Ebola

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...
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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...
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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...
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What is the status of research for Ebola vaccines and treatment ? We are in regular contact with researchers and we are aware that there are a handful of Ebola drugs and vaccines currently in early stages of development. There are a couple of drug candidates that have shown real promise among non-...
Emergency teams from the international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are continuing their efforts to fight the Ebola epidemic in west Africa. The disease has claimed 932 lives, according to the World Health Organization, since the outbreak began in March this year. Over recent...
(Numbers current as of last weekend) Médecins Sans Frontières(MSF) is currently working to treat patients and contain the Ebola outbreak that is currently gripping Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia in West Africa. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there have been 779 cases and 481...
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With Ebola continuing to spread in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, bringing the epidemic under control will require a massive deployment of resources by governments in West Africa and aid organisations, according to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), while warning that it has reached the limits of...
MSF  Ebola treatment center in Guinea © Sylvain CHERKAOUI
While the number of patients appeared to be in decline, new cases of Ebola have been reported in Guinea and Sierra Leone. The virus has already affected more than 300 people in West Africa. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is continuing its work supporting health authorities in the two countries,...
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MSF is deploying more than 60 international staff and 270 Guinean and Liberian staff to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has so far claimed 135 lives according to official numbers. MSF is supporting local health authorities by caring for infected patients and implementing...
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