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Sudan: Fleeing conflict, hundreds of thousands face hardship and disease in overcrowded camps in White Nile State

26 July, 2023 - More than 140,000 people, mostly South Sudanese women and children fleeing from Khartoum, have newly arrived in White Nile state since conflict broke out in Sudan and are now facing huge unmet needs for food, shelter,...

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Gavi must do more as WHO/UNICEF estimates show slow childhood vaccination recovery

Gavi should waive co-financing requirements for countries with fragile health systems or in humanitarian crises.Geneva, 18 July, 2023 — Today, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) again called on Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance to broaden “catch-up” vaccine coverage for unprotected...

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CAR: MSF vaccinates thousands of children after arrival of refugees from Sudan

This vaccination campaign against measles and other diseases is part of the emergency response launched by the medical organization in the town of Birao, in northern Central African Republic, where refugees from Sudan have been relocated.  A Sudanese girl is...

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COVID-19: Vaccinating people with comorbidities in South Africa

CAPE TOWN: A vaccination support programme developed by MSF in Khayelitsha, South Africa, in partnership with the Western Cape Department of Health (WCDoH), has shown that it is possible to target and protect individuals with comorbidities that increase the risk of...

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COVID-19: In an unequal world, our response to COVID-19 cannot be one size-fits-all

Dr Isabelle Defourny, MSF director of operations This opinion piece was first published in English in Al Jazeera and in French by Le Monde. Today we can say that we are entering into a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, with many of the countries that...

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Yellow Fever: Fractioning doses of yellow fever vaccine can help save more lives

NEW YORK/PARIS - Giving people a fraction of a yellow fever vaccine is effective and could help vaccinate millions more people during emergencies, according to results of a recent study led by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontiéres’ (MSF) research arm Epicentre, published in The...

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COVID-19: Pfizer and Moderna vaccines can only be scaled up globally if many more suppliers can produce

Geneva – As the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) starts meeting today and later this month to discuss emergency use authorisation of both the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine candidates, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warns that any eventual...

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COVID-19: Governments must support landmark proposal to waive COVID-19 patents

GENEVA - Ahead of World Trade Organization (WTO) talks to consider a landmark request to waive certain intellectual property (IP) during the COVID-19 pandemic – put forward by India and South Africa in October – Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on all...

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Mali: Prevention is better than cure – vaccinating against measles in Timbuktu

“It’s between 11am and midday at the moment. Anyone who knows shadows knows that,” says Djeynabou Abdoulaye, smiling. She has come to the village school in Tassakane to get her child vaccinated against measles. “We’re lucky it’s not raining today.” Despite...

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Access to Medicines: In landmark move, India and South Africa propose no patents on COVID-19 medicines, tools during pandemic

Governments make request to WTO for intellectual property waiver for all countries until herd immunity reached Geneva - In a landmark move, India and South Africa on 2 October asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to allow all countries to...

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MSF: Any future COVID-19 vaccines must be sold at cost and accessible to all

Governments must attach strings as they pledge billions to pay for vaccines in developing countries Geneva — Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urged leaders to demand pharmaceutical corporations commit to selling any potential future COVID-19 vaccines at cost, as...

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MSF: Global vaccines community must urgently support roll out of new more affordable pneumonia vaccine

Global vaccines community must do everything it can to help introduce the new, more affordable pneumonia vaccine in all countries, especially middle-income countries Barcelona – As governments and the global vaccines community gather this week at the first ever Global...

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