2-22 | In a report released today Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the largest provider of HIV treatment in Myanmar (1), highlights the critical need for increased HIV and Tuberculosis (TB), including multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), treatment in the country.According to the report, 85,000 people in urgent need of lifesaving anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in Myanmar are today unable to access it. Of an estimated 9,300 people newly infected with MDR-TB each year, so far just over 300 have been receiving treatment.
2-21 | In southern Yemen, where political tensions and clashes continue, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is continuously adapting its activities to ensure access to healthcare for wounded people and life-threatening cases.The organisation is involved in two emergency care facilities, organizes the transfer of injured people to Aden, and provides primary care and hospitalization for the population in parts of Aden, Abyan and Lahj governorates.
2-20 | By Laurent LIGOZAT, Deputy Director of Operations of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)For the past 20 years, the civilian population of Somalia has been trapped by armed conflicts. The drought and violence of 2011 have only worsened an already precarious situation. Hundreds of thousands of Somalis have been displaced within their country or have fled to neighbouring states to escape.
2-10 | Following the displacement of people as a result of violence in neighbouring Mali, close to 10,000 Malians have found refuge in the Tillabéry region in Niger.A team from the medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) travelled to the area to evaluate the most pressing needs in the town of Tchinagodar. Team members were particularly concerned by the extreme vulnerability of the refugees as well as the very poor living conditions of the resident population.
South Sudan: Even running away is not enough - Latest attacks in Jonglei, perpetuate a pattern of extreme violence
1-24 | In the State of Jonglei in South Sudan, civilians continue to bear the brunt of inter-communal fighting. Wounded patients are still arriving at the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Pibor, three weeks after the violent attack on the town and outlying villages in Pibor County. Many were injured in the bush, where thousands have remained, afraid to come out of hiding. MSF medical teams are now treating serious wound infections, some several weeks old.