank, Occupied Palestinian Territory.Military incursions by Israeli forces in the West Bank are increasing in violence and frequency since the beginning...

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Poland-Belarus Border: New ban on Eastern Border risks blocking MSF and civil society from reaching people in need

Warsaw, 11 June 2024 – MSF is concerned that the Polish Ministry of Interior's new ban on accessing part of its Eastern border zone near the Polish-Belarusian border will risk blocking civil society access to people seeking protection, potentially leading...

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Lack of hepatitis C care means most Rohingya refugees cannot be cured amid alarming prevalence rates in camps in Bangladesh

A study carried out by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) indicates that almost 20 per cent of the Rohingya refugees tested in the Cox's Bazar camps in Bangladesh have an active hepatitis C infection.A blood-borne virus, hepatitis C is a disease...

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“It’s in the psychologist’s power to help you find ways to live with trauma” – MSF provides mental healthcare in Vinnytsia, Ukraine

“I've lived in Mariupol ever since I was a child,” says Alina Rosheva. “We had a beautiful house. I had a group of friends. I looked forward to the future with confidence. This all came to an end in February...

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The latest massacres in Gaza’s Middle Area illustrate the complete dehumanisation of Palestinians

Jerusalem, Barcelona, Brussels, Paris, 11 June 2024 – Since the beginning of June, more than 800 people have been killed and over 2,400 wounded in intense bombing and ground offensives by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip, according to health...

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