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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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

 
DRC: MSF responds to malaria outbreak in Pawa and Boma-Mangbetu
Democratic Republic of Congo

40,000 people treated for malaria as disease surges

Project Update 21 Jun 2016
 
MSF Yellow Fever Vaccination in DRC
Democratic Republic of Congo

Hunting down mosquitoes to combat yellow fever

Voices from the Field 31 May 2016
 
MSF Yellow Fever Vaccination in DRC
Democratic Republic of Congo

Yellow fever: Everyone needs to remain vigilant and responsive to avoid an explosion

Crisis Update 31 May 2016
 
MSF Yellow Fever Vaccination in DRC
Angola

MSF teams help curb yellow fever

Project Update 31 May 2016
 
Kenya - Cholera epidemic in Dadaab refugee camps
Kenya

Double outbreak of cholera and chikungunya placing huge strain on Mandera medical services

Crisis Update 27 May 2016
 
Niger: MSF response to meningitis, measles and cholera outbreaks
Niger

MSF teams respond to two epidemics and ward off a third

Project Update 26 May 2016
 
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
 
DRC: MSF respond to a massive malaria outreak in Pawa and Boma-Mangbetu
Democratic Republic of Congo

MSF responds to a particularly deadly outbreak of malaria in the north east of the country

Crisis Update 17 May 2016
 
Meningitis Vaccination Campaign, Niger
Niger

MSF responds to a meningitis epidemic

Project Update 4 May 2016
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