Ebola

Since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Médecins Sans Frontières ( MSF) has admitted more than 4,500 patients to its care centres. Among these, more than 2,700 were confirmed as having Ebola. Amidst all the loss and suffering, there are several stories of survival. Today, out of...
Forced quarantine of asymptomatic health workers returning from fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is not grounded on scientific evidence and could undermine efforts to curb the epidemic at its source, the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirmed today (24 October 2014)that one of its international staff members who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola hemorrhagic fever. The staff member, an American citizen, was placed in isolation on Thursday, 23 October at Bellevue Hospital...
Interview on experimental treatments and vaccines with Dr Bertrand Draguez, Medical Director, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Dr Bertrand Draguez is MSF's Medical Director currently working on the West Africa Ebola outbreak. Here he explains why developing vaccines and treatments for Ebola is...
Following a new spike in Ebola cases in Guinea's capital, Conakry, MSF's Ebola management centre is approaching full capacity Conakry – the first major city to be affected by the West Africa Ebola outbreak – is currently seeing a massive spike in cases. In July, case numbers appeared to decrease in...
Ebola – Norwegian MSF staff member infected in Sierra Leone Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirms that one of its international staff members in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola hemorrhagic fever. The staff member, a Norwegian national on assignment in the city of Bo, was placed in...
Ane Bjøru Fjeldsæter is a 31-year-old psychologist from Trondheim, Norway. She recently spent one month working on MSF's Ebola response in Monrovia. Liberia is divided by an orange double fence. We built it to keep the sickness at bay. We built it to separate us (the healthy, the privileged) from...
It was exactly 10 years ago when I went on my first mission with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), or Doctors Without Borders, to Liberia, specifically Monrovia. It was a year after the end of the second Liberian civil war, which the locals had termed WW III. Fighting was still going on in the midst...
Statement of Jackson K.P. Naimah, Médecins Sans Frontières, Monrovia, Liberia I wish to thank Ambassador Power for inviting my organization, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), to address this gathering of nations who can help my people, my country, and my region. I am honored to represent MSF. We...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirms that one of its international staff members in Liberia has been diagnosed with Ebola hemorrhagic fever. The French MSF staff member currently on assignment in Monrovia was placed in isolation on Tuesday, September 16, after she developed a fever. Laboratory...
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