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The Siege of Aden

VICE News filmmaker Medyan Dairieh spent two weeks in Yemen's seaport city of Aden. Surrounded by Houthi militia rebels and under siege "from air, land, and sea," Adenis the focal point of the Yemeni Southern Resistance.

Amid an ongoing humanitarian crisis, enduring the chaos of near-constant …

Training Camp

Getting Closer to an Ebola Vaccine

Getting Closer to an Ebola VaccineJuly 31, 2015MSF is heavily involved in the trial by administering the vaccine to 1,200 frontline workers in Guinea.

Ebola

Yemen's Hidden War

A journey into one of the most remote and dangerous countries in the world

Dawn is just breaking on June 5th at Djibouti's international airport, but it's already boiling hot on the tarmac. Mohammed Issa, a rotund and mustachioed border-police officer, gestures to a massive U.S. Air Force transport …

African Studies

MSF to TPP Trade Ministers: Don’t create new monopolies for biologic medicines at the 'final’ TPP negotiations in Hawaii

Maui Hawaii, July 28, 2015—At the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations taking place this week in Maui, Hawaii, trade ministers from …

Hawaii

The Rose of Masisi: Providing Maternal Care in North Kivu

Agathe Farini Sena, otherwise known as Maman Agathe, is a counselor at the Village d’Accueil, or Home Village, in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of …

Humanitarianism

Representatives Blumenauer, Davis and Himes Urge Protection of Timely and Affordable Access to Medicines in TPP

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Nicole L’Esperance (Blumenauer), 202-225-4811
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Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Threat To Global Health?

Lost in the political discussions over the passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)—a trade agreement currently being negotiated in secret …

Medicine

Ethiopia: Preventing Avoidable Maternal Deaths

In the maternity ward of Dolo Ado health center, Ethiopia, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) midwife Aisha Akello has an …

Africa

Ebola’s Not Done With West Africa

Officially, it’s called the Ebola Outbreak of 2014. But it’s 2015 now, and the disease is still infecting people. For the past two months, that rate …

Ebola

What It's Like to Be an OB/GYN in Sierra Leone: An Interview

Sierra Leone

Syria's war victims find healing in Jordan

A unique hospital set up by Doctors Without Borders is providing free reconstructive surgery to those injured in war.

The Sarhan family often wake up early in the morning to a fearful reminder of what they escaped.

The one-bedroom house that Lama shares with her husband, Hasan, and their six children …

International Relations

MSF Response to START Trial Data Showing All People with HIV Should Be Treated Immediately

Vancouver, July 20, 2015—The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières Borders (MSF) applauded …

Doctors Without Borders

Ebola: "We must finish the job"

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began its response to the largest Ebola outbreak in history in March 2014 and, despite …

Viruses

Rising Star of Syrian Soccer Tells of Perilous Escape From Civil War

OBERSTAUFEN, Germany — Mohammed Jaddou performs a special trick when the ball is at his feet. On the training field of F.V. Ravensburg, a team that plays in the fifth tier of German soccer, Jaddou, the captain of Syria’s under-16 national team, flicks the ball deftly to his chest, rolling it …

Soccer

The TPP's Bad Medicine

Intellectual property protections for medicines are often overlooked in public discussions of U.S. trade agreements. But they shouldn’t be. …

Patents

UN chief says world on way to generation free of AIDS - The West Australian

Addis Ababa (AFP) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday the world was headed for a "generation free of AIDS", after UNAIDS reported a …

United Nations

People with HIV live almost 20 years longer than in 2001

People living with the HIV virus today can expect to live nearly two decades longer than those who were diagnosed at the start of this century, thanks to cheaper and more readily available antiretroviral drugs, the UN said in a major report on a disease once seen by many as a death sentence to be …

HIV

Goal to end AIDS epidemic by 2030 ambitious but realistic - UN chief | Reuters

ADDIS ABABA, July 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world can end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, the United Nations said on Tuesday, highlighting global success in rolling out life-saving drugs over the last 15 years.

The U.N. Millennium Development Goal to halt and reverse the spread of the disease …

United Nations

South Sudan: MSF Opens Cholera Treatment Center in Juba

In collaboration with local health authorities, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has opened a cholera treatment center (CTC) in …

Africa

Russia: New TB Drugs Having Impact Against Resistance

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) says a new combination of drugs created to treat extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis …

Medicine

Obama Is in a Bind on Drugs That Could Cost Consumers Billions of Dollars

The Obama administration is caught in a trap as it tries to bring home a trade deal with its Pacific Rim partners. Some of the chief beneficiaries …

Pacific Rim

What It’s Like To Fight Ebola When the World Stops Listening

My first deployment into the Ebola outbreak was in September, when I was sent to Liberia. After three months there I was eventually stationed in Guinea, another Ebola-affected region where I am currently serving as an emergency response coordinator.

Over the last year, the Ebola outbreak has …

Ebola

Toll Rises as Saudi Coalition Steps Up Airstrikes in Yemen

SANA, Yemen — About a hundred people have been killed by airstrikes across Yemen in the past three days as warring parties have haggled over the terms of a humanitarian cease-fire, health workers and security officials said.

The airstrikes were carried out by a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia …

Middle East

Yemen: Hundreds Wounded in Attacks on Markets and Residential Areas

Press releaseYemen: Hundreds Wounded in Attacks on Markets and Residential AreasJuly 06, 2015SANA'A, YEMEN/NEW YORK—Medical facilities supported by …

Middle East

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Personalized News

Patent Exclusivity for Biologics: Seven or Twelve Years?

Patents

Asia trade talks heat up as fast-track battle rages

NEW YORK — Talks have accelerated on what would be the biggest trade deal in world history thanks to a Republican Congress that wants to give President Barack Obama more power to negotiate the agreement and a group of Asian nations that are closer than ever to making concessions on consumer goods …

Liberal News

Gandhi's Dream #1: Replace TPP with PPP

Have you heard? There is a massive "free trade" agreement being negotiated in secret without your knowledge or participation by your elected representatives. It will increase income inequality, jack up the cost of drugs and empower corporations to sue your government when environmental laws stand …

Trans-Pacific Partnership

Trans-Pacific Partnership Health And Medicine Policies Could Hurt Poor Nations, Boost Pharmaceutical Companies

Health organizations across the globe have taken a strong stance against the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, saying it would shoot up drug …

Medicine

Will the Trans-Pacific Partnership Increase the Cost of Your Medications?

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a deal that would ease trade between the 12 Pacific Rim countries participating in negotiations. …

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