Cholera

MSF teams in Port-au-Prince remain prepared; Treatment centers offer the best defense In the midst of the current cholera outbreak in Haiti, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical teams continue to treat patients. As of October 31, MSF has treated close to 3,600 people who presented to medical...
A demonstration at a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) cholera treatment center in the Haitian town of St. Marc on Tuesday, October 26, has disrupted efforts to prevent the spread of cholera and treat people already suffering from the disease, MSF said today. Construction of a 400-bed cholera...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continued to support the Haitian Ministry of Health in response to the outbreak of cholera in and around the Artibonite area north of Port-au-Prince, widening its work in the most affected areas and preparing for any further spread of the disease. There have been some...
St. Marc MSF teams continue to work with the Haitian Ministry of Health at St. Nicholas Hospital. Plans are underway to erect a cholera treatment center in the town, which should be functional within the week. Petite Riviere de l'Artibonite MSF is setting up a 20-bed cholera treatment center in the...
Following the outbreak of acute diarrhea in the Artibonite region of Haiti, Médecins Sans Frontières medical teams—including doctors, nurses, and logisticians—immediately traveled to the affected areas along the Artibonite River, between the cities of Saint-Marc and Mirebalais. According to Haitian...
A long drought in Chad, followed by torrential rains, has destroyed crops, flooded wells and cut off villages. Weakened by malnutrition and without access to clean water, people are particularly vulnerable to outbreaks of cholera in the region. “After a long drought, everyone was looking forward to...
MSF has set up treatment centers in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria after an outbreak of cholera occurred in a number of places in the whole region. In early summer, a cholera outbreak appeared in four neighboring countries in western Africa. Although cholera is endemic in the region, there have...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has completed a seven month-long emergency cholera intervention in Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea’s first cholera outbreak in 50 years started in Morobe province in July 2009. In October, cholera was detected in the northern province of Madang, followed by another...
In May 2009, one million people fled fighting in Swat valley and Buner district to Mardan, a district in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province. More than 80 percent of the displaced stayed with host families. Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) helped local health clinics and...
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