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, Eswatini (former Swaziland)
Eswatini

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

 
Franck Ale - MSF Epidemiologist
Cholera

How to identify the causes of an epidemic and respond strategically

Interview 21 Aug 2019
 
MSF working to prevent a new cholera epidemic in northern Cameroon
Cameroon

A multidisciplinary approach to stem the spread of cholera

Project Update 21 Aug 2019
 
Measles vaccination in Mai-Ndombe Province
Democratic Republic of Congo

A deadly measles outbreak is spreading like wildfire

Project Update 16 Aug 2019
 
Ebola response in Mangina
DRC Ebola outbreaks

Crisis update - August 2019

Crisis Update 9 Aug 2019
 
Decontamination activities in Kalunguta health zone, North Kivu province, DRC
DRC Ebola outbreaks

10 facts on a year of Ebola in DRC

Project Update 2 Aug 2019
 
Decontamination activities in Kalunguta health zone, North Kivu province, DRC
DRC Ebola outbreaks

DRC Ebola outbreak response struggling one year on

Project Update 31 Jul 2019
 
Measles campaign in DRC
Democratic Republic of Congo

Massive mobilisation urgently needed to curb fast-spreading measles outbreak

Press Release 11 Jun 2019
 
MSF supported cholera treatment center in Al-Sadaqa hospital, Aden, Yemen
Yemen

MSF treats exponential increase in cholera cases since start of 2019

Press Release 27 Mar 2019
 
Ebola outbreak - Butembo
Democratic Republic of Congo

Ebola response failing to gain the upper hand on the epidemic

Press Release 7 Mar 2019
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