Ebola

Ella Watson-Stryker (USA) is currently working as Health Promoter in MSF's emergency intervention in Kailahun, Sierra Leone. She tells the story of a young girl, one of many victims of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The first time I saw Tewa* was in the triage tent. She had come to MSF's Ebola...
Statement of Dr. Joanne Liu, International President of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Mr. Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Under-Secretary General, Madame Director General, Mr. Special Coordinator, Distinguished Delegates, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for this opportunity to brief member states on...
© Martin Zinggl/MSF
MSF denounces international inaction in Ebola-stricken African countries; states must deploy specialized medical assets now MSF International President United Nations special briefing on Ebola World leaders are failing to address the worst ever Ebola epidemic, and states with biological-disaster...
© Caroline Van Nespen/MSF
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is rapidly scaling up its operations in Liberia as the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to be chaotic and entirely inadequate. In its first week, MSF’s ebola newest management centre – also known as ELWA3 – in the capital Monrovia...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched a response to the confirmed Ebola viral hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). MSF, present in DRC for more than thirty years, is sending doctors, nurses, logistics experts and hygiene specialists to the...
© Sandra Smiley/MSF
The epidemic won't be contained without more treatment centers, coordinated action, logistical assets and health workers. Entire families are being wiped out. Health workers are dying by the dozens. The Ebola outbreak raging in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has already killed more people than...
It is with great sorrow that Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirms that three of our colleagues, a Guinean outreach worker, a Liberian nurse and a Sierra Leonean nurse, have passed away. On 19 August, our Guinean colleague was admitted to one of MSF’s Ebola management centres in Guinea. He...
© P.K. Lee/MSF
Despite the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaring the largest-recorded Ebola haemorrhagic fever epidemic an “international health emergency,” the international effort to stem the outbreak is dangerously inadequate to meet the needs required to control the spread of the virus. The number of...
© P.K. Lee/MSF
In a briefing organized by the journalist association “Association des Correspondents Auprès des Nations Unies” (ACUNU) in Geneva, Dr Joanne Liu, international president of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), gave an account of her recent visit to Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, sharing what MSF...
Additional information: How do health workers protect themselves from infection? Ebola patients need to be treated in isolation by staff wearing protective clothing. One of MSF’s main priorities in an Ebola outbreak is to train health staff to reduce the risk of transmission while caring for...
Subscribe to RSS - Ebola