“A dozen people died in front of our eyes without receiving the urgent medical care they so badly needed,” Alfred Davies, an MSF Field Coordinator, was in Rann, Nigeria at the time of the aerial attack by the Nigerian military, and in the hours that followed. Read more from Alfred: [ Bit.ly Link ]
One of South Africa’s bravest women, Tobeka Daki, a mother of two who was diagnosed with HER2 positive breast cancer in 2013, need not have died if she managed to access trastuzumab (a drug recommended for this type of cancer). Tobeka was a good candidate for this super drug, but due to its exorbitant cost & lack of access in the public sector, she succumbed to cancer in November 2016 without...
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SA's Drug Patent Laws Must Be Changed Now. People Are Dying.

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At least 120 people have been wounded and 52 killed following today’s bombing by the Nigerian Army in an internally displaced persons camp in Rann, Nigeria. “This large-scale attack on vulnerable people who have already fled from extreme violence is shocking and unacceptable. The safety of civilians must be respected. We are urgently calling on all parties to ensure the facilitation of medical...
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Nigeria: MSF strongly condemns the aerial bombing of a displaced camp in Rann

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Find out about the ten different ways that MSF staff travel to reach patients - from the conventional to the more unexpected. Whatever it takes, we will always do our best to get to those in need.
"Recently, temperatures dropped to minus 16 and the number of people stranded in Belgrade, Serbia reached 2,000… None of these people are clothed or equipped for this type of weather. they have been sleeping unprotected in the open, sheltering in abandoned buildings like industrial warehouses and burning ANYTHING to stay warm… we also heard reports of a young Somali woman found frozen to death...
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DID YOU KNOW? Traumatising events – such as suffering or
witnessing violence, the death of loved ones or the destruction of livelihoods – are likely to affect a person’s mental wellbeing. MSF
provides psychosocial support to victims of trauma in an effort to reduce the likelihood of long-term psychological problems.

Psychosocial care focuses on supporting patients to develop their own coping...
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#FieldworkerFridays - Meet Mary Ngugi, a nurse who recently spent a year treating tuberculosis patients in Kerema, Papua New Guinea. She has been a nurse for more than 20 years, and an MSF fieldworker since 2005. Her experiences treating TB at home in Nairobi prepared her for Papua New Guinea, where she worked a dual role as both TB nurse activity manager and nurse supervisor. Read her story:...
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Our teams in northern Central African Republic have distributed emergency food supplies to about 10,500 people. Since 22 December 2016, nearly 100 tonnes of food have been distributed in seven locations where displaced people are sheltering in the areas of Kabo, Gbazara and Moyenne Sido. [ Bit.ly Link ]

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"One night, I was in the kitchen in my daughter’s flat in Mariupol when a shell hit the place. I remember saying to myself: God saved me, for the third time..." 82 yearl-old Taisiya Gregorivna has lived in Pavlopil in the eastern Ukraine for the last 46 years. She has been receiving medical care from MSF as well as mental health support to cope with what she has been through due to the conflict.

Ukraine: “Pavlopil used to be a nice place to live”

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As the battle for control of Mosul, Iraq gains momentum, civilians caught up in the conflict are the worst affected, suffering not only from physical injuries but also significant mental trauma. MSF teams provide mental healthcare in displaced persons camps in Hassansham and Khazer, offering consultations to patients suffering from severe depression, anxiety, acute stress reactions and...
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We are recruiting for these positions:
● Learning Unit Administration and Resources Officer
● Community Manager / Social Media Strategist
● Health Promotion Manager
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"I left Syria when my house was bombed. My daughter died. My son was burnt and seriously injured... he died (three days later)... I had nothing more to lose. I lost everything.. I want the world to know our despair. I want the world to know what is really happening here." - A testimony of a Syrian refugee stranded at Moria camp in Lesvos, Greece.
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"We are witnessing the most cruel and inhumane consequences of European policies, used as a tool to deter and victimise those who are only seeking safety and protection in Europe," Stefano Argenziano, MSF's operations coordinator on migration. Thousands of migrants and refugees are trapped in freezing conditions in Greece and Serbia without adequate shelter. MSF once again calls on the...
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We are recruiting for these positions:
● Learning Unit Administration and Resources Officer
● Community Manager / Social Media Strategist
● Health Promotion Manager
More details here: [ Bit.ly Link ]. Please share.
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.

We wish for a vaccine that will protect...
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Voices From The Road:
Meet Mambo Bidali, 34, from Morobo county in South Sudan. He arrived in Yumbe camp in Uganda in December 2016, after walking with his five children for 45 days. He arrived in Yumbe barefoot, glad to be alive but in shock, having lost his wife on the way to the camp. The family was separated while trying to flee the massacres that armed men were committing in Morobo. Read...
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DID YOU KNOW? A lack of food or essential nutrients causes malnutrition: children’s growth falters and their susceptibility to common diseases increases. MSF uses ready-to-use food (RUF) to treat malnutrition. RUF contains fortified milk powder and delivers all the nutrients that a malnourished child needs to reverse deficiencies and gain weight.
"The number of malnourished kids was alarming. They were of a severity that I had not recently seen..." Watch the full interview with MSF's pediatric and nutrition advisor Dr. Kerstin Hanson: [ Youtu.be Link ]
Across Borno state, we are running 11 permanent health facilities, while our medical teams make regular visits to five more health facilities. We are deeply concerned for the hundreds...
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#FieldworkerFridays - Meet Hazel Mutinta Milimo, a health promotion activity manager in Yambio, South Sudan, where MSF teams diagnose HIV and provide care to sufferers living in the most isolated areas: [ Bit.ly Link ]