Health promotion

Some communities in Hebron 'Area C' face challenges accessing basic healthcare due to administrative restrictions and lack of transportation. Women are particularly affected. More than half of the West Bank is under Area C designation, meaning it is under direct Israeli civil and military control,...
In June, panic began to spread through Indonesian communities as COVID-19 cases started to be reported by health authorities. Rumours, myths and fake news proliferated. Community leaders and officials were bombarded by questions from community members pleading for clear facts about COVID-19. “We...
As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, many people are unable to shelter in relative safety. With increased infection rates among homeless populations in Brazil, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are adapting activities to provide aid to the most vulnerable. MSF staff conduct health...
What does it take to get essential humanitarian aid to the people who need it? Médecins Sans Frontières, also known as Doctors Without Borders, is an international humanitarian organization that operates in all corners of the globe in countless different contexts. We respond to both widely-known...
Despite the end of Colombia’s 50-year long conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP) in November 2016, the country still faces many challenges.
The international response in Uganda is failing refugees and must prioritise life-saving supplies such as food and water to prevent a medical emergency, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said . Governments and international organisations are meeting in Kampala on 22 and 23 June...
Interview with Bart Bardock, Nigeria Emergency Response Unit (NERU) Project Coordinator. NERU has been working since February in Nigeria’s Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi and Niger states collecting samples, doing surveillance work and supporting the national vaccination campaign to reduce the impact of the...
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...
The Israeli blockade in place since 2007 makes it extremely difficult for anyone to leave the Gaza Strip, so Palestinian health professionals have not been able to go abroad for training and to update their knowledge and skills. One of the objectives of MSF's programme in Gaza is therefore to...
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