Posts tagged MSF

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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 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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Did you know you don’t have to be medical to work in the field with MSF? Ask our recruiters anything you want to know May 15 at 2pm EDT/6pm GMT on Reddit. More information: http://bit.ly/1uq6oQk

Photo by Yann Libessart/MSF

Did you know you don’t have to be medical to work in the field with MSF? Ask our recruiters anything you want to know May 15 at 2pm EDT/6pm GMT on Reddit. More information: http://bit.ly/1uq6oQk

Photo by Remi Djian/MSF
Anyone who hides Muslims from the anti-balaka militia is at risk in Carnot, Central African Republic (CAR). On February 7, an anti-Balaka group entered a house where 86 displaced Muslim men, women, and children were being hidden. Seven men were executed and three people were struck with a machete, including a 12-year-old child. After nearly two hours of very tense negotiations, MSF was able to gather the wounded and those requiring immediate medical care. Read more: http://bit.ly/1czCb5W

Photo by Remi Djian/MSF

Anyone who hides Muslims from the anti-balaka militia is at risk in Carnot, Central African Republic (CAR). On February 7, an anti-Balaka group entered a house where 86 displaced Muslim men, women, and children were being hidden. Seven men were executed and three people were struck with a machete, including a 12-year-old child. After nearly two hours of very tense negotiations, MSF was able to gather the wounded and those requiring immediate medical care. Read more: http://bit.ly/1czCb5W

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Swaziland is in the middle of a medical crisis. The highest HIV prevalence in the world and the emergence of drug-resistant TB threaten to have a disastrous effect on the social and economic situation there. 
Millions of people in developing countries are still waiting for the AIDS revolution. Join us for a Twitter chat on how millions of people are still waiting for the AIDS revolution: Friday, Dec. 6, 11am EST/5pm CET @MSF_SouthAfrica

Photo by Sven Torfinn

Swaziland is in the middle of a medical crisis. The highest HIV prevalence in the world and the emergence of drug-resistant TB threaten to have a disastrous effect on the social and economic situation there.

Millions of people in developing countries are still waiting for the AIDS revolution. Join us for a Twitter chat on how millions of people are still waiting for the AIDS revolution: Friday, Dec. 6, 11am EST/5pm CET @MSF_SouthAfrica

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The view from an MSF vehicle in Central African Republic. The roads outside the capital Bangui are minimal, and during the rainy season impassable. MSF scaled up its projects in CAR when a coup d’état in March left communities with no access to any health care. Clinics were looted, health workers fled, and the loss of income made it impossible for people to pay for health care. MSF is providing treatment for HIV, malaria, malnutrition, and more.

Photo by Jacob Zocherman

The view from an MSF vehicle in Central African Republic. The roads outside the capital Bangui are minimal, and during the rainy season impassable. MSF scaled up its projects in CAR when a coup d’état in March left communities with no access to any health care. Clinics were looted, health workers fled, and the loss of income made it impossible for people to pay for health care. MSF is providing treatment for HIV, malaria, malnutrition, and more.

"The journey is stunning…with the rains come lush green countryside, spontaneous lakes and beautiful migrating birds. And a hair-raising ride in a narrow boat loaded with all our malaria drugs and kits. The road is somewhere under several feet of water." —An epidemiologist helps fight a dangerous and unexpected malaria outbreak in Chad.

"The journey is stunning…with the rains come lush green countryside, spontaneous lakes and beautiful migrating birds. And a hair-raising ride in a narrow boat loaded with all our malaria drugs and kits. The road is somewhere under several feet of water." —An epidemiologist helps fight a dangerous and unexpected malaria outbreak in Chad.

Tracey Hansel, a U.S. doctor, just returned from her first assignment with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), at Drouillard hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Part of her time was spent in the hospital’s burn unit, the only free burn care available in the country. She spoke about the one of the best moments of her months there.

Fortunately MSF is here because the hospital was completely trashed and looted during the entry of the rebels into Bossangoa. I was afraid I would not have medications to continue my treatment, because there was nothing. But today, I have medicine.
MSF OPEN LETTER TO TPP COUNTRIES
As negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement continue in Malaysia, MSF urges negotiating countries to reject provisions that threaten to restrict access to affordable medicines. Read our open letter to the ‪#‎TPP‬ countries: http://ow.ly/n16Tb

MSF OPEN LETTER TO TPP COUNTRIES

As negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement continue in Malaysia, MSF urges negotiating countries to reject provisions that threaten to restrict access to affordable medicines. Read our open letter to the ‪#‎TPP‬ countries: http://ow.ly/n16Tb

Fundraising match! Today only, any donation you make to Doctors Without Borders will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $55,000! Please share this with family and friends.https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/donate/onetime.cfm?source=ADS130701B03
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Fundraising match! Today only, any donation you make to Doctors Without Borders will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $55,000! Please share this with family and friends.
https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/donate/onetime.cfm?source=ADS130701B03

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MSF at TEDMED
"If it’s not introduced, and it’s not accessible to people, then it’s not innovation. Medical innovation is a new tool or method that is made accessible that leads to a public health impact." Our ExecutiveDirector, Dr. Manica Balasegaram, presents a new definition of medical innovation at TedMed in Athens.

MSF at TEDMED

"If it’s not introduced, and it’s not accessible to people, then it’s not innovation. Medical innovation is a new tool or method that is made accessible that leads to a public health impact." Our Executive
Director, Dr. Manica Balasegaram, presents a new definition of medical innovation at TedMed in Athens.

HIV TREATMENT COSTS
The price of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs may have dropped around 99% over the past decade, but access to treatment remains an issue. Patents on new ARV drugs cause prices to skyrocket, making them unaffordable for people in low and middle-income countries. 
Learn more in MSF Access Campaign’s 16th edition of Untangling the Web

HIV TREATMENT COSTS

The price of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs may have dropped around 99% over the past decade, but access to treatment remains an issue. Patents on new ARV drugs cause prices to skyrocket, making them unaffordable for people in low and middle-income countries. 

Learn more in MSF Access Campaign’s 16th edition of Untangling the Web

Photo: MSF team negotiating with community leaders to start mobile clinics.  Afghanistan 2013. © Heru Sutanto Koerniawan.
MSF sets up its first mobile clinic in Afghanistan to increase the coverage of vaccinations and improve preventative healthcare. Read more on how the team set up and spread awareness about the clinic in Lara’s blog post.

Photo: MSF team negotiating with community leaders to start mobile clinics.  Afghanistan 2013. © Heru Sutanto Koerniawan.

MSF sets up its first mobile clinic in Afghanistan to increase the coverage of vaccinations and improve preventative healthcare. Read more on how the team set up and spread awareness about the clinic in Lara’s blog post.

SLEEPING SICKNESS IN DRC
Sleeping sickness is a slow killer. National borders are not recognized by the tsetse fly; the parasite criss-crosses the forest and will happily migrate with either flies or humans and continue to infect new people and new areas.MSF has significantly reduced the number of sleeping sickness cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo through a mobile screening and treatment unit. Barrie Rooney, a laboratory scientist in DRC, talks about our work and the bold challenge MSF has taken on of eliminating the threat from this parasite: Read more.

SLEEPING SICKNESS IN DRC

Sleeping sickness is a slow killer. National borders are not recognized by the tsetse fly; the parasite criss-crosses the forest and will happily migrate with either flies or humans and continue to infect new people and new areas.

MSF has significantly reduced the number of sleeping sickness cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo through a mobile screening and treatment unit. Barrie Rooney, a laboratory scientist in DRC, talks about our work and the bold challenge MSF has taken on of eliminating the threat from this parasite: Read more.

Photo by Lynn Jacoby
A pediatrician and the patient she still thinks about from South Sudan: “Aziza was a severely malnourished little girl … She almost died multiple times a day for the first week.” Read the story http://bit.ly/1drI4SL

Photo by Lynn Jacoby

A pediatrician and the patient she still thinks about from South Sudan: “Aziza was a severely malnourished little girl … She almost died multiple times a day for the first week.” Read the story http://bit.ly/1drI4SL