Ebola

A clinical trial of a possible treatment for Ebola began on 1 st January at ELWA 3, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)'s Ebola Management Centre in Monrovia, Liberia. Led by Oxford University, the trial aims to determine if the anti-viral drug brincidofovir is a safe and effective treatment for Ebola...
A clinical trial for a possible treatment for Ebola started in Guinea on the 17th of December. The trial is led by the French medical research institute INSERM and is taking place at MSF’s Ebola Treatment Centre in Guéckédou, in the east of the country. Although every experimental treatment for...
The Ebola situation has improved in Lofa County and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has decided to withdraw from the area. New actors have arrived to help and since 30 October there have been no more Ebola patients in the Ebola Management Centre (EMC) in Foya. The success of MSF's intervention in...
As part of its ongoing emergency response to Ebola in West Africa, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has carried out the largest-ever distribution of antimalarials in Sierra Leone, alongside the Ministry of Health. Teams distributed 1.5 million antimalarial treatments to...
Inside the Ebola treatment center, areas are strictly identified as high-risk, low risk and the outside which is with unknown risk.
The international response to Ebola in West Africa has so far been patchy and slow, and has left local people, national governments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to do most of the practical, hands-on work. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today that the...
At the triage, there is a book for patient registration and it records all the important information including name, gender, age, and the most important column - the Ebola test result.
Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) confirms that one of its international staff members, a Spanish national, has been evacuated from Mali to Spain as a precautionary measure following an exposure incident. The staff member, a Spanish national on assignment in Bamako, was...
In Sierra Leone, MSF is running two Ebola Case Management Centres – one in Bo and another in Kailahun – with over 1,400 staff. The Kailahun Ebola Case Management Centre was opened on 26 June 2014. To date MSF teams have admitted a more than 600 patients with confirmed Ebola, of whom 292 have...
Swift and coordinated action is of paramount importance in the days immediately after new cases are reported, the medical organisation says After a new case of Ebola was detected in the Malian capital, Bamako, on 11 November, Médécins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has reinforced its...
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