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Ebola and Marburg

Ebola and Marburg haemorrhagic fevers are rare but deadly, spreading fear and panic. Caring for infected patients and affected communities is crucial for a response to be effective.

Outbreaks can kill 25 to 90 per cent of those infected. No cure exists and treatment is currently mainly symptomatic. MSF has intervened in almost all reported outbreaks over the past years. The 2014-2015 Ebola epidemic in West Africa was unprecedented: 67 times the size of the largest previously recorded outbreak, it reached urban areas, and killed more than 11,300 people. Hundreds of health workers died, decimating the already-struggling healthcare systems of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Quick facts

 
Closure Of MSF Projects in Conakry, Guinea
Photo Story

Dealing with Ebola's double blow

21 Oct 2016
Photo Story
 
Healthcare in the aftermath of Ebola - Monrovia - Liberia
Access to Healthcare

Healing through sharing

Project Update 21 Oct 2016
 
Closure Of MSF Projects in Conakry, Guinea
Ebola and Marburg

MSF closes final Ebola projects for survivors

Project Update 21 Oct 2016
 
Ebola in Paynesville, Liberia
Liberia

The psychological scars of Ebola

Project Update 20 Oct 2016
 
Book

Treating, Containing, Mobilizing: The Role of MSF in the West African Ebola Epidemic Response

13 Oct 2016
Book
 
Seeking malaria treatment around Aweil, South Sudan
Access to medicines

As UN General Assembly starts, MSF urges governments to set medical research policies that align with people’s health needs

Press Release 13 Sep 2016
 
Journal article

The Ebola clinical trials: a precedent for research ethics in disasters

30 Aug 2016
Journal article
 
Journal article

Defective interfering genomes and Ebola virus persistence

18 Aug 2016
Journal article
 
Activities Kailahun Sierra Leone
Global

MSF calls on G7 leaders to urgently address the critical gaps in global response to public health emergencies and unite to lower the price of live-saving medicines

Press Release 25 May 2016
Advanced HIV management in Homa Bay
Medical Resource

MSF Field Research

We produce important research based on our field experience. So far, we have published articles in over 100 peer-reviewed journals. These articles have often changed clinical practice and have been used for humanitarian advocacy. All of these articles can be found on our dedicated Field Research website.

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