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.
9-25 | Urgent need to scale up newer tools available today to save lives; and develop a fast, safe and simple cure for TB As global leaders gather for the first-ever United Nations tuberculosis (TB) Summit in New York this week, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders called on governments to save more lives by scaling up TB testing and treatment today, and make real commitments to develop more effective and easier-to-use tools to defeat TB tomorrow. New global TB figures released last week by
9-3 | Mah and his family left Myanmar in 2013, after violence and persecution forced them to flee. He is an active member of the Rohingya community in Malaysia. MSF spoke to Mah about his experience in Myanmar and the challenges he and his family are facing in Malaysia. I was born in Maungdaw, northern Rakhine. I worked for a few different non-governmental organisations until things became too difficult for me to stay in Myanmar. The government would encourage violence between the local Rakhine population and the Rohingya community in Maungdaw.
8-27 | Abu Ahmad is a 52-year-old father of eight (four daughters and four sons). His 11-year-old daughter Rukia became paralysed shortly before the violence erupted in August 2017. After arriving in Bangladesh, Rukia spent over seven months at MSF’s medical facility in Kutupalong. She returns to the facility every couple of days to have her bedsores treated. Here, Abu Ahmad recounts how the family fled, what life is like for his family in Bangladesh, and their hopes for the future. “Before the conflict, we had cows, goats, land, all those things.
8-27 | */ The onset of monsoon rains in Bangladesh has brought further misery to Rohingya refugees living in makeshift shelters of bamboo and plastic sheeting across the Cox’s Bazar peninsula. The rains, which began in June, are likely to seriously affect their health and wellbeing, this monsoon season and in the future. Shocking Impact