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.

 
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Trish Newport, Deputy Manager of MSF's Ebola programmes (DRC)
It has been a long, painful, deadly year for the people living in the Ebola-affected areas in DRC. Trish Newport, Deputy Manager of MSF's Ebola programmes (DRC)
DRC Ebola outbreaks

Tenth Ebola outbreak in DRC still rages, one year on

 
Ebola Treatment Center (ETC) in Mangina
DRC Ebola outbreaks

North Kivu: MSF treats 65 Ebola patients in first month

Project Update 7 Sep 2018
 
Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Bikoro
DRC Ebola outbreaks

New Ebola outbreak declared in North Kivu

Project Update 5 Sep 2018
 
Ebola DRC MSF treatment centre opens in Mangina
DRC Ebola outbreaks

MSF Ebola treatment centre opens in Mangina, North Kivu

Project Update 16 Aug 2018
 
Ebola outbreak in Mangina
DRC Ebola outbreaks

MSF responds to new Ebola outbreak, the tenth in DRC

Project Update 8 Aug 2018
 
Ebola Vaccination in Bikoro
DRC Ebola outbreaks

Ministry of Health declares Ebola epidemic over

Project Update 25 Jul 2018
 
MSF emergency response to outbreaks – meningitis vaccination campaign
Niger

“We should take every opportunity to vaccinate against deadly diseases”

Interview 5 Jul 2018
 
Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Bikoro
DRC Ebola outbreaks

Ebola update June 2018

Crisis Update 19 Jun 2018
 
Ebola - Ibopko - OCBA
DRC Ebola outbreaks

Fighting Ebola on the ground, a race against time

Project Update 7 Jun 2018
 
Ebola Vaccination in Bikoro
DRC Ebola outbreaks

MSF starts Ebola vaccination targeting remote communities

Press Release 29 May 2018
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