Doctors Without Borders

2,796 Added | 14 Magazines | 1 Like | 3 Following | 46,141 Followers | @msfusa | Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization working in around 70 countries to assist people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe.

South Sudan: Growing Risk of Malaria as Rains Begin

As the rainy season begins in South Sudan, hundreds of thousands of people in the country are at risk of contracting malaria, one of the leading …

South Sudan

Forced From Home (Santa Monica)

Doctors Without Borders presents Forced From Home, a free interactive exhibition designed to expose the realities of the global refugee crisis. More …

Doctors Without Borders

Forced From Home (Oakland)

Doctors Without Borders presents Forced From Home, a free interactive exhibition designed to expose the realities of the global refugee crisis. More …

Doctors Without Borders

Forced From Home (Portland)

Doctors Without Borders presents Forced From Home, a free interactive exhibition designed to expose the realities of the global refugee crisis. More …

Doctors Without Borders

Forced From Home (Seattle)

Doctors Without Borders presents Forced From Home, a free interactive exhibition designed to expose the realities of the global refugee crisis. More …

Doctors Without Borders

Forced From Home (Salt Lake City)

Doctors Without Borders presents Forced From Home, a free interactive exhibition designed to expose the realities of the global refugee crisis. More …

Doctors Without Borders

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Health

Alert Summer 2017 | Vol. 18 No. 2

MSF gets plenty of attention for its work responding to frontline emergencies like the latest cholera outbreak in Yemen. Fewer people are aware of …

Public Health

KVSF: Dr. Uli Lebkuechner, Doctors Without Borders Mission in Afghanistan

KVSF speaks with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) obstetrician, Dr. Uli Lebkuechner, about her assignment at MSF’s maternity …

Doctors Without Borders

National Geographic: One Electrician's Work Makes a Big Difference at a Hospital for Refugees

An electrician for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Bryan Garcia, helped make the MSF reconstructive hospital in Amman, Jordan …

Doctors Without Borders

Central African Republic: Baby Shot and Killed Inside Hospital

MSF withdraws medical staff following horrific incident; thousands now lack access to health care.<p><b>Amsterdam/Bangui, July 12, 2017</b>—The international …

Central African Republic

Huffington Post: The G-20 Declaration Makes a Major Mention of the World’s Top Infectious Killer

This year's G20 declaration lays out the importance of promoting research and development to combat tuberculosis' (TB) "threat to public health and …

G20

Yemen: Urgent Need for Improved Water and Sanitation to Curb Cholera in Abs District

<b>Sana’a/Barcelona, July 10, 2017</b>—An urgent scale-up of aid and improved water and sanitation efforts are needed to stop the spread of cholera in the …

Disease

"I don’t feel safe. I feel scared." Voices from Abs, Yemen

<b>Zahra Hussain</b><p><i>Mother of two malnourished children</i><p>I came here with my sick children and I could barely find transportation to get us here.<p>A kind person …

Humanity

Treating Cholera and Other Urgent Needs in Abs, Yemen

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began supporting Abs Hospital in northern Yemen in July 2015. A year later, an airstrike by …

Doctors Without Borders

MSF Fights Cholera Outbreak from Once Destroyed Hospital in Abs, Yemen

With its health system in tatters from the ongoing war, Yemen is currently overwhelmed by a cholera outbreak. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans …

Disease

DRC: MSF Provides Emergency Medical Care in Conflict-Affected Kasai Region

In less than a year, the greater Kasai region in central Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has transformed from a peaceful area in a troubled …

Disease

G20 Leaders Must Take Action to Protect Medical Facilities, Tackle Drug-Resistant Infections Including TB, and Better Prepare for Medical Emergencies

<b>NEW YORK/HAMBURG, JULY 6, 2017</b>—Ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg, where global health is on the agenda for the first time, the international medical …

Medicine

Central African Republic: Clashes Reach Zemio, Displacing Thousands and Blocking Access to Health Care

<b>ZEMIO, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, JULY 5, 2017—</b>More than 15,000 people have been displaced—with many wounded and unable to reach medical …

Africa

New Report Reveals Governments are Failing to Prioritize Tuberculosis, the World's Deadliest Infectious Disease

<b>NEW YORK/HAMBURG/GENEVA, JULY 5, 2017</b>—Two days ahead of the G20 summit in Germany, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors …

Public Health

Iraq: Scores of War-Wounded Patients Treated in Western Mosul, Thousands More Trapped

<b>MOSUL, IRAQ/NEW YORK, JULY 5, 2017—</b>Extreme levels of conflict and violence in the Iraqi city of Mosul—including airstrikes, bombardment, suicide …

Humanity

Iraq: Healing Old Wounds from the Long Battle in Mosul

Ahmed gingerly moves his left foot up and down while lying in a hospital bed in eastern Mosul, Iraq. His face is gaunt and his speech labored as he …

Health Care

NPR: A Doctor on Rescuing Migrants in the Mediterranean Sea

The Aquarius, a search and rescue vessel run in partnership between Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and SOS MEDITERRANEE, …

Refugees

The Washington Post: They Fled Boko Haram and Famine—and Then They Were Forced Back

Nigerian refugees who have been forcibly returned to the violent and insecure Borno state, Nigeria, by the Cameroonian military now face a hunger …

Nigeria

NPR: Snakebites Make the List of "Neglected Tropical Diseases"

Snakebites kill more than 100,000 people per year, the World Health Organziation has recently added venomous snake bites to its list of neglected …

Public Health

Summer Games Done Quick Fundraising Video Game Marathon Event

Summer Games Done Quick (SGDQ) is an annual speedrun charity marathon hosted by Games Done Quick. Participants play through a large variation of …

Gaming

Drones as Humanitarian Tools

The use of drones as surveillance tools and bomb-dropping machines leads to widespread apprehension about the technology in humanitarian circles, …

Doctors Without Borders

Proposed Executive Order Puts Pharma Interests Over People's Lives

<b>NEW YORK, JUNE 27, 2017</b>—A leaked draft of President Trump’s executive order on drug pricing reveals that the White House will perpetuate policies …

Pharma

Five Lessons Learned During the Latest Ebola Outbreak in DRC

<i>Four people died in the most recent Ebola outbreak that occurred in a remote, forested area of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This small</i> …

Disease

Ethiopia: Deadly Malnutrition Crisis in Somali Region

An acute humanitarian emergency is unfolding in Ethiopia's Somali region, with malnutrition reaching alarming levels, the international medical …

Africa