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

 
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
 
Zambia, cholera vaccination in Lusaka
Zambia

Largest ever oral cholera vaccination campaign underway in Lusaka

Press Release 9 Apr 2016
 
Cholera response on and around lake Chilwa
Photo Story

A cholera response among fishing communities on and around Lake Chilwa

4 Apr 2016
Photo Story
 
Ebola, Equateur province, DRC
Ebola and Marburg

MSF supported research on Ebola

Report 23 Mar 2016
 
Ebola case management centre ELWA3 - Liberia
Ebola and Marburg

Ebola 2014-2015 Facts & Figures

Report 23 Mar 2016
 
Nubia At MSF Ebola Treatment Center In Conakry, Guinea.
Ebola and Marburg

Ebola Activity Update - March 2016

Crisis Update 23 Mar 2016
 
Journal article

Experimental treatment with favipiravir for Ebola virus disease

7 Mar 2016
Journal article
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