Doctors Without Borders

14 Magazines | 2,166 Articles | 42,719 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.

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 …

War

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 …

Personal computers

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> …

Doctors Without Borders

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> …

Yemen

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 …

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 …

Hospitals

'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> …

Doctors Without Borders

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> …

Syria

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 …

Refugees

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> …

Innovation

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, …

TV

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

Where CPR on a Boy Is Time Wasted: U.S. Doctors Recall Aleppo’s Horrors

BEIRUT, Lebanon — In the Syrian city of Aleppo, children carrying groceries climb 15-foot mounds of rubble on their way home. Shoppers ignore vibrations from falling bombs. Buildings stand sliced in half, wires and beds and bathtubs exposed, with families still living inside. Most days, doctors …

Aleppo

“We need you to go there straight away” : life in the emergency unit in DRC | Doctors without borders

“20,000 people displaced from the east and heading this way . . . We need to investigate this as a priority.’’<p>I’m staring at the laptop screen, …

Doctors Without Borders

Syria: Aleppo Suffers Under Siege and Hospital Attacks

Hospitals are buckling under the pressure from attacks and dwindling supplies in eastern Aleppo, Syria, the international medical humanitarian …

Hospitals

International Activity Report 2015

External restrictions like the blockade were not the only hurdles faced by Yemenis in need of urgent medical assistance this year: within an …

Yemen

Wading Through Death on the Mediterranean

The Emotional Recovery of 22 Bodies on a Boat<p><i>Dr. Erna Rijnierse is a</i> <i>Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)</i> <i>physician on board the</i> …

Mediterranean

Yemen: Dialysis Treatment at a Breaking Point

<b>SANA’A, YEMEN/NEW YORK, JULY 26, 2016—</b>The ongoing war and import restrictions in Yemen are taking a heavy toll on the country’s medical system, …

Yemen

When a migrant’s desperate journey becomes a deadly journey

Watch Video | Listen to the Audio<b>HARI SREENIVASAN:</b> Finally tonight, our Desperate Journey series continues.They died horrible deaths. The identities …

Doctors Without Borders

Everyone Has Stories | Doctors without borders

It is easy to come here as an international staff member and to make quick judgements, to criticize what we see and to be quick to want to make …

Doctors Without Borders

Central Mediterranean: MSF Physician Recounts Finding Deaths at Sea

<i>Dr. Erna Rijnierse is an MSF physician onboard the search and rescue vessel the MV Aquarius, which is run in partnership between MSF and SOS</i> …

Mediterranean

For child migrants, the desperate journey to freedom is especially dangerous

Watch Video | Listen to the Audio<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b> But, first: Latest figures from Save the Children show that nearly 13,000 children have been rescued …

World

TRAPPED IN TRANSIT

“Libya is a very dangerous place. There are a lot of armed people. People are killed and kidnappings are common. Arriving in Tripoli, we were locked …

MSF Calls for Medical Evacuation of Syrian War-Wounded into Northern Jordan

<b>AMMAN, JORDAN</b>—War-wounded Syrians must be evacuated through Jordan’s sealed northern border, the international medical humanitarian organization …

Medicine