Ebola

Paul Jawor is a British water and sanitation specialist who has just returned from Equateur province in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) 1yesterday (28 May) started vaccinating Ebola frontline workers in Bikoro, Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where the organisation has been working with the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) over the past few weeks. This...
The Ebola outbreak continues in the Equateur province, with one new laboratory-confirmed case from the city of Mbandaka, which has a population of more than a million and is a busy port city located on the Congo River. This new case is linked with the epicentre of the epidemic, the east of Lake...
One case of Ebola has been confirmed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the Likati health zone of Bas Uele Province in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. A total of nine cases, including three deaths are so far being investigated. On Saturday 13 May, in coordination with the...
As UN General Assembly starts, MSF urges governments to set medical research policies that align with people’s health needs New MSF report exposes pharma industry failings and highlights new ways of researching and developing medicines that address public health needs Governments must do more to...
Two years since the first signs of the West Africa Ebola outbreak, the world today is little more prepared to respond to such an emergency than it was then, warns international humanitarian aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), while the lack of R&D into needed medicines and...
Last year, 75 hospitals managed or supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) were bombed. This was in violation of the most fundamental rules of war which gives protected status to medical facilities and its patients, regardless if the patients are civilians or wounded combatants. Beyond the...
The severity of the West Africa Ebola epidemic saw MSF launch one of the largest emergency operations in its 44-year history. Between March 2014 and December 2015, MSF responded in the three most affected countries - Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia – and also to the spread of cases to Nigeria,...
As Liberia today celebrates 42 days without any new Ebola infections - effectively marking the end of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on the global health community to draw on lessons learnt in order to be better prepared for future similar outbreaks. MSF is...
A malaria drug may have reduced risk of dying among a group of Ebola patients in Liberia during the height of the outbreak in 2014, according to a retrospective study published by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and its research arm Epicentre, in the New England Journal of...
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