Medical Activities

Medical Activities

Antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance is a serious and growing phenomenon in contemporary medicine and has emerged as one of the pre-eminent public health concerns of the 21st century.
MSF Measles Vaccination in DRC
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Child health

Around the world, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) teams are working to protect the health of children.
Cholera intervention in South Kivu
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Although easy to prevent and treat, cholera affects up to 4 million people worldwide per year, resulting in up to 140,000 deaths.
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Ebola and Marburg

Ebola and Marburg haemorrhagic fevers are rare but deadly. Outbreaks can kill 25 to 90 per cent of those infected, spreading fear and panic. No cure exists and treatment is mainly symptomatic.
Cambodia Hep-C
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Hepatitis C

Worldwide, an estimated 71 million people are infected with the hepatitis C virus, double the number living with HIV. While hepatitis C can be cured, few people have access to treatment.
Fighting Hepatitis E in Am Timan Hospital, Chad - January 2017
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Hepatitis E

Hepatitis E is transmitted by ingesting water contaminated by an infected person’s faeces. Outbreaks are often documented in places with poor sanitation, like camps for refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs). Hepatitis E commonly causes only a mild short-term illness.
AIDS in era of antiretrovirals
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Nearly 800,000 people die each year from HIV/AIDS, while nearly 2 million people become newly infected with the virus.
Kala Azar in Bihar
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Kala azar

Two hundred million people are at risk of infection with kala azar - one of the world's most dangerous topical diseases. Only malaria is more deadly.
Magaria pediatric unit and ITFC
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Each year, malaria kills nearly half a million people. 70 per cent of all deaths are children under five years of age.
Patiente Ngangu, MSF nurse
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More than 224 million children around the world last year suffered from malnutrition. It is the underlying contributing factor in nearly half of the deaths of children under five years of age.
Mulongo Rougeole MSFf (Kamalondo)
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In 2018, our teams vaccinated almost 1.5 million people against measles in response to outbreaks, and conducted over 412,000 routine vaccinations. But the highly contagious viral disease remains one of the leading killers of young children.
Nigeria: Fighting the worst meningitis C epidemic in nine years
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Meningococcal meningitis is a highly contagious bacterial form of meningitis – a serious inflammation of the meninges – the thin lining that surrounds the brain and spinal cord.
World Malaria Day 2018 in DRC
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Independent medical humanitarian assistance

We provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Our teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff - most of them hired locally. Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of independence and impartiality. We are a non-profit, self-governed, member-based organisation.

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