11-10 | International response must adapt to changing epidemic pattern While the number of new Ebola cases reported in Liberia has declined in recent weeks, the outbreak is far from over and new hotspots continue to emerge across the country, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said today (10 Nov 2014), warning that the international aid response must rapidly adapt to this new phase of the epidemic, or risk undermining progress made against Ebola. Unlike in neighbo
11-4 | I was in Bo district, Sierra Leone, working as a nurse in a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Borders, health facility when the Ebola outbreak started last March 2014 in neighboring Guinea. It was only a matter of time before the first Ebola case in the country was confirmed – that was in May. In order to set up an Ebola management center, MSF cleared a space out of the bush in Kailahun, a town near the border with Sierra Leone and Guinea, where first confirmed cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone had been identified.
10-28 | Since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has admitted more than 4,500 patients to its care centres. Among these, more than 2,700 were confirmed as having Ebola. Amidst all the loss and suffering, there are several stories of survival.
10-27 | Forced quarantine of asymptomatic health workers returning from fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is not grounded on scientific evidence and could undermine efforts to curb the epidemic at its source, the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today (27 October 2014). Diligent health monitoring of returnees from Ebola affected countries is preferable to coercive isolation of asymptomatic individuals. "There are othe
10-24 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirmed today (24 October 2014)that one of its international staff members who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola hemorrhagic fever. The staff member, an American citizen, was placed in isolation on Thursday, 23 October at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, after developing a fever.