Malawi

Children and teenagers living with HIV are particularly vulnerable to stigmatisation and to the psychological burden of the disease, which often results in them struggling to follow anti-retroviral treatment. In Malawi, Médecins Sans Frontières’ “teen clubs” offer a safe space where younger...
The COVID-19 pandemic is having potentially catastrophic secondary impacts on the health of women and girls around the world. Decisions made at every level of the response to the pandemic are resulting in women being further cut off from sexual and reproductive health services, threatening sharp...
In 2018, an estimated 311,000 women died of cervical cancer. More than 85 per cent of those women lived in low- and middle-income countries. In the same year, 570,000 new cases were diagnosed. The inequality of cervical cancer is stark. In 42 countries it kills more women than any other cancer...
Esther, an advanced HIV patient interacting with Moses Luhanga, MSF Information Education and Communication Manager. In the picture, Moses is finding out how Esther is feeling. © Isabel Corthier/MSF
Despite having taken huge steps to reduce the prevalence of HIV and the numbers of people dying from it, many people in Malawi still get sick and develop advanced HIV. But a new model of care could help communities spot the symptoms of HIV and speed up the referral process, so that HIV positive...
Just after Cyclone Idai made landfall in southern Africa, international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) sent four experts in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to the region and mobilised thousands of volunteers around the world to produce high-...
The MSF teams in Mozambique for emergency medical response are supporting the Ministry of Health in taking care of suspected cholera patients. Gert Verdonck, MSF Emergency Coordinator in Beira said, “Given the sheer amount of water that passed through Beira during Cyclone Idai and the volume of...
MSF continues to expand our emergency responses in Mozambique for victims of Cyclone Idai at the outskirts of Beira city. Our emergency team set up mobile clinic in the area around Centro de Saude Marocanne health centre. The health centre itself is entirely destroyed, the MSF team provides primary...
Response to be scaled up shortly After two-and-a-half days on the ground in very challenging circumstances, the MSF emergency team in Beira, Mozambique managed to move from needs-assessment phase to initial medical assistance phase on Thursday (21 March). First day of activity was quite limited...
Cyclone Idai has already caused 202 dead in Mozambique, and the actual death toll is likely to be much higher. Team of 6 emergency-experienced MSF staff on the ground in Beira now. MSF sending more of its best emergency-experienced teams to the flood-affected areas. It has continued raining, and...
Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique and moved through neighboring Zimbabwe and parts of Malawi. According to the latest official reports, there are now 84 dead in Mozambique, but this number is likely to increase. Idai made its landfall near Beira, Mozambique around midnight of 14 March (local time). The...
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