Health promotion

Health promotion activities aim to improve health and encourage the effective use of health services. Health promotion is a two-way process: understanding the culture and practices of a community is as important as providing information. During outbreaks, MSF provides people with information on how the disease is transmitted and how to prevent it, what signs to look for, and what to do if someone becomes ill. If MSF is responding to an outbreak of cholera, for example, teams work to explain the importance of good hygiene practices, because the disease is transmitted through contaminated water or food, or direct contact with contaminated surfaces.
Updates
Teams from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), working with the Zambian Ministry of Health, are...
Notes from the field
"We are in Zoumanga, a small village in northern CAR and we are carrying out what we call one-shot...
Article
MSF is warning that the substandard water and sanitation situation in Wajir, northeastern Kenya, is...
Interview
In June 2014, MSF started a pilot project in Ndhiwa, a sub-county in western Kenya, aiming to curb...
Crisis Update
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Notes from the field
MSF set up a new sexual violence project in Port-au-Prince this year.The clinic provides...
Updates
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Interview
Interview with Tetyana Pylypenko, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Medical Team Leader. "The project...
Article
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is supporting the Sudanese Ministry of Health (MoH) to respond to a...
Article
As the number of Ebola patients declines, MSF is assisting the local health system to safely...
Interview
Julien Rey/MSF Maria Cristina Manca, health promotion team leader in Macenta. Creating awareness is...
Article
Part 2: Spreading health messages far and wide - how community outreach saves lives
Press release
Download the briefing paper (pdf) Laura Bianchi/MSF MSF staff in Guinea paint their response to...
Press release
Stigma and discrimination towards people living with HIV and AIDS has reduced significantly in some...
Press release
Examining the experiences of patients and staff involved in the ‘TB & ME’ blogging project...
Statement
MSF is providing treatment for acutely malnourished children

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