5-13 | Iraq MSF issued a report Healing Iraqis: The Challenges of Providing Mental Health Care in Iraq, recording examples of the impact constant day to day violence have had on the Iraqis. It said there is an urgent need to scale up mental health care services in the country, and called on the Ministry of Health to improve the quality and access to mental health services. Yemen
4-9 | Everyday, 600 children and 4,000 adults die of a treatable and manageable disease. After decades of struggle against HIV/AIDS there is still an urgent need to do more to stop people dying needlessly. Despite available and mostly affordable drugs, tools and models of care that work, is it acceptable that 1.7 million people succumb to the disease every year? I don’t think so.
Sluggish response risks squandering historic opportunity to tackle global drug-resistant tuberculosis
3-20 | People living with MDR-TB and their healthcare providers call for urgent action
3-14 | “I felt like I had bugs crawling on the inside of my head”. The highly toxic pills and daily injections that Mary was taking made her vomit, lose her appetite and hallucinate. And it was MSF doctors who were telling her she had to keep on taking them, had to bear all those “side effects” in the hope that she would get well eventually. It took two years. But finally, Mary MARIZANI became the first MSF patient in Zimbabwe to be cured of multidrug resistant tuberculosis. “I had to pass through hell to get to heaven”.
1-2 | MSF calls for rapid registration in countries with high drug-resistant tuberculosis burdenMédecins Sans Frontières (MSF) welcomed the approval by the US Food and Drug Administration of bedaquiline, the first new drug active against tuberculosis (TB) to be registered since 1963.