Ebola's Aftermath: A West Africa Update

What lessons did #MSF take away from the largest mobilisation in the organisation’s history? What are the lingering needs in the countries whose health infrastructures were severely compromised by the outbreak? And is the world ready for the next outbreak of #Ebola or other infectious diseases?

Ebola's Aftermath: A West Africa Update by Doctors Without Borders

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The world’s newest country, grappling with an old style of war that’s led to deaths, diseases and displacement. Do you know #WhereInTheWorld?

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Our doctors go where the need is greatest. With your support, we have been able to provide lifesaving medical aid to those who need it most. We have transcended borders to deliver essential medical care.

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Medicines alone cannot defeat #TB. Because TB-causing bacteria can be passed from person to person in air, infection control becomes a vital component of a comprehensive TB care programme

#MSF infection control officer Thomas Albuquerque explains more.

Multidrug-resistant TB: Fighting airborne infection in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan | MSF India

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#AccessToMedicines

Every year, #pneumonia kills nearly one million children globally.
A simple vaccine could save them, and it already exists.
But for many parents in #India, these vaccines are out of their reach as they don't have the money to pay for it.

Here's a report by ARTE

ARTE in English | India: The War of Vaccines - ARTE Reportage

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Check out latest MSF medical research on lack of access to good quality medicines, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, Ebola and trauma.

Medical Research | MSF India

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Nearly 100 medical facilities belonging to, or supported by #MSF have been bombed since 2015. MSF considers it vital to establish the facts and ascertain who was responsible for each of the bombings.
But how can the perpetrators be taken to task when they deny, contest or minimise their responsibility and describe their attacks as simple errors? #NotATarget

Hospital bombings: Building evidence with images | MSF India

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A busy shipping route and popular tourist spot, now becoming a mass grave for thousands risking their lives to escape wars and reach Europe. Do you know #WhereInTheWorld?

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#Paragonimiasis is a food-borne parasitic disease caused by lung flukes of the genus Paragonimus.

Dr Mrinalini Das, an epidemiologist and operational researcher working with #MSF, takes a closer look at this #TB mimicking disease, its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Our teams work in conflict zones, epidemics, and places where no other health care is available. This means thinking differently to solve problems that simply don't exist in conventional medical settings.
In the second instalment of their blog, nurse Josie and logistician Anup write about getting stuck in to a design problem that could save valuable time in an emergency...

Innovation blog: IV fluids for Land Cruisers - Getting started | Doctors without borders

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After three years with #MSF in Mumbai, Thomas Albuquerque went to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in March 2015 as an infection control officer.
He tells us what it’s like to battle #tuberculosis in households and health facilities, and why MSF goes the extra mile. #infectioncontrol [ Bit.ly Link ]
#ThrowbackThursday This picture shows the remains of a destroyed MSF hospital in Jaghori (Ghazni region) in #Afghanistan. Between December 1981 and December 1982, 4 MSF hospitals were bombed in Afghanistan. MSF teams were forced to adapt their methods: first by frequently changing their workplace, and then operating hospitals only at night.

We wish this were a distant memory but as the...
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Our doctors go where the need is greatest. With your support, we have been able to provide lifesaving medical aid to those who need it most. We have transcended borders to deliver essential medical care.

Click on [ Msfindia.in Link ] to find out #WhereInTheWorld you have helped MSF doctors save lives.
A six-year civil war that’s led to the biggest refugee crisis since World War II, sending hundreds of thousands in search of safety. Do you know #WhereInTheWorld?

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“80 million people worldwide are living with #hepatitisC, and we need a wide range of combination treatments available at an affordable price. With patents blocking generic competition, treatment remains prohibitively expensive in many countries.” #AccessToMedicines #MSF

Flawed patents on hepatitis C drugs latest to be challenged in global push for access | MSF India

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#StopPlayingHardToGet

#Pfizer, show some love on Valentine’s Day & drop the price of the pneumonia vaccine for developing countries, too!

In November, Pfizer finally dropped the price of their pneumonia vaccine for humanitarian organisations like us (thanks to YOU). Still, millions of children are left unvaccinated in countries where the vaccine is too expensive.

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"I don’t regret a single moment of my time spent in Yemen. Why? I had the opportunity to experience the resilience of the Yemeni people."
Dr. Nishanth Arulappan writes about his experience of working with #MSF in war-torn #Yemen.

Practising medicine, under fire

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Arif Ahmad left recently for Iraq, where MSF provides medical medical care to those who need it most. This is his first field assignment with MSF. Wish him luck! #WithoutBorders
VIDEO: How do MSF’s teams cope when numbers of incoming casualties exceed a hospital’s capacity to respond?
#Health policy making in #India needs to start placing patient needs before profits.

Humanitarian action and public health in India

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