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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.

Anderson Cooper 360 Interviews MSF Director on Hurricane Sandy Efforts 


Anderson Coopers speaks to Sophie Delaunay about our first medical clinics in the United States.

"We learned our lessons from Katrina when we thought the medical needs would be covered, and when we realized there were gaps it was too late for us to react," says Sophie Delaunay.

Photo: A child at MSF’s intensive feeding center in Guidam Roumdji, Maradi region. Niger 2011 © Alessandra Vilas Boas
Rotavirus Research Results Show Need to Tailor Vaccines to Improve Their Impact
Cape Town/Geneva/New York, November 8, 2012- Research presented today by Epicentre, the epidemiological research arm of MSF and other African researchers, contributes to the growing body of evidence that the two existing rotavirus vaccines may not be best adapted for use in Africa.
“Vaccine developers have not taken into account the full rotavirus picture in places that are hardest hit by diarrheal illness and deaths caused by rotavirus,” said Dr. Anne-Laure Page, an epidemiologist at Epicentre. “This study adds to the growing body of research that underscores the need to ensure that vaccines are developed that effectively address the needs of developing countries.”
The two available rotavirus vaccines were developed and tested in industrialized countries, and have an efficacy rate of 90 percent against severe diarrhea in these countries, compared to an estimated 50-60 percent in countries in Africa and Asia. The current vaccines are also bulky and have a limited shelf life at room temperature, further making them unsuitable for developing countries that lack adequate refrigeration capacity.
“The fact that currently available vaccines are not easy to use in the places that are hardest to reach contributes to the fact that 22 million children born each year do not receive even the basic vaccination package,” said Elder.

Photo: A child at MSF’s intensive feeding center in Guidam Roumdji, Maradi region. Niger 2011 © Alessandra Vilas Boas

Rotavirus Research Results Show Need to Tailor Vaccines to Improve Their Impact

Cape Town/Geneva/New York, November 8, 2012- Research presented today by Epicentre, the epidemiological research arm of MSF and other African researchers, contributes to the growing body of evidence that the two existing rotavirus vaccines may not be best adapted for use in Africa.

“Vaccine developers have not taken into account the full rotavirus picture in places that are hardest hit by diarrheal illness and deaths caused by rotavirus,” said Dr. Anne-Laure Page, an epidemiologist at Epicentre. “This study adds to the growing body of research that underscores the need to ensure that vaccines are developed that effectively address the needs of developing countries.”

The two available rotavirus vaccines were developed and tested in industrialized countries, and have an efficacy rate of 90 percent against severe diarrhea in these countries, compared to an estimated 50-60 percent in countries in Africa and Asia. The current vaccines are also bulky and have a limited shelf life at room temperature, further making them unsuitable for developing countries that lack adequate refrigeration capacity.

“The fact that currently available vaccines are not easy to use in the places that are hardest to reach contributes to the fact that 22 million children born each year do not receive even the basic vaccination package,” said Elder.

The staff giving tours at our Starved for Attention exhibit today have all worked in malnutrition clinics in the field—they have great first-hand experiences to share.

Come see us here in Union Square, or later this week in Brooklyn at Grand Army Plaza.

The staff giving tours at our Starved for Attention exhibit today have all worked in malnutrition clinics in the field—they have great first-hand experiences to share.

Come see us here in Union Square, or later this week in Brooklyn at Grand Army Plaza.

We had an early morning setup for our Starved for Attention exhibition in Union Square today. Come see us today from 9am-5pm, and the rest of the week in Brooklyn.

Later this month and into October we’ll also be in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.

Doctors Without Borders in NYC at Union Square tomorrow

Meet Doctors Without Borders aid workers and see how we treat malnutrition in the field Tuesday, September 12, at Union Square in NYC, and the rest of the week at Prospect Park in Brooklyn.

Click “Like” if you’re coming! More info here.

1990
MSF-USA is Created
MSF opens an office in New York City, its first outside Europe. A year later, offices open in Canada and Italy as well, and the International Office is formed, based in Geneva.

Civil War in Liberia
MSF provides emergency care at the height of the fighting.

Learn more about MSF’s history at our website.

New York, NY: Benefit concert for Doctors Without Borders in Haiti

On February 16th, the L’Ensemble Médical choir and orchestra, alongside members of The Barnard Columbia chorus, will be gracing the stage of Carnegie Hall in New York City to perform J.S. Bach’s epic Mass in B Minor. This performance of the nearly two-hour composition will be conducted by Gundi Gabrielle and will feature Director Gail Archer and Soprano Emily Hindricks. A percentage of the ticket sales and all additional gifts will be donated to Doctors Without Borders to support their ongoing work in Haiti.

Tickets starting at $18
Call CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or go to www.carnegiehall.org, or visit the Box Office at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue

www.lensemblemedical.com

Location

Carnegie Hall
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
881 7th Ave (57th Street and Seventh Ave)
New York, 10019

(Source: doctorswithoutborders.org)