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Against All Odds: Maternity Care in Rural North Darfur

April 16, 2013 After two days of prolonged labor, Sameera delivered a healthy baby boy. Fifteen-year old Sameera [patient’s name changed] had already been in labor for two days when her family decided to leave the valleys and farming plots...

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MSF Urges Indian Prime Minister To Resist European Pressure To Trade Away Health

As clock ticks towards agreement, MSF warns EU-India free trade deal will harm access to medicines. The negotiations between the European Union (EU) and India on a free trade and investment agreement have now reached an intense phase, with regular...

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As Refugee Population in Iraq Swells, MSF Scales Up Emergency Response

April 12,  2013 A Syrian refugee carries her child to the MSF medical clinic at the Domeez camp in northwest Iraqi Kurdistan. The number of Syrians registering as refugees at the Domeez camp, near the city of Dohuk in the...

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Hunger Strikes Malian Refugees Stranded In Mauritanian Desert

NOUAKCHOTT, MAURITANIA/NEW YORK, APRIL 12, 2013—Conflict in Mali has driven nearly 70,000 refugees to Mbera camp in the Mauritanian desert, where appalling conditions and inadequate assistance are leading to severe malnutrition and deaths from preventable diseases, the international medical humanitarian...

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As Clock Ticks Towards Agreement, EU-India Free Trade Deal Puts Millions Of Lives At Risk

Brussels, 9 April, 2013 - As European Commission (EC) pressure mounts on India to rush into signing a free trade agreement (FTA) by mid-April, activists from across Europe mobilised in Brussels today to demand the EC withdraw provisions that will...

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On a mountainous road in Yemen – Ahmed Mandal

Name : Designation : Ahmed Mandal has worked with MSF’s medical team in Yemen as a general practitioner and intensivist. He tells us what is involved in running a busy emergency room in a mountainous region of the country. Medical...

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Insecurity, Looting, And Lack Of Water And Electricity Continue To Plague Central African Republic

It’s been almost one week since the Seleka opposition group took control of Bangui, capital city of Central African Republic. Here, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) coordinator Sylvain Groulx discusses the situation in the city, and the consequences that...

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Sluggish Response Risks Squandering Historic Opportunity To Tackle Global Drug-resistant Tuberculosis

People living with MDR-TB and their healthcare providers call for urgent action  New Delhi, 22 March 2013—If measures to tackle multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) are not significantly stepped up, including addressing barriers that prevent both research into better drug combinations and...

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Rotary International Honours MSF/Doctors Without Borders For Its Lifesaving Work Around The World

Pune/Mumbai, 3 Feburary 2013 – The global humanitarian organisation Rotary International has presented its World Community Excellence award to the international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders. The award was presented at the annual conference of Rotary International...

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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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My Life with HIV: Ivone

Name : © Brendan Bannon Designation : Mozambique: a mother looking after four kids and a husband, in a village in northern Mozambique, under the baking sun - and baking is the way she has chosen to push the family...

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Morocco: Sharp Increase In Violence Against Migrants

RABAT, MOROCCO/ MADRID/NEW YORK, MARCH 14, 2013—Migrants from sub-Saharan Africa are suffering a sharp increase in violence at the hands of security forces in Morocco and at border areas, resulting in serious health problems, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors...

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