Democratic Republic of the Congo

12 hours flight to Amsterdam, 11 hours flight to Kigali, the capital of Rwanda then 7+ hours of car drive to Bukavu, one of the big cities at eastern Congo right next to the border. 
 
After the escape of one of our abducted colleagues, MSF asks for help to find the three other members of our team who were taken more than a year ago. On Friday, August 29, Chantal, one of the four members of the MSF team abducted in North Kivu, was found unharmed. However, MSF remains with no news...
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...
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MSF releases report on shocking humanitarian situation in eastern DR Congo Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) is in the grip of an emergency. For two decades, persistent conflict in its eastern provinces and instability in other regions and a dysfunctional health system have led to recurrent...
Access Campaign With the start of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations taking place in Brunei in August, MSF warned that the negotiators were moving towards finalizing a deal that in fact would restrict access to affordable medicines and constrain governments’ ability to...
Access Campaign The US Food and Drug Administration approved the new HIV drug dolutegravir on 13 Aug, but drug’s producer ViiV's indicating it would pursue a ‘tiered-pricing’ strategy that will keep the drug out of reach for people who need it, limiting the use and sale of generic versions to only...
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Barrie ROONEY, a laboratory scientist from County Leitrim, Ireland swapped her lecturing job in Kent, England to join MSF’s mobile sleeping sickness team in a remote corner of Democratic Republic of Congo. She describes days getting up before dawn to screen whole villages for the disease and nights...
South Sudan MSF strongly condemns the destruction at its hospital in Pibor town, South Sudan, purposefully conducted to render the hospital inoperable. The MSF hospital is the only hospital facility for Pibor county.3,000 patients have been treated over the first three months of the year in this...
Ten days after fighting took a heavy toll in town of Pinga, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo, the situation remains tense and unpredictable. Some population continue to flee the place as rumours of potential fighting continues to be spread among the population. Only half of the...
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