10-18 | Kasaye sits on his bed in the intensive care unit of the MSF health centre in Abdurafi, a bottle of soda and some cookies in his hands. He looks incredibly frail and the simple acts of drinking and eating seem to require immense effort. “This is the thirteenth time that I have come to MSF for kala azar treatment,” he says. Kala azar (also known as visceral leishmaniasis) is the second largest parasitic killer after malaria, which makes it one of the most dangerous neglected tropical diseases in the world.
4-21 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is supporting the Sudanese Ministry of Health (MoH) to respond to a measles outbreak in parts of Sudan. In North Darfur, a mass vaccination was launched at the end of March, 2015 to stem the outbreak and increase the immunisation coverage in the population. To date, MSF and the MoH teams have vaccinated over 77,690 people, and provided vitamin A to over 3,000, children under the age of five in Jebel Amir, El Sireaf town, Gharra, Medises, Um Jarwa, and Jabkalla in El Sireaf locality.
Sudan: Brussels-based operational centre of MSF stops emergency medical aid following government's systematic denial of access
1-29 | Because access to people trapped in conflict areas has been systematically denied by the authorities in Sudan, the Brussels-based operational centre of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today announces that it can no longer reach communities in the greatest need, and therefore has been forced to close its activities in the country. The Brussels-based section of MSF was focusing on three conflict-affected parts of Sudan, where hundreds of thousands of people are displaced and in need of assistance.
1-23 | A hospital operated by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) was directly targeted in an aerial bombing in Sudan on 20 January, forcing the suspension of medical activities, MSF announced today. The hospital, located in the Nuba Mountains village of Frandala in the South Kordofan region of Sudan was bombed by the Sudanese Air Force (SAF).
1-19 | The conflict that erupted in South Sudan little more than a year ago has left people more vulnerable to a deadly tropical disease known as kala azar (visceral leishmaniasis). The risk of infection increases as people are displaced by fighting into areas where the disease is prevalent and malnutrition lowers their ability to fight the infection.