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Services in the referral hospital in Ansongo

“Insecurity has pushed people to their limits”

Jamal Mrrouch has just returned from Mali, where he spent more than one year coordinating MSF’s work in the northern regions of Gao and Kidal, and in the central region of Mopti. Interview - 13 Jul 2018
Guinea-Bissau. New healthcare project for children in Bafata

Medical knowledge that outlasts MSF project

Interview with Erling Larsson, a Swedish doctor who has recently returned from Guinea-Bissau. Voices from the Field - 18 Jun 2018
Diplomatic Stand Off Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean migration

MSF urges immediate disembarkation of 629 people on board Aquarius at nearest port of safety

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is urging European Member States to facilitate the immediate disembarkation of 629 people rescued over the weekend in the Mediterranean and now on board the Aquarius, a dedicated search and rescue vessel run by SOS MEDITERRANEE in partnership with MSF. Aquarius remains in international waters off Malta and Italy, the countries with the closest ports of safety but which continue to refuse permission to dock. Press Release - 12 Jun 2018
Wadi Khaled - Jandoula Clinic
Child health

Paediatrics in West Africa: small patients, big diseases

Most West African and Sahelian countries face a significant number of childhood illnesses and diseases each year, mostly related to climate change or instability in the region. In the coming months, these countries will also contend with the usual peaks, when malaria and malnutrition are particularly risky. Health workers, paramedics and community agents are preparing once again to ensure that they do not severely affect the communities in the region. Project Update - 1 Jun 2018
West Aleppo, Syria: MSF helps vaccinate tens of thousands of displaced Syrian children

Thousands of displaced kids in Aleppo catch up on vaccinations

Since 2016, the countryside west of Aleppo, in northern Syria, has been one of the main destinations for internally displaced people (IDPs) evacuated from besieged areas, including East Aleppo City, Homs, South Hama and, recently, East Ghouta.
Project Update - 7 May 2018

Vaccinating 10,000 children over 60,000km of desert roads

The vast, desert region of Kidal in northern Mali, south of the Sahara, is home to nomadic populations frequently living far from health facilities. In 2018, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launched its first multi-antigen campaign in Mali, aiming to vaccinate 10,000 children against a variety of common illnesses. Project Update - 9 Apr 2018

MSF challenges Pfizer’s monopoly on lifesaving pneumonia vaccine in South Korea

“In our work, we see many children with life-threatening respiratory infections; many deaths could be prevented if more kids were vaccinated with PCV.” Press Release - 6 Feb 2018
Access to Healthcare

Unmerited Pfizer patent on pneumonia vaccine limits access for children

“At MSF, we have watched far too many children die of pneumonia, and we’re not going to back down until price is no longer a barrier.” Press Release - 20 Nov 2017
Madagascar Plague - MSF Response

MSF provides support in tackling plague outbreak

The plague is understandably a scary disease, but quick, hands-on action can drastically lower the number of fatalities and bring the outbreak to an end. Project Update - 19 Oct 2017
Bangassou - multi antigen vaccination campaign.
Access to medicines

Patent Office dashes hopes for affordable pneumonia vaccine

“In our work, we see many children with life-threatening respiratory infections; many deaths could be prevented if more kids were vaccinated with PCV." Press Release - 22 Aug 2017
Cholera intervention in South Kivu
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

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