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People living with hepatitis C and HIV challenge evergreening patents on lifesaving hepatitis C drugs in India

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) welcomes two patent oppositions filed by Delhi Network of Positive People (DNP+) before the Indian patent office, challenging additional patent claims by US pharmaceutical corporation-Gilead Sciences for the hepatitis C medicines sofosbuvir and velpatasvir....

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Jharkhand: “I was a teenage mother with the same story”

Interview conducted and written by Kavitha Devadas for MSF In Jharkhand, an Indian state known for its diverse tribal communities, the number of people that are malnourished is persistently higher than the national average. Since June 2017, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins...

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Democratic Republic of Congo

We respond to emergencies and assist people fleeing violence and armed conflict. In 2018, we responded to two Ebola outbreaks, in Equateur and North Kivu provinces respectively. We run some of our largest programmes in the Democratic Republic of Congo...

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Ivory Coast

The political and military crises of 2002-2010 have taken a severe toll on the Ivorian health system: according to the World Health Organization, it is one of the weakest in Africa, with only one medical doctor and five midwives per...

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Chad

Since 2015, thousands of people in the Lake Chad region have been forced to flee their homes as a result of violent clashes between armed groups and Chadian military forces. Between 2015 and 2018, we ran mobile clinics in the...

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Burundi

In 2017, MSF continued to provide high-quality care, free of charge, to victims of trauma in Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura. L’Arche Kigobe, a private facility, is one of two hospitals providing care for victims of trauma in Bujumbura, where rife political...

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#StepUpforTB: At first global ministerial meeting on TB, MSF and Stop TB Partnership give governments deadline to dramatically increase access to testing and treatment

Moscow/Geneva, 15 November 2017 — Ahead of the first-ever Global Ministerial Conference on ‘Ending TB’ in Moscow, the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the Stop TB Partnership called for countries with high burdens of tuberculosis...

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Antibiotic Resistance: Drug-resistant infections are a looming challenge around the world

Since 2015, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been working on antibiotic resistance in collaboration with the health authorities in West Bengal, India. As the world discusses this growing challenge during the Antibiotic Awareness Week (November 12 to 18),...

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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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Mumbai: A new life with new tuberculosis drugs

Increasingly drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis (TB) are on the rise in India, particularly in hotspots such as Mumbai. Two new TB drugs, bedaquiline and delaminid, show promising results and offer renewed hope to patients whose TB strains are resistant to...

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