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Medecins Sans Frontieres

Intimidation, Uncertainty Mar Aid Work in Myanmar's Rakhine State

Kyle Knight | Posted 09.20.2014 | World
Kyle Knight

The aid response in the western Burmese state has been tricky since two bouts of communal violence between Rakhine Buddhists and the minority Rohingya Muslims in June and October 2012 resulted in more than 140,000 people -- mostly Rohingyas -- being forced to flee to camps.

Doctors Without Borders Volunteer Contracts Ebola

Reuters | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact

PARIS, Sept 17 (Reuters) - A French volunteer working for Medecins Sans Frontieres in Liberia has contracted the Ebola virus, the medical charity sa...

UN: To End Ebola, Every Country Needs To Think 'What Can We Do To Help'

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact

(Changes dateline to United Nations from New York, adds U.N. and WHO comments) UNITED NATIONS, Sept 2 (Reuters) - The worst ever outbr...

Srebrenica Forgiveness!!

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.10.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Every year we commemorate the genocide, we expect that those who betrayed Srebrenica might this time ask for forgiveness from the survivors. Instead, much of Europe appears inclined to forget Srebrenica and punish all Bosnian & Herzegovinians ("BiH") for reminding it of its collective failure to prevent the genocide.

Is All Well in the World of Vaccination? We Think a Booster Is Desperately Needed

Dr. Manica Balasegaram | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Manica Balasegaram

While there have been significant achievements accomplished in the field of immunization, including by the GAVI Alliance, to bring new vaccines to the poorest countries, persistent gaps have revealed that immunization needs a major booster shot.

Hissen, a Brave Boy

Dr. Raghu Venugopal | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
Dr. Raghu Venugopal

In medicine, we are taught to examine a patient by first looking and then palpating (or touching). Next, we percuss (a gentle knocking on the patient which often is not needed) and then we auscultate (or listen with our stethoscope). The routine is unconscious after doing it enough.

My Miserable Week in North Korea as a VIP Guest

Richard Walden | Posted 06.04.2013 | World
Richard Walden

After more than 30 years of humanitarian aid operations in some of the world's most dangerous and/or autocratically-run places, I felt that it was at least worth a try to see what access an international NGO could have to people in need.

Mahmood Digs U2

Dr. Raghu Venugopal | Posted 05.21.2013 | World
Dr. Raghu Venugopal

Nothing beats having fun in medicine and helping a child get through a potentially painful procedure. Was it Bono in action on stage, a great song by an incredible band or a cool little gizmo that helped Mahmood and me get this test done?

Marion Comes to the MSF Tree Clinic

Dr. Raghu Venugopal | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Dr. Raghu Venugopal

Marion, age 3, was first registered in our malnutrition program. She was measured and found to be 90 centimeters tall and was only 9.9 kilograms. For her to be moderately malnourished she had to be at least 11 kilograms.

House call to... Chad: The Good Name of MSF

Dr. Raghu Venugopal | Posted 04.24.2013 | World
Dr. Raghu Venugopal

Generations of MSF'ers have struggled alongside the Chadians for the past 31 years we have been here. I silently thanked my predecessors. Their hard work and dedication has built the good name of MSF.

Regime Uses Medicine As A Weapon, Doctors Without Borders Reports

Posted 02.08.2012 | World

When a 29-year-old cameraman was shot in the hand during an attack by Syrian security forces, he did not go to the hospital. The pain was unbearable, ...

Foreign Doctors Without Borders Workers Die In Somalia Attack

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 02.29.2012 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — A second foreigner working with Doctors Without Borders died of his wounds in an attack in Somalia that also killed the group's...

America to Be Examined for Vision Impairment

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.30.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

Questions over the state of the country's eyesight arose after President Obama said that "Some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. The U.S. is different."

Financing Global Health Aid and Protecting Wall Street: Enact a Financial Speculation Tax

Anand Reddi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anand Reddi

A 0.005% financial speculation tax -- a "pinprick" for international banks -- would be an important stream of revenue for domestic and global development initiatives.

For Doctors Without Borders, the Welfare of Patients Always Comes First

Matthew Spitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Spitzer

Fundamental to our work are the principles of neutrality and impartiality. Suggestions that we would put the welfare of patients at risk due to political or other biases are simply unfounded.

Truth and Reconciliation: President Obama's Global Health Initiative and HIV/AIDS -- Raising the Bar

Anand Reddi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anand Reddi

Eradication of HIV is possible if the world community remains fully committed to funding cost-effective antiretroviral treatment initiatives. Treating our way out is indeed possible.

United States Global Health Policy: HIV/AIDS Treatment Funding At Risk Under President Obama

Anand Reddi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anand Reddi

The diminishing commitment by the G8 towards HIV/AIDS treatment funding is a major topic at the Vienna AIDS conference. Sadly, the perception that HIV/AIDS is no longer an emergency is misinformed.

Six Months After The Earthquake In Haiti: Has Health Care Improved?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In the aftermath of the 7.0 earthquake that crippled much of Haiti's infrastructure, international aid groups poured into the country, bringing medica...

$1 Billion In Aid Sent To Haiti: How Is The Money Being Spent?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that rocked the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince in January, the international community sent over $1 ...

Christiaan Van Vuuren, 'The Fully Sick Rapper,' Raises Money For Doctors Without Borders

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Christiaan Van Vuuren has spent over 170 days in hospital quarantine with tuberculosis in Australia. In that time cooped up, he has managed to become ...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Tougher Than You: Mark Hopkins on Living in Emergency

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

It's getting to be that my fortitude is being tested on a weekly basis. I've witnessed the psychotic outrages of The Human Centipede (and liked it), t...

South Africa 'Denies Care To Zimbabweans': Aid Agency

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

imbabwean refugees in South Africa are being denied access to much-needed medical care, says the aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres....

Text-Messaging Surgeon Saves Boy's Life In Congo

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A British doctor volunteering in DR Congo used text message instructions from a colleague in London to perform a life-saving amputation on a boy. V...