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NPR reports on this week’s landmark ruling by India’s Supreme Court that means Indian generic drug manufacturers can keep producing affordable medicines for use in developing countries. Learn more about drug patents.

LISTEN NOW: NPR Interview In Syria, Addressing Medical Needs in an Embattled City
Nearly two years after the crisis in Syria began, the humanitarian situation in the country remains dire. Shinjiro Murata, head of our mission in northern Syria, talks to NPR about our efforts to address the growing medical needs.

LISTEN NOW: NPR Interview In Syria, Addressing Medical Needs in an Embattled City

Nearly two years after the crisis in Syria began, the humanitarian situation in the country remains dire. Shinjiro Murata, head of our mission in northern Syria, talks to NPR about our efforts to address the growing medical needs.

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Doctors Without Borders: Life-Saving Aid, Tough Compromises

Listen to this KQED interview with Sophie Delaunay, MSF USA executive director, on how we navigate on-the-ground realities while maintaining our humanitarian principles.For international humanitarian aid groups, saving lives inevitably involves compromise — such as negotiating with despots, putting employees in harm’s way and sometimes even promoting military intervention. 

Photo: A young boy works at an illegal gold mine in Dareta, Nigeria. © David Gilkey/NPR

If you missed the Twitter chat last week with NPR’s Jason Beaubien & @MSF_USA on lead poisoning in #NigeriaGold, check out the highlights here.

Photo: A young boy works at an illegal gold mine in Dareta, Nigeria. © David Gilkey/NPR

If you missed the Twitter chat last week with NPR’s Jason Beaubien & @MSF_USA on lead poisoning in #NigeriaGold, check out the highlights here.

Photo: Four-wheel drive is no match for the mud on the road to a gold mine in northern Nigeria. David Gilkey/NPR

In Nigerian Gold Rush, Lead Poisons Thousands Of Children

NPR featured our project treating lead poisoning in northern Nigeria, a crisis caused by unsafe mining and ore processing. Watch the video and slideshow here.

Today at noon ET, NPR’s Jason Beaubien is doing a live Twitter chat on lead poisoning in Nigeria. Follow @nprGlobalhealth and #NigeriaGold.

Photo: Four-wheel drive is no match for the mud on the road to a gold mine in northern Nigeria. David Gilkey/NPR

In Nigerian Gold Rush, Lead Poisons Thousands Of Children

NPR featured our project treating lead poisoning in northern Nigeria, a crisis caused by unsafe mining and ore processing. Watch the video and slideshow here.

Today at noon ET, NPR’s Jason Beaubien is doing a live Twitter chat on lead poisoning in Nigeria. Follow @nprGlobalhealth and #NigeriaGold.

Listen to NPR’s report on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. MSF’s Alfonso Verdu and Armand Sprecher are interviewed on the challenges that health care workers face in responding to it.

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Somalia, September 2011. (Photo: Yann Libessart/MSF)
Doctors without Borders is one of the few aid groups that works in  areas of Somalia controlled by al-Shabab militants.   The aid group has just  released a new book about the complexities of that sort of work.  It’s  called:  Humanitarian Negotiations Revealed. 
Duncan Mclean helps manage the group’s work in Somalia.  He says that  the hospital Doctors Without Borders operates on the outskirts of  Mogadishu treats any injured individual, including al-Shabab fighters.
“A certain degree of that aid that we’re providing will be used for  other ends than what we intended it to be,”  Mclean said. “And it would  be naïve to consider otherwise, to maintain this idealistic image of  aid work.”
Full interview with Mclean here.

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Somalia, September 2011. (Photo: Yann Libessart/MSF)

Doctors without Borders is one of the few aid groups that works in areas of Somalia controlled by al-Shabab militants. The aid group has just released a new book about the complexities of that sort of work. It’s called: Humanitarian Negotiations Revealed.

Duncan Mclean helps manage the group’s work in Somalia. He says that the hospital Doctors Without Borders operates on the outskirts of Mogadishu treats any injured individual, including al-Shabab fighters.

“A certain degree of that aid that we’re providing will be used for other ends than what we intended it to be,” Mclean said. “And it would be naïve to consider otherwise, to maintain this idealistic image of aid work.”

Full interview with Mclean here.

Somali Survivor Seeks to Give Back

Civil war destroyed Hussein Magale’s home in Somalia in 1992, when he was around two years old. Forced to flee, he spent the next 16 years in a Kenyan refugee camp.

“I was born in Somalia, raised up in Kenya, now I’m switching over to being an American,” he said.

“(People) live in an open prison, far away from justice and humanity,” Magale said. “They speak, but their voices are never heard.”

Doctors Without Borders eventually came to his camp. So Magale, who speaks three languages, began translating for them.“If they (doctors) were not like that, I wouldn’t have survived,” he said. “Working with them … I understood the power of a medical education.”

Now, he’s a biochemistry sophomore and an aspiring doctor. He translates for the University of Arizona Medical Center’s doctors and assists the Arizona Refugee Connection, which helps people worldwide.

He still has a lot of work ahead of him and medical school is some time away, but his goals for the future are very clear. “When I become a doctor,” he said, ”I’m planning to not only help Somalia or Somali refugees, but anyone who needs it most.”

Learn more on the work of Doctors Without Borders with Somali Refugees.

Listen below to Dr. Greg Elder from Doctors Without Borders being interviewed by NPR’s Scott Simon regarding the situation in Syria:

Click here for more information on MSF’s involvement with the situation in Syria.

Listen below to Dr. Greg Elder from Doctors Without Borders being interviewed by NPR’s Scott Simon regarding the situation in Syria:

Click here for more information on MSF’s involvement with the situation in Syria.

MSF’s Michael Neuman will be on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show today at noon, exploring the practical realities of conducting humanitarian negotiations in complex situations. He’s the editor of, Humanitarian Negotiations Revealed: The MSF Experience published on the occasion of MSF’s 40th anniversary, which addresses the evolution of humanitarian goals, the resistance to these goals, and the political arrangements that overcame (or failed to) this resistance. 

Tune in today at noon to listen live.Click here to listen to the archived show later.

MSF’s Michael Neuman will be on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show today at noon, exploring the practical realities of conducting humanitarian negotiations in complex situations. He’s the editor of, Humanitarian Negotiations Revealed: The MSF Experience published on the occasion of MSF’s 40th anniversary, which addresses the evolution of humanitarian goals, the resistance to these goals, and the political arrangements that overcame (or failed to) this resistance.

Tune in today at noon to listen live.
Click here to listen to the archived show later.

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From NPR Morning Edition:

Mozambique Has Patients Team Up To Tackle HIV
A Doctors Without Borders program that is revolutionizing HIV care has small groups of patients share tasks and support.