Doctors Without Borders

14 Magazines | 2,301 Articles | 44,313 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.

An East Aleppo Mother's Lament: “Did I Give Birth to Him to See a Life Like This?”

<i>War-torn Aleppo is no place to raise children, but Umm Leen has seven kids, and they’ve never left the besieged city. Here, Leen tells her story</i> …

Parenting

East Aleppo: Babies Being Born, Even As Bombs Fall

Even as bombs fall on east Aleppo, babies are being born into the besieged city. For their mothers, experiencing pregnancy and childbirth in such …

Babies

Schools, hospitals, and homes: A Doctor Reports on Latest Attacks in East Ghouta

<i>A doctor* in a makeshift clinic in the East Ghouta area near Damascus told MSF the following about the latest attacks in the area:</i><p>In the past three …

Middle East

Syria: Renewed Mass Casualty Attacks Around Damascus and Homs Kill, Wound Scores of Civilians

The intensity of attacks in besieged areas near Damascus and Homs has increased dramatically once more, leading to significant increases in mass …

Damascus

Syria: Desperate Conditions Worsen Five Months After Jordanian Border Closure

<b>AMMAN, JORDAN/NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 21, 2016—</b>Five months after Jordan sealed its border with Syria, displaced and war-wounded Syrians are stranded in …

Middle East

Northern Iraq: MSF Opens Newly Renovated ICU in Sulaymaniyah

The newly renovated intensive care unit (ICU) at Sulaymaniyah Emergency Hospital officially opened on November 19. The new ICU has a 10-bed capacity, …

Life Sciences

Iraq: As Fighting Intensifies, MSF Bolsters Rresponse Around Mosul

As the battle for Mosul intensifies, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is setting up surgical field hospitals to treat the …

Mosul

Iraq: As Fighting Intensifies, MSF Bolsters Response Around Mosul

As the battle for Mosul intensifies, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is setting up surgical field hospitals to treat the …

Mosul

Syria: Multiple Hospitals Hit Over Past 48 Hours

<i>November 19, 2016</i> <i>–</i> Several medical facilities, including a children’s hospital and the largest general hospital in the area, have been hit or …

Hospitals

Yemen: On First Day of Ceasefire, Hospitals Receive 76 Wounded and 21 Dead in Taiz

After intense fighting yesterday in Taiz, Yemen, emergency rooms managed or supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) …

Middle East

Children’s Hospital Among Two Medical Facilities Bombed in Eastern Aleppo as Withering Attacks Resume

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been able to confirm that two hospitals in besieged eastern Aleppo were hit by airstrikes …

Hospitals

Tanzania: Assistance Urgently Needed for Refugees

International assistance is urgently needed for refugees in Tanzania, where thousands of people are fleeing the crises in neighboring Burundi and …

World News

Doctors Without Borders Welcomes Pfizer's Pneumonia Vaccine Price Reduction for Children in Humanitarian Emergencies

<i>Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) should extend their price reduction to all developing countries</i><p><b>NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 15, 2016</b>—The international medical …

Health

Uganda: Tens of Thousands Flee Violence in South Sudan

“I came to Uganda because of the violence in South Sudan," says 37-year-old Roba, who arrived in Uganda with her five children around a month ago …

Africa

Nigeria: Tackling Malnutrition in Borno State

<i>The ongoing conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian military has had a devastating impact on the people on northeasterm Nigeria's Borno State.</i> …

Africa

The Siege and Bombing of Eastern Aleppo is Deepening a Desperate Health Crisis

<i>By Pablo Marco, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Middle East Operations Manager</i><p>A humanitarian tragedy is unfolding while the …

Health

Medical Staff Struggle to Cope as Eastern Aleppo Siege Enters Fourth Month

Doctors in eastern Aleppo are working under extraordinarily difficult circumstances, including shortages of health staff, fuel, drugs, and medical …

Life Sciences

Living With Pneumonia: Three Stories From Around the Globe

Today is World Pneumonia Day. It's a somewhat abstract concept, associating a specific disease with a specific day, but the reality of pneumonia is …

Pneumonia

3 Questions on Malaria

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) tropical medicine advisor Dr. Estrella Lasry explains what malaria is, how it can be treated, …

Malaria

Niger: Malaria Cases Spike After a Three-Year Decline

After a significant decline of malaria cases in Niger over the last three years, there has been an alarming resurgence of the disease this summer. …

Health

700K People Vaccinated Against Yellow Fever in DRC

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) vaccinated 710,000 people against yellow fever in 11 days in the Democratic Republic of Congo …

Africa

TB Patients in Tajikistan Celebrate New Treatment Access

In Tajikistan’s capital, Dushanbe, the project team has started treating a tuberculosis (TB) patient with Delamanid for the first time. Delamanid is …

Central Asia

A Girl from Aleppo: Four Years, 20 Operations, and the Damage Done

<b>Residents of besieged Eastern Aleppo have been told to leave their homes or face death. As they brace themselves for what comes next, Amal Abdullah</b> …

Middle East

Recruitment Information Session - Portland, OR

All prospective medical and non-medical aid workers: join us for a presentation and question & answer session to learn more about how you can become …

Recruitment

A Fair Shot: Inside an MSF Vaccination Campaign in CAR

Crowds draw into the local schools and churches of little villages, nestled against lush forests. Mothers wait with their children, lined up on …

Vaccination

The Children of East Aleppo

For children in east Aleppo, Syria, healthy or sick, the situation is becoming more critical each day. Food, drinking water and medical care are …

Aleppo

Eastern Aleppo: Severe Shortages Put Children’s Lives at Risk

Many of the people trapped under siege in eastern Aleppo are under 18 years old. The three-month-long siege and weeks of bombing and ground fighting …

Health

LIVE Recruitment Webinar for OR Staff

Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) employs specialists in Surgery, Anesthesiology and OB/GYN in its field projects. OR staff work …

Webinars

Doctors Without Borders to Conclude "Forced From Home" Northeast Tour in Philadelphia

“Forced From Home” Outdoor Exhibition Moves to Independence Mall, Experienced Aid Workers Share Firsthand Accounts of Global Refugee</b> …

Philadelphia

Syria: Patients Trapped in Eastern Aleppo Suffer From Lack of Specialist Care

It was just after lunch on a day in late September. Nine-year-old Abdul Hadi was playing in front of his house in eastern Aleppo when a barrel bomb …

Aleppo