Charges against rescues at sea dropped Seven years of falsehoods swept away, but attacks continue. Saving lives is not a crime.

As Gavi plans next five-year strategy, it must do more to get vaccines to people excluded from vaccination

As Gavi plans next five-year strategy, it must do more to get vaccines to people excluded from vaccination

With routine vaccination efforts failing to reach people in fragile and emergency settings, MSF is seeing low vaccination coverage and more outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, like diphtheria and measles.

Sudan is facing a colossal man-made catastrophe; MSF calls for an urgent, rapid scale-up of the humanitarian response

Sudan is facing a colossal man-made catastrophe; MSF calls for an urgent, rapid scale-up of the humanitarian response

After one year of war, the aid provided to millions of people is a drop in the ocean due to political blockages created by the warring parties and lack of action from the United Nations and international humanitarian organisations.

Statement on Sudan from Dr Christos Christou, International President of Médecins Sans Frontières

Statement on Sudan from Dr Christos Christou, International President of Médecins Sans Frontières

“Sudan is one of the worst crises the world has seen for decades. There are extreme levels of suffering across the country, the needs are growing by the day, but the humanitarian response is deeply inadequate. We have responded to multiple mass casualty events and emergencies over the past year. We have performed life-saving surgical procedures, assisted women to give birth – including with emergency C-sections – and treated children in our paediatric wards and inpatient therapeutic feeding centres, trying to save their lives. In refugee camps and locations hosting displaced people, we have improved water and sanitation conditions, run mobile clinics and vaccinated children. But in many of the areas where we work, we are the sole humanitarian organisation there. Before the start of the war, there were dozens of international organisations responding across the country. Now, there are almost none. For a crisis of this scale, this is unfathomable, unacceptable and it cannot be allowed to continue.

 
UKRAINE: Pokrovsk, Donetsk Region 
MSF Condemns Missile Attack that Destroyed its Office in Donetsk Region

  UKRAINE: Pokrovsk, Donetsk Region MSF Condemns Missile Attack that Destroyed its Office in Donetsk Region

The international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) strongly condemns the missile attack on its office in Pokrovsk, Donetsk region, Ukraine, on April 5th, at approximately 3:15 am. The building was destroyed completely and five people were injured, including MSF’s security staff.  As a result, MSF has suspended its medical humanitarian activities in the Donetsk region temporarily, except supporting emergency care and ambulance referral services. “This act of violence against a humanitarian organisation cannot be brushed off as just another casualty of war,” says Vincenzo Porpiglia, emergency coordinator for MSF in Ukraine. “Attacks on any facility where humanitarian staff work not only jeopardize the safety of our staff but also hinder the provision of lifesaving care to those in need.”  

New MSF costing study in JAMA reveals dramatic markup on prices of new diabetes medicines and insulin pens

GLP-1 drugs (e.g. Ozempic) are sold at a nearly 40,000% markup in the US, but are unavailable in low- and middle-income countries; and treating diabetes using insulin pen devices could be 30% less expensive than using vials and syringes if priced lower.

Ongoing measles crises in South Sudan and Yemen.

MSF is currently responding to measles outbreaks in both countries where low vaccination rates and challenging access to healthcare is leading to high numbers of complex cases.

MSF RESCUE SHIP DETAINED IN ITALY FOLLOWING THREATS BY LIBYAN COAST GUARD

MSF RESCUE SHIP DETAINED IN ITALY FOLLOWING THREATS BY LIBYAN COAST GUARD

22 March 2024, Rome, Italy

Lebanon: Five months into border conflict, displaced people’s needs are on the rise

Lebanon: Five months into border conflict, displaced people’s needs are on the rise

MSF: Concerns over increase of malnutrition among mothers in Yemen

Mayasa sits on her son’s bed in Abs general hospital in Yemen’s Hajjah governorate. Two-year-old Mohammad was admitted to the hospital’s inpatient therapeutic feeding centre after he was diagnosed with malnutrition accompanied by pneumonia and diarrhoea.

MSF calls for emergency stockpile of Ebola treatments ten years after world’s deadliest outbreak

MSF calls for emergency stockpile of Ebola treatments ten years after world’s deadliest outbreak

Geneva/Brussels, 18 March 2024 – As the world marks ten years since the deadliest Ebola virus disease outbreak that killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is disappointed that while two approved Ebola treatments now exist, they are not readily available via an emergency stockpile for use in places where they would likely be needed in a future outbreak.

Tuberculosis: MSF launches unprecedented project to tackle underdiagnosis among children

Tuberculosis: MSF launches unprecedented project to tackle underdiagnosis among children

Tuberculosis (TB) in children is a silent scourge: one child dies of tuberculosis every three minutes and more than half of all children with TB are never diagnosed. Taking the opportunity of a set of new recommendations by the World Health Organisation (WHO), MSF has launched a worldwide project aiming to increase the number of children diagnosed with TB as well as improve their treatment experience and prevent new cases.

Nigeria: Neglected humanitarian crisis escalates in northwest, warns MSF.

Nigeria: Neglected humanitarian crisis escalates in northwest, warns MSF.

11 March 2024 – The level of humanitarian support available to respond to people’s critical needs in northern Nigeria is in dramatic decline. In the northwest, a humanitarian crisis persists, with catastrophic levels of malnutrition and recurrent outbreaks of preventable diseases, says international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Yet, the situation is largely being ignored by donors and aid organisations.

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