Video: A Month in Focus September 2011

This video update highlights some of MSF's activities over the past month:

In this issue:

Malnutrition and measles, a vicious circle - Somalia
Living conditions in Somalia continue to deteriorate due to repeated droughts and intense fighting. In the war-torn capital, thousands of displaced people wait for international aid.

Targeted attacks on migrants – Libya
At the end of August, rebels took control of Tripoli. African migrants, suspected of being Gaddafi mercenaries, have become victims of targeted attacks.

Epidemics rise high - Measles
On September 13-14, the Measles Initiative was held in Washington. Many countries are currently affected by outbreaks of the disease.

Accompanying the sick - Armenia
Tuberculosis, particularly drug-resistant forms, is having a devastating effect in this Caucasian republic. For doctors, treatment adherence is a major issue; one patient in five fails to complete the regimen.

Novartis strikes back – India
Novartis, the Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company, set to go before the Indian Supreme Court. The move aims to undermine patent law that protects public health.