MSF responds to typhoid outbreak in Harare.

Epidemics and pandemics

Millions of people still die each year from infectious diseases that are preventable or can be treated.

Outbreaks of cholera, measles and yellow fever can spread rapidly and be fatal. Malaria is endemic in more than 100 countries. Millions are living with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. Viral hemorrhagic diseases such as Ebola or Marburg are rarer, but are potentially fatal.

The people at highest risk are mainly living in poverty or in areas of great instability, such as in armed conflict or during mass displacement, where living conditions are precarious, access to healthcare is limited, and vaccination coverage is low.

Reacting swiftly once an outbreak is identified will ensure that the number of people at risk is quickly reduced, and can significantly impact the number of people falling ill and those dying. Engaging in advocacy to support access to treatment, as in the case of HIV/AIDS and TB, is crucial in pushing for effective responses.

 
Baby Nubia Is Released From MSF Clinic in Conakry
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TB support in Swaziland
"Now I'm better and the doctor says I will soon finish my treatment" Winile, a TB patient at MSF's clinic in Matsapha, Swaziland
Swaziland

For patients with XDR-TB, treatment is a gruelling journey with severe side effects

 
Cholera epidemic, Am Timan
Chad

Misinformation and lack of resources hamper cholera response

Project Update 16 Nov 2017
 
Marburg fever - Kabale District, Uganda
Uganda

MSF responds to an outbreak of Marburg fever

Project Update 30 Oct 2017
 
Madagascar Plague - MSF Response
Madagascar

MSF provides support in tackling plague outbreak

Project Update 19 Oct 2017
 
Cholera outbreak in Maiduguri
Nigeria

MSF scales up activities as cholera spreads in Borno state

Project Update 19 Sep 2017
 
Chad

In eastern Chad, cholera continues to spread

Project Update 15 Sep 2017
 
MSF supported cholera treatment center in Al-Sadaqa hospital, Aden, Yemen
Yemen

Cholera continues to spread

Project Update 21 Jun 2017
 
Niger - Meningintis vaccination - April 2017
Meningitis

MSF responds to declared outbreaks in Nigeria and Niger

Project Update 30 May 2017
 
Niger - Meningintis vaccination - April 2017
Niger

MSF teams support vaccination campaign against meningitis C outbreak

Project Update 22 May 2017
 
Democratic Republic of Congo

Team dispatched following Ebola confirmation

Project Update 12 May 2017
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