The most important thing is to engage communities – vaccination campaigns cannot be effective if they don’t reach people
Measles and Ebola are two highly contagious and deadly viruses that are devastating communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo. MSF vaccination expert and doctor, Nicolas Peyraud, reveals how our frontline teams are responding to this double epidemic.
I was struck by the sight of a very old woman seeking refuge in a precarious makeshift shelter... days later, when we returned to provide a tent, it was already too late
In October 2019, heavy rains and flooding in Somalia submerged cities and forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes. Humanitarian affairs advisor Mohamed shares the devastation he has witnessed, as well as the challenge faced by our emergency response teams.
Looking at the masses of patients in the wards and emergency and outpatient departments, I kept wondering whether we hadn’t already treated half of the city
MSF often hits the headlines when an emergency becomes breaking news, such as a natural disaster or war. But, we also provide day-to-day healthcare in places such as Bujumbura, Burundi, where long-term issues have challenged the healthcare system. Anaesthetist Kariantti takes us inside L’Arche de Kigobe trauma centre.
When there is substantial, credible evidence of danger to human or environmental health, protective action should be taken - even if all of the evidence isn’t yet in
In the midst of an emergency, our focus will always be on saving lives. But what role should humanitarians play in a broader issue like the climate crisis? Canadian advocacy officer Sandra Smiley asks an important question.
Snipers lurk behind their poverty-ridden homes and there is trauma in their souls
Many around the world have forgotten there is a conflict in eastern Ukraine. However, after five years, traumas and tragedies are still affecting people. This article in memory of Maria, who lived in the Ukrainian frontline village of Opytne, is written by MSF press officer Iveta and her colleague Zdeněk who visited in late 2019.
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