7-9 | One year since the battle between the Islamic State (IS) group and the Iraqi forces officially ended in Mosul, the health system is still in ruins and struggling to cope as thousands of people continue to return to the city, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. During the conflict, nine out of 13 public hospitals were damaged in Mosul, slashing healthcare capacity and the number of hospital beds by 70 percent.
5-31 | ©Agnes Varraine-Leca/MSF Since December 2017 the international coalition led by Saudi Ara
5-31 | Since the end of April, the conflict-ravaged counties of Leer and Mayendit, in South Sudan’s north, have once again been wracked by violence. Thousands of people are caught between the frontlines of the fighting, and health facilities have been attacked. The high level of violence prevents many people from reaching basic services, including healthcare, says Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF). Women, men and children in Leer and Mayendit counties are enduring extreme levels of violence, including gang rapes and mass killings.
5-30 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) 1yesterday （28 May） started vaccinating Ebola frontline workers in Bikoro, Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where the organisation has been working with the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) over the past few weeks. This trial vaccination will also be offered to contacts of patients. The Ebola vaccine (rVSVDG-ZEBOV-GP) is being used as part of the overall strategy to control the Ebola outbreak.
5-23 | Patients’ requirements for medical care do not change when frontlines move and control shifts from one group to another in the ongoing Syrian war.