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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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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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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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Philippines: "Roofless, Homeless, but Not Hopeless"

December 10, 2013: One month after Typhoon Haiyan swept through the central Philippines, Filipinos are starting to rebuild their homes and lives, says Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency coordinator Ibrahim Younis. But while people in cities are receiving assistance,...

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Central African Republic: Killings and Threats in Hospitals Must Stop

New York/Paris, December 9, 2013—After deadly attacks and threats inside hospitals in the Central African Republic capital of Bangui, the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today called on all parties to the conflict to allow...

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Central African Republic: Hundreds Wounded and Thousands Displaced in Bangui

DECEMBER 7, 2013—Following violence in Bangui on December 5, hundreds of people are wounded, and thousands have fled, regrouping in several sites around the city. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is expanding activities to continue to treat the wounded...

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One Month After the Typhoon: MSF Supporting Central Philippines Health Systems

December 6, 2013: One month after Typhoon Haiyan, which killed 5,600 people and displaced more than four million according to official figures, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working in several locations on three islands in the Philippines to support...

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Democratic Republic of Congo: MSF continues with vaccinations and distributions despite volatile conditions

MSF vaccinates more than 26,000 children against measles and provides water and basic supplies to displaced persons Working in a highly volatile security context, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has vaccinated 26,125 children against measles in South Irumu in...

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Hamba kahle Tata Nelson Mandela: MSF pays tribute to "the greatest humanitarian"

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) extends heartfelt condolences to the Mandela family, South Africans and all those whose lives were touched by Nelson Mandela during his 95 years. His life was spent in the service of his fellow man...

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Proposed shake-up to drug pricing framework risks middle-income countries paying more

Concerns over Global Fund-led changes to a model which enables affordable scale up of HIV treatment Geneva/New York, 2 December 2013 – Ahead of the Global Fund replenishment conference in Washington, DC this week, international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without...

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