12 Results For "dysentery"

Rwanda, 20 years later: “I am left with a great sadness”

Dr. Jean-Hervé Bradol pays tribute to hundreds of murdered Rwandan MSF colleagues. Voices from the Field - 28 Apr 2014

Open letter: let us treat patients in Syria

In an open letter published on Monday 16 September 2013, a coalition of over 50 eminent doctors warns of a medical catastrophe in Syria and calls for medical and humanitarian access to those suffering. Open Letter - 16 Sep 2013
Emergency intervention in the Transit camp of Bubukwanga

MSF increases assistance to refugees fleeing violence in DRC

MSF is providing urgently needed medical care and water and sanitation in western Uganda, following an influx of tens of thousands of refugees fleeing insecurity in North Kivu, DRC, in mid-July. Project Update - 27 Aug 2013

Working for the best, preparing for the worst

In the aftermath of any disaster suddenly hitting a population, the immediate impact in terms of deaths and injuries is often followed by other health risks that can be linked to difficult living conditions, lack of hygiene and restricted access to clean water and basic health care services. The recent Pakistan floods are no exception; presently, MSF and others are working hard to avoid outbreaks of disease and to provide essential health care to a population in need. Project Update - 17 Aug 2010
Papua New Guinea

Rare instance of cholera in Papua New Guinea brings challenges in raising awareness about treatment and prevention

For the first time in 50 years, a cholera outbreak is affecting Papua New Guinea. Mainly concentrated in the eastern Morobe province, the disease has so far infected 283 people, according to official figures. Project Update - 17 Sep 2009

Receding floodwaters leave new health threats in Gonaives, Haiti

For the last 12 days, MSF has been operating mobile clinics out of shelters, schools and some orphanages in Gonaives. Teams have also traveled by helicopter to some landlocked villages on the outskirts of the city. Project Update - 26 Sep 2008

After third storm, food and water urgently needed for displaced

Between September 1 and 7, Haiti was hit by Hurricane Gustav, Tropical Storm Hanna, and Hurricane Ike; 25,000 to 30,000 houses are reported to have been destroyed and 500 people are reported dead, according to authorities. Project Update - 9 Sep 2008

MSF focuses on Bangladesh's remote coastal areas affected by Cyclone Sidr

The teams will provide treatment for health problems linked to the cyclone, problems such as diarrhoea, dysentery, respiratory and skin infections as well as minor injuries. Project Update - 29 Nov 2007
Democratic Republic of Congo

Ebola virus confirmed in Kasai, MSF reinforces its team already on the ground

An outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever has been confirmed in West Kasai province, in the DRC. MSF is reinforcing its emergency team already working on the ground: a team of specialists is leaving on Thursday and additional material is being sent today. Press Release - 12 Sep 2007
Cholera intervention in South Kivu
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