Hepatitis

In a global first, health workers in South Sudan have carried out a vaccination campaign in response to an outbreak of hepatitis E, raising hopes in the fight against a disease that is especially fatal for pregnant women. Hepatitis E is the most common cause of acute viral hepatitis, causing...
People in Bentiu in northern South Sudan are facing outbreaks to infectious and waterborne diseases, increased food insecurity and malnutrition, due to some of the most severe floods in decades. A failure from humanitarian organisations and authorities to scale up quickly enough in response has...
Hepatitis C PACT will work in Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe –collaborating with ‘champion countries’ that are already revolutionizing hepatitis care. The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), FIND, the global alliance for diagnostics, and...
On 9 July 2021, the Republic of South Sudan marked its tenth birthday. This significant milestone is also marred by the bloody legacy of its first decade, including a five-year civil war. At this very moment, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) released a new report titled South Sudan at 10: an MSF...
The violence and intimidation committed by security forces in Myanmar is creating a climate of fear and disrupting HIV patients' access to life-saving antiretroviral treatment. Ko Tin Maung Shwe is a high-risk patient who has both HIV and hepatitis C. He needs regular consultations to monitor his...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on Myanmar’s de facto military government and other groups to take all steps to ensure people have safe and unhindered access to healthcare regardless of where they seek it. Equally, medical staff must be able to provide life-saving care without attacks,...
As of early July, 141 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Cambodia. Roughly a quarter of these originated from a group of tourists who were travelling through the country in March when almost all of them got infected. When the first cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Cambodia in March, the...
Turn off the busy Maripur road and cross the railway line, water buffalos grazing to your right, tuk-tuks and brightly-painted trucks parked haphazardly on the verge to your left, and you’ll enter one of the main thoroughfares of Machar Colony in Karachi. Sprawling over an area of almost 300km2 it...
A simplified model of care for hepatitis C patients in Cambodia has shown outstanding results with 97% of patients cured from the disease in just three months, Médecins Sans Frontières‎ (MSF) said. Since 2016, MSF has treated more than 13,000 patients in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom P enh, through a...
Affordable generic versions from China could save millions of people’s lives Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today filed a legal patent challenge at China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), requesting the invalidation of the patent granted to US pharmaceutical corporation Gilead Sciences...
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