The battle for Mosul is taking a staggering toll on the people of Iraq’s second largest city, especially on those still trapped inside western Mosul where ongoing fighting between the so called Islamic State and coalition forces resulted in a high number of civilian casualties – especially in the initial phase. In just two months since its opening of, MSF’s trauma hospitals (located in Hamman...
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The battle for Mosul is taking a staggering toll on the people
Trish Gleeson Farquhar
People fleeing the fighting in Kodok, South Sudan are in need of humanitarian services. Intense fighting between Government and opposition forces started around the town of Kodok on Tuesday. Up to 25,000 people were forced to flee. Water remains a big concern for these new IDPs, on Wednesday there were no deliveries of water because of the fighting. Water trucks are on hand to resume limited...
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People fleeing the fighting in Kodok South Sudan are in need of
Daouda Djelideen Sanou
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) SA supplies free medical care in ongoing crises situations throughout the world. Your donations, in 2015, allowed us to provide quality medical services quickly and effectively during several major crises: from conflicts in South Sudan to floods in Mozambique, to treating Ebola in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Can you guess which of these 5 countries, had the...
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Donna Cournoyer
Jean Guy Simard
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He has been a part of MSF for 25 years, has worked for MSF in Lesotho, South Sudan, Sierra Leone, Libya, CAR, Serbia, South Africa and Haiti. Meet this week’s #FieldworkerFriday, Andrius Slavuckis an archaeologist-turned-logistics manager who worked at two healthcare projects near the frontlines of Yemen’s war. “Since the war, there are issues with access to water. It’s getting drier and...
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He has been a part of MSF for 25 years has worked
Jessie Kurnurkar
Lwazi 'Sdu' Fihlela
Jicks Duracell Jiyane
We don't care about the politics. #WeCare about our patients. MSF chooses to remain neutral in the time of conflict and base decisions purely on the needs of the patient rather than political affiliations.
We dont care about the politics WeCare about our patients MSF chooses
Meme Matau Lefefa
Wilma Conradie
Annette van Emmenes
The DRC is currently experiencing several concurrent outbreaks of measles. MSF is responding by providing case management, health education and vaccination campaigns, targeting children from 6 month – 14 years. “I’ve already lost a child to measles. At the time, I hadn’t heard of the disease, and it was too late when we arrived at the hospital.” - Koko Otato, shares her story about how she...
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The DRC is currently experiencing several concurrent outbreaks of measles MSF is
Samantha Frances Stewart
We don’t care about borders. #WeCare about saving lives. Who you are and where you come from shouldn’t be a barrier to getting the treatment you need.
Sandy McIntire
In 2011 more than 1000 labourers from Nigeria, Gambia, Togo and Sudan were struggling to survive in camps without food or water in Libya . Fast forward to today, and there are no showers, the toilets don’t’ flush and the women have to relieve themselves in buckets, says MSF doctor Tankred Stoebe. Read the full story here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
In 2011 more than 1000 labourers from Nigeria Gambia Togo and Sudan
Health advocates express their concern as the Malawi Government considers introducing paying wards into district hospitals. "There is a strong risk that patients who pay, will get prioritised over those who cannot afford to pay" - John Makina, Country Director for Oxfam Malawi”. Find out more here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Health advocates express their concern as the Malawi Government considers introd
Jolly Padi
Did you know? In 2015 alone, 57% of MSF's projects were located in Africa. With the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Niger being the top 5 countries with the largest number of outpatient consultations. This does not include specialist consultations. Download 2015's International Activity Report for a detailed explanation on our activities in...
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Did you know In 2015 alone 57 of MSFs projects were located
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Joseph Nyakawere
#FieldworkerFridays: Anthropologist, Phumelele Trasada spent four months helping develop MSF’s medical interventions in Okpoko, in the southeastern Nigerian city of Onitsha. Tens of thousands of people live in Okpoko, Up to 15 separate families can live in just one tin-roofed U-shaped house, all sharing a yard and a communal toilet. Regardless of these communities’ short comings, Phumelele...
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Craig Lewis
Borrie La Grange
We don’t care how hard we have to fight for it. #WeCare about getting you the right treatment to survive DR-TB. MSF's Access Campaign advocates for improved access to new TB medications which have fewer side-effects. In places with a high TB burden like Swaziland, MSF provides shorter TB regimens for eligible patients.
We dont care how hard we have to fight for it WeCare
Christina Smith
Luisa Matias
Caroline Geiler
The people of Borno State in northeast Nigeria are trapped in a deadly cycle of violence. Population displacement continues, due to military operations, Boko Haram attacks and people searching for food and basic services. "Boko Haram attacked my village, they burned everything, stole the livestock and killed my husband. "Here I live only thanks to charity, I have nothing"- Faulz 25 years,...
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The people of Borno State in northeast Nigeria are trapped in a
We don’t care how many hours it took to get here. #WeCare about using every second to save your life. In crises, people travel long distances to reach health facilities. MSF teams are there to give them the help they need.
We dont care how many hours it took to get here WeCare
Bullet Mangwanya Lwana
Annemarie Geldenhuys
Özlem Derici Güner
Lawrence Mutenge
Kateregga Abedi
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Kameshini Naicker
Senzo Dlamini
Mnce Disi
Jonathan Whittall has been working in MSF’s newly opened field trauma hospital in a village south of Mosul, Iraq. He describes the 24-hour emergency trauma care provided by his team, as far from average compared to any other hospital. "A baby arrives with a bullet wound. One man is dead on arrival from injuries sustained while protecting his child from nearby blasts." Jonathan explains that,...
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Jonathan Whittall has been working in MSFs newly opened field trauma hospital
Jenni Harvey
Hayley Johnson Maine
Barbara Culbert
The Syrian conflict that began in 2011 has created the biggest displacement crisis since the Second World War, and millions of people are in desperate need of life saving humanitarian aid. The war has been characterised by extreme violence: civilian areas have been routinely bombed, there have been attacks resulting in symptoms of exposure to chemical agents and at least 1.5 million people are...
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The Syrian conflict that began in 2011 has created the biggest displacement
#FieldworkerFridays: Johannesburg resident Paul Holzweber recently spent three months as a logistics manager at a nutrition project in Maiduguri, Nigeria. The ongoing conflict and the deadly combination of malnutrition, measles and malaria has claimed thousands of lives. Paul shares how the non-medical work of MSF has positive ‘side effects’ in Maiduguri. Read his full story here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
FieldworkerFridays Johannesburg resident Paul Holzweber recently spent three mon
Cheryl Tuckett
Craig Lewis
Miriam Daepp