8-20 | Two weeks after severe flooding affected an estimated one million people across Myanmar, Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is expanding its support to the government’s response in both Rakhine State and Sagaing Region. This will both help meet the immediate needs of those directly affected by flooding, and mitigate the elevated risk facing communities from water- and mosquito-borne infectious diseases, including malaria, diarrhoea, and dengue fever. Dengue fever is endemic to Rakhine state and Sagaing regio
8-5 | After days of severe rains across swathes of Myanmar in the wake of Cyclone Komen, Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working with local government authorities to provide medical and non-medical aid to thousands of people affected by flooding. Rakhine State, where MSF already runs several medical programmes, is one of the most critically impacted areas.
3-25 | Indian generic companies should reject Gilead’s controversial hepatitis C programmeProgramme could compromise patient treatment and privacy rights Ahead of a meeting in Jaipur, India this week between US pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences and several Indian companies which have entered into an agreement with Gilead to produce hepatitis C drugs, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) urged the generic companies to reject a high
Myanmar: MSF restarts basic medical activities in parts of Myanmar’s Rakhine State after nine-month absence
1-20 | Tens of thousands of people in Myanmar's Rakhine state are able to access basic healthcare and emergency referral from Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) for the first time in over nine months. Following instructions to MSF Holland to stop last February, these primary health clinics restarted on 17th December 2014. MSF Holland has worked in Rakhine state since 1992 to provide basic healthcare, reproductive care, emergency referrals, and tuberculosis and HIV care.
11-28 | The call by UNAIDS to "close the gap" around access to HIV services will not be met unless the delivery of antiretroviral treatment (ARV) is radically reshaped into community-led approaches that adapt to the realities of those living with HIV, warns Médecins sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF) ahead of World Aids day (1st December). MSF's and other organizations' first-hand experience has shown that community approaches that make access to ARVs easier and less costly for people are key strategies w