Pooja Iyer, a psychologist from Mumbai, has recently left for #Malawi, where MSF provides medical care to people living with HIV, tuberculosis.
Wish her luck in your comments below!
How to stop the rising tide of death in #Mediterranean

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"This large-scale attack on vulnerable people....is shocking and unacceptable."

#MSF is urgently calling on all parties to ensure the facilitation of medical evacuations by air or road for survivors who are in need of emergency care.
At least 120 people were wounded and 52 killed following yesterday’s bombing by the Nigerian Army in an internally displaced persons' camp in Rann, #Nigeria.

Our medical teams are currently providing first aid to the wounded patients in our facility in Rann. [ Bit.ly Link ]
A major gap exists between those in need of treatment and those to whom the new #TB drugs are actually available.

An estimated 41% of people who fall sick with #tuberculosis are
left undiagnosed and untreated. #accesstomedicines


Two new drugs, bedaquiline and delaminid, are proving to be the very last lifeline for people living with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB)

While a few patients benefit from these new drugs in India, many die before being able to access them as they are not widely available. #tuberculosis #accesstomedicines [ Wapo.st Link ]
"I left #Syria when my house was bombed. My daughter died my son was burnt and seriously injured."

This testimony of a Syrian man was shared with the #MSF team in Lesvos, Greece. #RefugeeCrisis

Dr Sreejith Nair left recently for #Nigeria, where #MSF provides healthcare to people displaced by violence.
Wish him luck in your comments below!
"There are people who have slept in their basement for more than two years and with the shelling continuing, they now need support to get through what has become a new reality."

Elena Pylaeva, a psychologist working with #MSF in #Ukraine, explains the effects of this protracted conflict on the #mentalhealth of the population. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Uday Mukherjee left recently for #Ethiopia, where #MSF is working to increase capacity, respond to outbreaks of disease and fill gaps in basic and emergency healthcare.

Wish him luck for his first assignment with MSF!
People living in camps near Mosul, #Iraq, had witnessed public executions in the market and had seen corpses of murder victims strung up and left for days on end on bridges over the river. So much violence has left many deeply traumatised

MSF’s #mentalhealth teams see around 45 patients a day in these camps. [ Bit.ly Link ]
In 2016, #MSF teams (in partnership with SOS Mediterranee) have directly rescued 21,603 people and assisted 8969 in more than 200 different operations.

Despite winter weather and rough seas migrants and refugees are continuing to attempt the perilous crossing from Libya to mainland Europe. #Mediterranean
Every day - on land, on the sea and in the air, #MSF teams use different modes of transport to provide emergency medical care in some of the world’s most extreme and remote environments. Whether we use four wheels or two legs, we find a way to reach people in need wherever they are. #WithoutBorders
"If we are lucky we get to eat once a day, but sometimes we have no choice but to go to sleep hungry." #Nigeria [ Bit.ly Link ]
"As a medical organisation, it’s not usually MSF’s role to provide people with food. But there are people in desperate need. Other organisations were not stepping in up until now, so #MSF was obliged to fill this gap." #Nigeria [ Bit.ly Link ]
Since 1 January 2016, 4,690 men, women, and children have died while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea.

Read this article published by The Logical Indian explaining what the Mediterranean crisis is and how doctors from different countries are helping people stuck there.

What Is The Mediterranean Crisis And How Doctors From Different Countries Are Helping People Stuck There

"When victims come to us they often think they are at fault for everything. Most go back to their abusive partners at the end of the day. It was so difficult to see that.”

Kenyan psychologist Sandra Githaiga shares of experiences of working at our Umeed Ki Kiran clinic in #Delhi where she led a team of #MSF counsellors treating rape survivors. #sexualviolence
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Parvati Nair, a doctor from Mumbai, left recently for #Belarus, where #MSF provides medical and psycho-social support to people living with drug-resistant #TB.

Wish her luck in your comments below!
If you were granted one wish for the coming year, what would it be?

MSF staff working with patients all over the world have shared their wishes for 2017 with us.
They all wish they could save more lives and give the best medical care possible.

How can we make that wish come true? They told us they need better access to effective and affordable medicines, diagnostics, and vaccines!
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Our wishes for 2017

Our staff felt helpless in 2014 when the #Ebola crisis broke out in West Africa. We did what we could to ease people’s suffering and contain the spread of the disease, but without effective medicines, tests or vaccines to treat, diagnose or prevent the disease, we faced an impossible task. The disease outbreak went on to kill more than 11,000 people.

Recently, promising trial results were...
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