2007

Mortality rates and the medical and nutritional situation among the refugees that have been entering Cameroon for over a year have exceeded emergency thresholds. In response to this situation, MSF has begun targeted food distribution to meet the vital needs of this vulnerable population. Now more...
The number of children admitted to Takeo Provincial hospital, in southeast Cambodia where MSF is helping fight an outbreak of dengue, has slightly decreased. Admissions have fallen from an average 200 patients per week to 125 this week. "We've seen an encouraging drop in the number of admissions...
An MSF national staff member was shot dead on Monday July 9th at 10:30 AM in the provincial town of Beledweyne, in the Hiraan region. It is with great sadness that the humanitarian medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) learnt of the violent death of Ibrahim Abdi Isse, hospital...
When Somchai from Kalasin in northeast Thailand realised he was HIV positive he just couldn't believe it. He was working in a factory in Bangkok at the time and felt strong and healthy. But then he developed herpes zoster, a painful skin condition, his girlfriend left him and his health further...
Amorn is a lightly built, fragile looking boy. His emaciated face bears slight marks, remnants of the side effects he developed to his first line AIDS treatment. Amorn looks a bit too short and skinny for his age. You could easily feel there was something wrong with him and that’s precisely what...
Somying realised she was HIV positive eleven years ago during a routine check up at her local clinic, while she was pregnant with her youngest child. "It was such a shock! ARVs were not available in Thailand at the time and the doctors told me my baby would have a 50% chance of being infected," she...
The people find themselves caught in an impossible situation, facing daily threats, pillages, beatings, killings and rape at the hands of marauding soldiers or organised troops from both factions. Today the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is emerging from brutal conflict and war that caused...
As the morning temperature rises over the sprawling slum of On Nuch, one of Bangkok's eastern suburbs, 33 year-old Somying and her teenage son are standing on the canal's bank. For the last three months, waiting for the iceboat in the simmering heat has become part of their daily routine. The...
Thailand is one of the few countries that has committed itself to offering free HIV treatment to all those who need it. But right now the country has only a budget for a limited number of patients. In January, the Thai ministry of health issued a compulsory license allowing the production or import...
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