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
Website

Killer Diseases

killer-diseases.org
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 and Marburg

Ebola crisis update - 14 January 2016

Crisis Update 14 Jan 2016
 
Ebola and Marburg

End of Ebola outbreak in West Africa: World must learn lesson for future outbreaks

Project Update 14 Jan 2016
 
Ebola in Foya, Lofa county, northern Liberia
Ebola and Marburg

Antimalarial drug reduced patient mortality by 31%

Project Update 6 Jan 2016
 
Democratic Republic of Congo

Katanga Measles Crisis Update - December 2015

Crisis Update 29 Dec 2015
 
Kenya - Cholera epidemic in Dadaab refugee camps
Kenya

Cholera outbreak spreads to Dadaab refugee camp

Project Update 17 Dec 2015
 
Meningitis Epidemic in Niger
Epidemics and pandemics

Epidemics: Neglected emergencies?

Report 25 Nov 2015
 
Ebola Survivor Health in Tonkolili, Sierra Leone, Oct 2015
Ebola and Marburg

“Science should be at the service of survivors”

Voices from the Field 7 Nov 2015
 
Ebola and Marburg

Crisis update - 2 November 2015

Crisis Update 3 Nov 2015
 
Nigeria

Cholera spreads in displaced persons camps in Borno State

Press Release 17 Sep 2015
Up Next
7 May 2018