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By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
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West Africa Ebola cases eclipse 400, MSF to set up treatment center in Sierra Leone

The number of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases reported in West Africa continues to climb with cases being reported in Boffa on Guinea’s coast to Telimele in Kindia region. New patients have also been registered More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, May 25th, 2014
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Crisis in South Sudan: conflict, famine and cholera

The conflict in South Sudan, which began in mid-December 2013, has left a third of the population severely food insecure. Many people are unable to farm, tend to their livestock and feed their families. According More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, March 31st, 2014
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Médecins Sans Frontières: Guinea Ebola outbreak ‘unprecedented’

Because the Ebola outbreak in Guinea  has spread to the capital of Conakry and is found in several other locations, this has prompted the humanitarian organization, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to describe More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, August 17th, 2013
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Somalia polio outbreak reaches 100 cases, ‘probably thousands more with the virus’ according to OCHA

According to the latest numbers from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the number of wild polio virus cases in Somalia has reached the 100 mark, this from a country that hadn’t seen polio since More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
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Violence against humanitarian aid workers prompts Doctors Without Borders to leave Somalia after more than two decades

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announced that they will be moving all of it’s programs out of Somalia due to increasing violence More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
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7,000 measles cases reported in northern Syria: MSF

In a follow up to a story two weeks ago,  Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is reporting a measles epidemic spreading across northern Syria where up to 7,000 cases of the viral respiratory disease has been reported. MSF More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 31st, 2013
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Doctors Without Borders vaccinate over 130,000 in South Sudan against meningitis A

In an effort to contain a meningococcal meningitis outbreak in South Sudan, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), in collaboration with the South Sudanese Ministry of Health vaccinated a total More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, February 8th, 2013
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Doctors without Borders issues statement on Nigeria polio worker killings

Humanitarian and medical aid organization, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) issued a statement today concerning the tragic murders of at least a dozen polio workers in Nigeria Friday. The More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 2nd, 2013
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Update: Doctors Without Borders treats nearly 4,000 refugees for hepatitis E in South Sudan

In a follow up to a report earlier this week, the epidemic of hepatitis E is escalating across refugee camps in South Sudan’s Maban County, according to a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, January 5th, 2013
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Doctors without Borders calls for the rapid availability of bedaquiline in countries with high levels of MDR-TB

Image/CDC In a follow-up to a story earlier this week, the international medical humanitarian organization, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling on the rapid registration of “Sirturo”, More...


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