10-1 | According to the official report of Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA), as of 30 September 2018, the recent earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia has resulted to the deaths of 832 people (821 of which are from Palu City and 11 from Donggala Regency). Also, 540 people are severely injured, 29 are missing, and a total of 16,732 people have been displaced.
MSF deploys psychosocial teams to support the affected population following the earthquake in Mexico City, and is assessing the damage in the state of Morelos
9-21 | Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has deployed four of its psychosocial support teams in several areas of Mexico City and is closely evaluating the psychological and medical needs in the state of Morelos following the strong earthquake that took place on Tuesday 19 September.
5-5 | Manila, Philippines is set to host the 18th round of the multilateral trade deal - the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) that encompasses 50% of the global population. With the Philippines holding the chairmanship of ASEAN for 2017, it can be an opportune time for Philippines to take the lead in ensuring that market gains will not trump the right of millions of people to access affordable medicines.
12-5 | As negotiators from the 16 countries in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) meet in Tangerang, Indonesia, starting today, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), along with other health groups, reiterated concerns about harmful intellectual property provisions in the proposed agreement that would increase market monopolies for pharmaceutical corporations and delay or block access to affordable generic medicines. With ratification and implementation of the highly controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement increasingly in doubt,
5-18 | Health professionals working in the hardest-hit areas of Ecuador have felt the impact of the recent earthquake particularly deeply; they not only have to deal with the emotional impact on their patients, but the consequences for themselves and for their families. Like so many people in Ecuador, health professionals lost their homes, their projects and even their loved ones in the earthquake.