Doctors Without Borders

14 Magazines | 2,178 Articles | 43,346 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.

The Syrian Civil War Could Spell the End of Antibiotics

Mohammed Abu Ara is the face of a grave new threat, but propped up on his bed in an airy segregated hospital ward in Jordan, there’s not a hint of …

War

Level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance

September 21, 2016<p><i>"MSF welcomes the UN’s Political Declaration Antimicrobial Resistance, which recognizes the need to address – at the highest</i> …

The People Being Talked About at the UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants

On September 19, United Nations (UN) member states came together to formulate a more “coordinated and humane approach to address large movements of …

MSF Statement Regarding Attack on Aid Convoy in Syria

Voice from the Field<p>September 15, 2016<p>Field news<p>September 15, 2016<p>Press release<p>September 11, 2016<p>Voice from the Field<p>September 09, 2016<p>Voice from the …

Refugee Crisis: Rescue Boats From Libya to Italy

A week on board a refugee recovery ship<p>By Aryn Baker|aboard the MV Aquarius | Photographs by Lynsey Addario for TIME<p><b>Like most mothers, Victoria was willing to sacrifice everything for her children.</b> Even if it meant risking their lives. Just before dawn on August 20, 2016, the 42-year-old Nigerian …

Italy

Farewell to Greece | Doctors without borders

<b>Conor Kenny is a doctor working with refugees in Greece. He began his assignment working at Idomeni, a transit camp for refugees on the Greek border</b> …

Impact and Lessons Learned from Mass Drug Administrations of Malaria Chemoprevention during the Ebola Outbreak in Monrovia, Liberia, 2014

Abstract<p>Background<p>In October 2014, during the Ebola outbreak in Liberia healthcare services were limited while malaria transmission continued. …

Malaria

Inside One of Afghanistan’s Largest Hospitals

"You don’t do this for the money."<p>Dutch photojournalist Kadir Van Lohuizen was never a contract or staff photographer. “I work best when not surrounded by my colleagues,” he tells TIME. “I need to work on my own stories.”<p>Lohuizen’s solo work has led him across the world, covering conflicts largely …

Afghanistan

Virtual empathy: Connecting with refugees in 360˚

Posted by<p>on<p>The first refugee crisis I remember was the aftermath of the Rwandan Genocide of 1994. I was 10. I didn’t really understand it; I just …

This Addictive Mapping App Will Kill Boredom for a Good Cause

You’re bored at work, thinking about that vacation that already seems like an eternity ago. You might even take a “road trip” from Queens to Cabo …

Google Maps

South Sudan: Access to Medical Care Dramatically Reduced Due to Violence

<b>JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN/NEW YORK, AUGUST 25, 2016 —</b> Thousands of people in desperate need are unable to access medical and humanitarian assistance due to …

The Virtual Surgeons of Syria

A team of doctors across the world is helping the only two medical professionals left in one besieged town in Syria—via cell phone.<p>Earlier this year, a Syrian American orthopedic surgeon was shopping with his two toddlers at a Walmart in Grand Rapids, Michigan, when he heard the familiar ping of a …

Medicine

Yemen - The War on Children - Foreign Correspondent

<b>A Night Strike:</b> <i>“I want to go out and play,”</i> says eight-year-old Faris as he lies in his hospital bed. Then the burned and wounded boy turns …

TPP and the Dire Threat to Affordable Drug Prices

Drug prices in the U. S. are already approaching a crisis point for many patients unable to afford their prices, often despite being insured. These examples indicate how serious this problem has become:<p>The use of prescription drugs by Americans, partly driven by direct-to-consumer advertising since …

Pharma

How the TPP Could Stifle the Discovery of New Drugs | Motherboard

There’s not much presidential nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agree on, but they both take a similar stance when it come to the Trans-Pacific Partnership: they say it stinks.<p>The international trade agreement between the United States and 11 other nations was reached last fall, but has yet …

When mothers die | Doctors without borders

<b>Daan blogs from Haiti, where he and the team provide the most advanced emergency care for pregnant women in the country. He blogs about the fight to</b> …

Rescuing refugees: 'You never get used to it – and that's a good thing'

It was the silence of the passengers that Hassiba Hadj-Sahraoui first noticed. Usually when the humanitarian rescue boat sees a tiny dinghy bobbing about in the Mediterranean there’s frantic waving and shouting. “When our team approached in smaller boats and everyone was so quiet we realised …

World

MSF Evacuates Staff from Six Hospitals in Northern Yemen

<b>INDISCRIMINATE BOMBINGS AND UNRELIABLE REASSURANCES FROM SAUDI-LED COALITION FORCE WITHDRAWAL OF STAFF</b><p><b>BARCELONA/SANAA, YEMEN, AUGUST 18, 2016 —</b> …

Doctors Without Borders Hospital Bombing in Yemen Earns Rare Saudi Rebuke at State Department

After the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition bombed a hospital in Yemen supported by Doctors Without Borders on Monday, the U.S. State Department …

Hospitals

Yemen: Death Toll Rises to 14 in Airstrike on MSF-Supported Hospital

Three more patients wounded in yesterday’s airstrike on a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in …

Yemen: Death Toll Rises to 14 in Airstrike on MSF-Supported Hospital

Three more patients wounded in yesterday’s airstrike on a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in …

'It's about the people': why I work for MSF | Doctors without borders

<b>Daniela is a nurse working in Sierra Leone, a country where the health system has been badly affected by civil war and the ebola crisis. She blogs</b> …

Syria: The Ghost Project

<i>By Natalie Thurtle, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical coordinator.</i><p><b>"Berm" /bəːm/ an artificial ridge or embankment, such</b> …

Save the Refugees on the Berm

For millions of Syrian civilians trapped for five years by a relentless war, mere lifesaving aid, let alone refuge, is out of reach. But for the 75,000 displaced people caught on Jordan’s desert frontier with Syria, salvation is only yards away. Unlike many of their fellow citizens, they can be …

Ashley Dara Dotz Uses Frugal Innovation to Saves Lives

<b>From creating a zero-gravity 3D printer to developing a life-saving infant warmer, innovative humanitarian and designer Ashley Dara Dotz is at the</b> …

App that helps aid workers: 'I watched TV while mapping 100km of Nigeria'

Gamers can now help aid workers locate communities affected by natural disasters, disease outbreaks or conflict using a mobile app developed by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).<p>MapSwipe users swipe through satellite images of remote areas and tap the screen when they see features such as settlements, …

Television (UK)

Vlog: Search and rescue in the Mediterranean | Doctors without borders

<b>"We started pulling people out of the sea . . . There were 25 children under five, little children being pulled out of these dinghies."</b><p>Every year, …

Search and Rescue

Big Pharma Says It Offers Cheap Vaccines For Refugees, But It’s Not Completely True

Doctors Without Borders is petitioning Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline to lower the prices on the shots.<p>For a refugee in Greece to get one dose of the pneumonia vaccine, one of the biggest killers of children, she’ll have to pay about $68 at a local pharmacy. That’s 20 times more than the lowest price …

Vaccination

Shortages grow, bombing intensifies in Syria's rebel-held Aleppo, residents say

(CNN)The horrors of life in rebel-held eastern Aleppo are worsening, residents say, describing acute food shortages and increased aerial bombardment in the battle for control of the key Syria city.<p>Syrian government troops completely encircled rebel-held neighborhoods last week, cutting off all …

Aleppo

Patients think Peek could transform eye health

The Portable Eye Examination Kit (Peek) has real-world potential to transform global eye health, according to new research published in the journal</i> …

Health Care