“Anger, cynicism, detachment, feeling down, not sleeping, unable to concentrate, anxiety, negativity..." I had all of these, and others, though all to varying extents. After mulling it over and asking a few more questions, the doctor looked at me... "I think you have burnout." Read Emily's blog: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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“Anger, cynicism, detachment, feeling down, not sleeping, unable to concentrate, anxiety, negativity..." I had all of these, and others, though all to varying extents. After mulling it over and asking a few more questions, the doctor looked at me... "I think you have burnout." Read Emily's blog: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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MSF in Swaziland has been using shorter TB treatment regimens (nine months instead of the usual two years), and for eligible patients, the newest drugs for the hardest to treat symptoms. These new drugs: Bedaquiline and Delaminid, are the first new tuberculosis drugs in almost 50 years. Already, the results from the use of Bedaquiline are very promising. So far, over 90 percent of the DR-TB...
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MSF surgeon, Shadi, has recently finished his first assignment in Agok (located between Sudan and South Sudan). He blogs about the determination of a mother to help her wounded son survive... "The kid had been shot in his abdomen by accident during a quarrel between two families, neither of which were his own. His mother had to travel with him to our hospital because we were the only hospital...
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DID YOU KNOW? Sexual violence occurs in all societies and in all contexts at any time. Destabilisation often results in increased levels of violence, including sexual violence. Sexual violence is particularly complex and stigmatising, has long-lasting consequences and can result in physical and psychological health risks. MSF medical care for victims of sexual violence covers preventive...
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#FieldworkerFridays: Meet Mduduzi Chandawila, a Zimbabwean nurse activity manager who has worked with MSF for five years - most recently at a refugee project in Doro, South Sudan. Mduduzi has always been passionate about humanitarian work. “When I was young I remember being told that my mother wanted me to be a nurse. I was about 4 or 5 at the time, and I think that stayed with me. Maybe that...
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Thank you City of Joburg! Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today received recognition for humanitarian interventions among communities in the city during recent years from the city’s Department of Public Safety. Several other organisations were also recognised for their work. Xolani Mlotshwa and Borrie LaGrange of MSF Southern Africa received a certificate of appreciation from Yao-Heng Michael...
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Thank you City of Joburg! Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today received recognition for humanitarian interventions among communities in the city during recent years from the city’s Department of Public Safety. Several other organisations were also recognised for their work. Xolani Mlotshwa and Borrie LaGrange of MSF Southern Africa received a certificate of appreciation from Yao-Heng Michael...
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MSF surgeon, Hella Hultin, is currently on assignment in Khameer, Yemen. She blogs about her first night in the hospital, and working at full speed from the start: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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At MSF's clinic in Nairobi, our teams offer victims of sexual violence psychological and medical care, social support and legal advice.This assistance is provided in one single centre, open 24/7 in the heart of Mathare, a slum area in Kenya’s capital city. Find out what MSF’s teams do to help the victims of sexual violence.
In recent weeks, MSF teams encountered very high levels of malnutrition amongst children in Dablual and Mirniyal, South Sudan. “One-quarter of the children that we have consulted in our clinics are malnourished and almost a tenth are in a severe condition. These figures are extremely worrying.” says MSF project coordinator Nicolas Peissel. In response, MSF has expanded its regular mobile...
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Did you know? People who are most at risk of contracting Hepatitis E, are pregnant women. This has to do with the fact that the liver has to deal with hormonal changes during pregnancy. Hepatitis E - a deadly water-borne disease, can be fatal to the mother or the unborn baby, can result in miscarriage or a premature delivery. One out of four pregnant women infected with Hepatitis E will die....
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"I see tenderness, fear and fierce determination in the mothers who carry their babies to the out-patient department for care. I see wisdom and patience borne of experiences I cannot begin to imagine, etched in the faces of the national staff." Amy blogs about packing up her life at home to join the 300 people working at the MSF hospital in Lankien, in the north of South Sudan. Read more: [...
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Josie and Anup are an MSF nurse and logistician who are working against the clock to design a new piece of kit which could save vital time in an emergency. In their last blog post, with just one day left of the project, their prototype failed. In their final instalment, Josie and Anup blog about what happened next… Read more from Josie and Anup [ Bit.ly Link ]

Innovation blog: IV fluids for Land Cruisers - 24 hours to go!

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DID YOU KNOW: Cholera remains a global threat. Serious cases can lead to severe dehydration and, without rapid treatment, death. More than 60 countries report outbreaks each year. 5 million people catch cholera annually. MSF has developed cholera treatment kits in order to provide rapid assistance in epidemics. When a cholera epidemic seems imminent, MSF will begin setting up dedicated cholera...
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#FieldworkerFridays: Meet South African logistics manager Andries Heyns who worked in Bangui, Central African Republic, at two maternity projects where MSF treats patients on both sides of the civil conflict. He oversaw 60 contracts during his six-month stay including increasing the size and capacity of a hospital kitchen, which directly led to improved patient nutrition. “The best part of...
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A new analysis by MSF shows that sexual violence in the platinum mining belt is a major driver of HIV. This analysis is a follow up from #MSF’s 2015 survey of more than 800 women aged between 18 – 49 which established that one in four have been raped in their lifetime, while approximately half have experienced some form of sexual or intimate partner violence. Read MSF’s latest press release on...
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A year ago, on 15 February 2016, MSF-supported Ma’arat Al Numan hospital in Syria was hit by rocket fire. 25 people, including one MSF staff member, were killed. Close to 100 MSF-run or supported medical facilities have been bombed since 2015, the vast majority in Syria, and others in Yemen, Afghanistan, Ukraine and Sudan. MSF has repeatedly called for independent investigations into these...
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There are only 20 registered clinical psychologists and 9 public Mental Health Institutions in Zimbabwe - a country with a population of over 14 million people. The Ministry of Health and Child Care says at least 1.3 million people live with mental illness in Zimbabwe. Despite these growing numbers, mental health services, including staff and drugs, remain in dire shortage. Emmerson Gono, a...
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Five new challenges against patents on crucial new medicines to treat hepatitis C filed in India and Argentina yesterday are the latest in a global push to ensure access to affordable treatment. “80 million people worldwide are living with hepatitis C, and we need a wide range of combination treatments available at affordable prices,” said Jessica Burry, pharmacist for MSF Access Campaign....
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