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 - 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
 
Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Bikoro
DRC Ebola outbreaks

MSF response to second Ebola outbreak in DRC since 2016

Project Update 23 May 2018
 
Kenya

MSF responds to cholera outbreak amid heavy rains and flooding

Project Update 18 May 2018
 
Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Bikoro
DRC Ebola outbreaks

Ninth Ebola outbreak in 40 years hits urban area

Project Update 17 May 2018
 
Zambia, cholera vaccination in Lusaka
Zambia

Encouraging new results further demonstrate effectiveness of the single dose oral cholera vaccine

Press Release 9 Feb 2018
 
Bangladesh

Emergence of diphtheria worsens situation of Rohingya refugees

Project Update 24 Dec 2017
 
Cholera outbreak in Yemen
Yemen

From cholera to diphtheria – shattered health system battles a new threat

Statement 12 Dec 2017
 
End of intervention in response to a Marburg fever outbreak
Uganda

MSF ends its intervention in response to the Marburg fever outbreak

Project Update 11 Dec 2017
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