11-9 | The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone was declared over on 7 November, but in neighbouring Guinea, people are still being infected by a disease which has claimed more than 11,000 lives in West Africa. But despite the unprecedented scale of the epidemic, there is still much that we do not know about Ebola. How long does the virus survive? Could Ebola become endemic in the region? What medical challenges do survivors face? MSF public health specialist Dr Armand Sprecher provides some answers. Why is Ebola still a danger in West Africa?
9-1 | In June, Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) raised the alarm about the measles epidemic that has been raging in Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since March.
8-14 | By Dr. Joanne Liu, international president of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) The race to contain the largest Ebola epidemic in history has been a marathon, not a sprint. One year ago I arrived in West Africa and found the virus tearing through the region.
8-1 | Interview with Bertrand Draguez, MSF Medical Director An interim review published on 31 July in the medical journal The Lancet indicates very promising results for one of the Ebola Vaccine candidates. The interim review states that the efficacy of the vaccine is 100%.
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): More than a hundred women raped after an armed attack in the Province of South Kivu
5-15 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in the region of Shabunda located in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have provided medical care for 127 women who had been raped in the town of Kikamba after an attack by dozens of armed militia members. MSF offered medical assistance to the victims of sexual violence and a set of procedures have been implemented to monitor the victims and ensure that their privacy is respected.