Photo by Yann Libessart/MSF
Here, a mother and child wait for non-food item distribution at an MSF mobile clinic in the Central African Republic (CAR). Since the beginning of February, MSF sends a mobile clinic several times a week to the Central Mosque of Bangui, the capital of the CAR, in the district of PK5. There, thousands of displaced people are gathered, afraid to go to the local Mamadou M’Baïki health center, which is supported by MSF. In the month of May alone, 583 consultations were provided provided, and patients include 93 children.

Photo by Yann Libessart/MSF

Here, a mother and child wait for non-food item distribution at an MSF mobile clinic in the Central African Republic (CAR). Since the beginning of February, MSF sends a mobile clinic several times a week to the Central Mosque of Bangui, the capital of the CAR, in the district of PK5. There, thousands of displaced people are gathered, afraid to go to the local Mamadou M’Baïki health center, which is supported by MSF. In the month of May alone, 583 consultations were provided provided, and patients include 93 children.

Photo by Yann Libessart/MSF
 A young boy, displaced by conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR), peers through the curtains of a temporary shelter at the Mamadou M’Baïki health center in the PK5 Muslim neighborhood of Bangui, which MSF has been supporting since December. In May, MSF referred 19 malnourished children to an existing Action Against Hunger (ACF) project in Bangui. While the Ministry of Health will take over medical care for adults on July 1st, 2014, MSF will continue to provide free pediatric care to children 0-15 years old, and free medication to patients of all ages.

Photo by Yann Libessart/MSF

 A young boy, displaced by conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR), peers through the curtains of a temporary shelter at the Mamadou M’Baïki health center in the PK5 Muslim neighborhood of Bangui, which MSF has been supporting since December. In May, MSF referred 19 malnourished children to an existing Action Against Hunger (ACF) project in Bangui. While the Ministry of Health will take over medical care for adults on July 1st, 2014, MSF will continue to provide free pediatric care to children 0-15 years old, and free medication to patients of all ages.

Photo by Yann Libessart/MSF
A mother and child wait for the results of a blood test for malaria in the PK5 district of Bangui. The time from testing to results is 15 minutes, and provides a positive or negative result by searching for parasites in the blood. Malaria is transmitted when one is bitten by an infected Anopheles mosquito carrying the parasite. In 2012, malaria caused an estimated 627,000 deaths, mostly among African children, but is both preventable and curable when caught in time. Control and preventative measures can dramatically reduce the incidence of this disease.

Photo by Yann Libessart/MSF

A mother and child wait for the results of a blood test for malaria in the PK5 district of Bangui. The time from testing to results is 15 minutes, and provides a positive or negative result by searching for parasites in the blood. Malaria is transmitted when one is bitten by an infected Anopheles mosquito carrying the parasite. In 2012, malaria caused an estimated 627,000 deaths, mostly among African children, but is both preventable and curable when caught in time. Control and preventative measures can dramatically reduce the incidence of this disease.

Photo by Yann Libessart/MSF
"Malaria kills more than bullets," said an MSF nurse in the PK5 district of Bangui in February. Here, boxes of malaria antigen detection tests, which allow for rapid diagnosis in the absence of a traditional laboratory, are shown sorted by negative or positive results. In May, 687 consultations were conducted for malaria patients. Malaria remains one of the primary public health problems in the Central African Republic and the leading cause of death among children.

Photo by Yann Libessart/MSF

"Malaria kills more than bullets," said an MSF nurse in the PK5 district of Bangui in February. Here, boxes of malaria antigen detection tests, which allow for rapid diagnosis in the absence of a traditional laboratory, are shown sorted by negative or positive results. In May, 687 consultations were conducted for malaria patients. Malaria remains one of the primary public health problems in the Central African Republic and the leading cause of death among children.

Photo by Diana Zeynab Alhindawi
A patient rests at Nap Kenbe surgical center in Tabarre, eastern Port-au-Prince. Teams provide emergency trauma, orthopedic and abdominal surgery for victims of gun crime and domestic violence as well as people injured in road accidents.
MSF has worked in Haiti for nearly two and a half decades. In Port-au-Prince teams are running trauma surgery and burn treatment services in Drouillard neighborhood, surgical and orthopedic care in Nap Kembe hospital in Tabarre, a stabilization center in Martissant neighborhood, and an emergency obstetrics program in Delmas 33. All MSF services in Haiti are open 24 hours a day and are free of charge.

Photo by Diana Zeynab Alhindawi


A patient rests at Nap Kenbe surgical center in Tabarre, eastern Port-au-Prince. Teams provide emergency trauma, orthopedic and abdominal surgery for victims of gun crime and domestic violence as well as people injured in road accidents.

MSF has worked in Haiti for nearly two and a half decades. In Port-au-Prince teams are running trauma surgery and burn treatment services in Drouillard neighborhood, surgical and orthopedic care in Nap Kembe hospital in Tabarre, a stabilization center in Martissant neighborhood, and an emergency obstetrics program in Delmas 33. All MSF services in Haiti are open 24 hours a day and are free of charge.

Photo by Diana Zeynab Alhindawi 
A nurse cradles a newborn at the obstetric and neonatal emergency hospital in Delmas 33 neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. The hospital offers free, around-the-clock emergency care for women with complications during pregnancy or child birth.
MSF has worked in Haiti for nearly two and a half decades. In Port-au-Prince teams are running trauma surgery and burn treatment services in Drouillard neighborhood, surgical and orthopedic care in Nap Kembe hospital in Tabarre, a stabilization center in Martissant neighborhood, and an emergency obstetrics program in Delmas 33. All MSF services in Haiti are open 24 hours a day and are free of charge.

Photo by Diana Zeynab Alhindawi

A nurse cradles a newborn at the obstetric and neonatal emergency hospital in Delmas 33 neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. The hospital offers free, around-the-clock emergency care for women with complications during pregnancy or child birth.

MSF has worked in Haiti for nearly two and a half decades. In Port-au-Prince teams are running trauma surgery and burn treatment services in Drouillard neighborhood, surgical and orthopedic care in Nap Kembe hospital in Tabarre, a stabilization center in Martissant neighborhood, and an emergency obstetrics program in Delmas 33. All MSF services in Haiti are open 24 hours a day and are free of charge.

Photo by Nick Owen

Kiden Margaret, 31, is the mother of two-year-old John Mukaya. John started showing signs of cholera – an upset stomach, vomiting, crying, and not wanting to eat, so she brought him to the MSF cholera treatment center in Juba, South Sudan.  “ Cholera is now increasingly affecting many people and killing children especially. Myson was very weak, now we are here and he is put on drip and given oral rehydration solutions. I hope my son will get better. It is the first time my child is being affected and treated for cholera. My other three children are all fine. At home we eat normal food and drink usual water; I do not understand how my child got the cholera’’
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Kiden Margaret, 31, is the mother of two-year-old John Mukaya. John started showing signs of cholera – an upset stomach, vomiting, crying, and not wanting to eat, so she brought him to the MSF cholera treatment center in Juba, South Sudan.   Cholera is now increasingly affecting many people and killing children especially. Myson was very weak, now we are here and he is put on drip and given oral rehydration solutions. I hope my son will get better. It is the first time my child is being affected and treated for cholera. My other three children are all fine. At home we eat normal food and drink usual water; I do not understand how my child got the cholera’’
Photo by Karem Issa/MSF

For World Refugee Day - today - MSF is highlighting stories of Syrian refugees working with MSF to help other refugees in Iraq. Dr. Selim was working as a general surgeon in Syria when conflict started close by in rural Aleppo governorate. He found himself and his clinic in the middle of a battle over territory between multiple groups. “I was stuck for eight months, unable to leave my clinic for Aleppo or anywhere else.” He managed to escape and set up a field hospital outside of town, but as a Kurd he was targeted. When the threat of kidnapping became too great, he fled with his wife to a refugee camp in Iraq. There he eventually found MSF and began working as a physician, treating other Syrians who escaped the violence. “I know about their suffering and their way of thinking. Sometimes the only treatment they need is through words, not drugs.” Read his story: http://bit.ly/1jBh9av


 

Photo by Karem Issa/MSF

For World Refugee Day - today - MSF is highlighting stories of Syrian refugees working with MSF to help other refugees in Iraq. Dr. Selim was working as a general surgeon in Syria when conflict started close by in rural Aleppo governorate. He found himself and his clinic in the middle of a battle over territory between multiple groups. “I was stuck for eight months, unable to leave my clinic for Aleppo or anywhere else.” He managed to escape and set up a field hospital outside of town, but as a Kurd he was targeted. When the threat of kidnapping became too great, he fled with his wife to a refugee camp in Iraq. There he eventually found MSF and began working as a physician, treating other Syrians who escaped the violence. “I know about their suffering and their way of thinking. Sometimes the only treatment they need is through words, not drugs.” Read his story: http://bit.ly/1jBh9av

 

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Grandmother Unice Keji, 58, sits beside her two eldest grandchildren, Simon Jeden and Rizik Jeden, while the youngest, Alfred Idi, lies on a cot. All of Unice’s grandchildren are suspected cholera patients in Juba, South Sudan. “ All my grandchildren fell sick, I did not know about cholera sickness or symptoms. When I explained my children’s sickness to my nearest neighbor and she suggested that this could be a possible sign of cholera, she directed me to come to this Gudele 2 cholera treatment center. People should take care of themselves especially children from touching dirty materials; all should keep their homes’ clean and boil drinking water.” Simon and Rizik have responded quickly to the treatment, Alfred is still under observation. 

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Grandmother Unice Keji, 58, sits beside her two eldest grandchildren, Simon Jeden and Rizik Jeden, while the youngest, Alfred Idi, lies on a cot. All of Unice’s grandchildren are suspected cholera patients in Juba, South Sudan. “ All my grandchildren fell sick, I did not know about cholera sickness or symptoms. When I explained my children’s sickness to my nearest neighbor and she suggested that this could be a possible sign of cholera, she directed me to come to this Gudele 2 cholera treatment center. People should take care of themselves especially children from touching dirty materials; all should keep their homes’ clean and boil drinking water.” Simon and Rizik have responded quickly to the treatment, Alfred is still under observation. 

Photo by Nick Owen

Alice John, 17, is one of the patients being treated for cholera at the MSF Gudele 2 cholera treatment center (CTC) in Juba, South Sudan. “ I am happy that MSF is providing us with cholera treatment. When myfamily told me about this Gudele 2 center that no money had to be paid for treatment, I came straight away and now I am here being treated freely. I am happy the vomiting has reduced and diarrhea has stopped, I am getting well. I would like to say to everyone: you should keep good hygiene!” To date there have been 1,545 cases of cholera and 37 related deaths reported in Juba.
Photo by Nick Owen
Alice John, 17, is one of the patients being treated for cholera at the MSF Gudele 2 cholera treatment center (CTC) in Juba, South Sudan. “ I am happy that MSF is providing us with cholera treatment. When myfamily told me about this Gudele 2 center that no money had to be paid for treatment, I came straight away and now I am here being treated freely. I am happy the vomiting has reduced and diarrhea has stopped, I am getting well. I would like to say to everyone: you should keep good hygiene!” To date there have been 1,545 cases of cholera and 37 related deaths reported in Juba.
MSF was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Dr. Richard Rockefeller, who was killed today in a plane crash. MSF extends its deepest sympathies and condolences to his family. Dr. Rockefeller was instrumental to the founding of MSF in the United States. He served as chair of the Board of Advisors of MSF-USA for 21 years, leveraging his credibility within the philanthropic community to garner the financial support that was so critical to ensuring MSF’s continued financial independence. While leading this advisory committee and visiting MSF programs abroad, including those in Cambodia, Malawi, Niger, Thailand, and Cambodia, Dr. Rockefeller also worked as a field doctor in Peru and in northern Nigeria while a massive meningitis outbreak struck the country in 2009. Read more: http://bit.ly/1scvvYb

MSF was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Dr. Richard Rockefeller, who was killed today in a plane crash. MSF extends its deepest sympathies and condolences to his family. Dr. Rockefeller was instrumental to the founding of MSF in the United States. He served as chair of the Board of Advisors of MSF-USA for 21 years, leveraging his credibility within the philanthropic community to garner the financial support that was so critical to ensuring MSF’s continued financial independence. While leading this advisory committee and visiting MSF programs abroad, including those in Cambodia, Malawi, Niger, Thailand, and Cambodia, Dr. Rockefeller also worked as a field doctor in Peru and in northern Nigeria while a massive meningitis outbreak struck the country in 2009. Read more: http://bit.ly/1scvvYb

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Elizabeth Rolfes, Doctor, from Germany
"I remember one woman who was in labor in a village for several days. She was afraid to come to Bossangoa hospital because of the violence. She was treated in the village but didn’t deliver, so they tried to tear the baby out, which didn’t work. In the end she walked forty kilometers [about 25 miles] to the hospital. The baby died after one or two days, and the woman was horribly injured. Now she has long-term consequences from her fear. Her baby is dead and she has a fistula.”

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Elizabeth Rolfes, Doctor, from Germany

"I remember one woman who was in labor in a village for several days. She was afraid to come to Bossangoa hospital because of the violence. She was treated in the village but didn’t deliver, so they tried to tear the baby out, which didn’t work. In the end she walked forty kilometers [about 25 miles] to the hospital. The baby died after one or two days, and the woman was horribly injured. Now she has long-term consequences from her fear. Her baby is dead and she has a fistula.”

Photo by Ton Koene
Jean-Didier Longa-Ikona, Nurse, refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo
"I was born in Kinshasa but when the war came I decided to cross over to CAR. I am alone here. When the conflict broke out around Bossangoa there were no humanitarian organizations. We would only see military vehicles. We would show people our MSF clothes so they would be convinced in what we did. We would tell them we were there to assist in their grief, and in the clinic neither guns nor knives are allowed. We would say their family could get treatment safely here just in case the situation became serious. Some people used to accept but others refused to believe us, saying that if they came to us, they would get shot."

Photo by Ton Koene

Jean-Didier Longa-Ikona, Nurse, refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo

"I was born in Kinshasa but when the war came I decided to cross over to CAR. I am alone here. When the conflict broke out around Bossangoa there were no humanitarian organizations. We would only see military vehicles. We would show people our MSF clothes so they would be convinced in what we did. We would tell them we were there to assist in their grief, and in the clinic neither guns nor knives are allowed. We would say their family could get treatment safely here just in case the situation became serious. Some people used to accept but others refused to believe us, saying that if they came to us, they would get shot."

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