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Join us Dec. 4 for “Disaster, Ignored”, a webcast on the current situation in Central African Republic (CAR). Violence in CAR has raged on over the last year, displacing some 400,000 people and further worsening their access to health care. MSF Director of Operations Marie-Noelle Rodrigue, and two US-based aid workers, nurse Michelle Mays and Dr. Yolaine Civil, will lead the discussion. Register here: http://disasterignored.eventbrite.com/

Photo by Ton Koene

Join us Dec. 4 for “Disaster, Ignored”, a webcast on the current situation in Central African Republic (CAR). Violence in CAR has raged on over the last year, displacing some 400,000 people and further worsening their access to health care. MSF Director of Operations Marie-Noelle Rodrigue, and two US-based aid workers, nurse Michelle Mays and Dr. Yolaine Civil, will lead the discussion. Register here: http://disasterignored.eventbrite.com/


“Once we operated for 40 hours straight with only one 2-hour break. Then we slept for 3 hours, and operated for another 12 to 14 hours after that. We started Dec. 23 and finished Dec. 26. We didn’t realize it was Christmas until the day after.” —Dr. John de Csepel, MSF trauma surgeon in Syria. 

If you’d like to send some words of encouragement to our medical and logistics staff working far from home over the holidays, we will include your note in our holiday packages. Visit our message board by Monday: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/donate/messages/  

“Once we operated for 40 hours straight with only one 2-hour break. Then we slept for 3 hours, and operated for another 12 to 14 hours after that. We started Dec. 23 and finished Dec. 26. We didn’t realize it was Christmas until the day after.” —Dr. John de Csepel, MSF trauma surgeon in Syria.

If you’d like to send some words of encouragement to our medical and logistics staff working far from home over the holidays, we will include your note in our holiday packages. Visit our message board by Monday: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/donate/messages/  

An MSF nurse performs an ante-natal consultation for a pregnant woman in one of MSF’s makeshift hospitals in Syria. “Before this war people in Syria had good quality health care,” said MSF surgeon Steve Rubin. “Many Syrians really want that care again. But in this area, other than us, all the other medical facilities are doing war trauma. So they come here because this is their only option.”
Photo by Cathy Janssens/MSF

An MSF nurse performs an ante-natal consultation for a pregnant woman in one of MSF’s makeshift hospitals in Syria. “Before this war people in Syria had good quality health care,” said MSF surgeon Steve Rubin. “Many Syrians really want that care again. But in this area, other than us, all the other medical facilities are doing war trauma. So they come here because this is their only option.”

Photo by Cathy Janssens/MSF

See the new documentary ‘Fire in the Blood’ at IFC Center in New York City through Thursday. An intricate tale of “medicine, monopoly, and malice,” it tells the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments aggressively blocked access to affordable AIDS drugs in Africa and the global south, leading to ten million or more unnecessary deaths. It is also the inspiring story of the improbable group of people who decided to fight back. Get details

See the new documentary ‘Fire in the Blood’ at IFC Center in New York City through Thursday. An intricate tale of “medicine, monopoly, and malice,” it tells the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments aggressively blocked access to affordable AIDS drugs in Africa and the global south, leading to ten million or more unnecessary deaths. It is also the inspiring story of the improbable group of people who decided to fight back. Get details

The U.S. and 11 other countries are negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPP) in secret. Provisions of the deal could keep affordable lifesaving medicines out of the hands of people in developing countries. We want negotiation texts made public. 

The U.S. and 11 other countries are negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPP) in secret. Provisions of the deal could keep affordable lifesaving medicines out of the hands of people in developing countries. We want negotiation texts made public. 

Two trucks crammed full of people collide at night in Haiti. There are scores of injured patients; the MSF team comes together to save everyone they can. Read more 
Photo by Emilie Régnier

Two trucks crammed full of people collide at night in Haiti. There are scores of injured patients; the MSF team comes together to save everyone they can. Read more

Photo by Emilie Régnier

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After 28 weeks, a widespread outbreak of measles in Katsina State, Nigeria, has ended. MSF had been regularly visiting 300 health facilities, and donated treatments for 14,290 people. Read more

Photo by Yozo Kawabe

After 28 weeks, a widespread outbreak of measles in Katsina State, Nigeria, has ended. MSF had been regularly visiting 300 health facilities, and donated treatments for 14,290 people. Read more

"Today we’re on the verge of starting a vaccination campaign against pneumococcal disease in Yida refugee camp (in South Sudan). What we would like to do is actually vaccinate all the children under five against pneumococcal disease but we simply can’t afford to do that at the prices we’re being made to pay for the pneumococcal vaccine.” -Dr. Greg Elder, Deputy Director of MSF Operations

"Today we’re on the verge of starting a vaccination campaign against pneumococcal disease in Yida refugee camp (in South Sudan). What we would like to do is actually vaccinate all the children under five against pneumococcal disease but we simply can’t afford to do that at the prices we’re being made to pay for the pneumococcal vaccine.” -Dr. Greg Elder, Deputy Director of MSF Operations

She is on the brink of killing herself and then (thank goodness, thank goodness, thank goodness) she phones our councellor Kural.
Dr. Emily Wise, working with TB patients in Uzbekistan, in her blog post about how suicide is one of the potential side-effects of available drug-resistant TB medication
Fasting in solidarity: an MSF psychologist working with child TB patients in Tajikistan describes her first Ramadan fast. Read more
Photo by Terry Porsild/MSF

Fasting in solidarity: an MSF psychologist working with child TB patients in Tajikistan describes her first Ramadan fast. Read more

Photo by Terry Porsild/MSF

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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Just back from Yida refugee camp, South Sudan, #Atlanta native Elizabeth Elliott says the hardest part is leaving people. 

U.S. surgeon Steve Rubin is working in an inflatable operating theatre in northern Syria, where the health care system has been destroyed by war. See a video about treating patients in Syria here.

U.S. surgeon Steve Rubin is working in an inflatable operating theatre in northern Syria, where the health care system has been destroyed by war. See a video about treating patients in Syria here.

If you could ask the international president of Doctors Without Borders/MSF anything, what would it be? Go to Reddit now for the AMA! http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1it4je/i_am_unni_karunakara_international_president_of/
Ask MSF’s International President, Dr. Unni Karunakara, anything on @Reddit on Monday at 9am EDT @Reddit_AMA

Ask MSF’s International President, Dr. Unni Karunakara, anything on @Reddit on Monday at 9am EDT @Reddit_AMA