Ebola

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...
United Nations Member States Briefing on the Ebola outbreak and Response in West Africa, Geneva, 16 September 2014 Remarks by Dr. Joanne Liu, International President, Médecins Sans Frontières Ms. Under Secretary General, Mr. Special Coordinator, Mr. Assistant Director General, Distinguished...
> Please donate today to scale up our response to Ebola outbreak The Ebola centers that Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is now running in West Africa are the largest ever built. This is the inside of the high-risk zone of one of these Ebola centers. A center is always divided into two zones: one...
Pierre Trbovic, an anthropologist from Belgium, arrived in the Liberian capital, Monrovia in late August to help with MSF's response to the Ebola epidemic. Finding the treatment centre full, health staff overwhelmed, and sick people queuing in the street, Pierre volunteered for the heartwrenching...
Because they live in communities deeply affected by the current Ebola outbreak in Western Africa, MSF staff are not spared by the risk of infection. Despite very strict safety measures imposed by MSF in the workplace, risk zero does not exist and the biggest threat remains transmission within the...
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