1-7 | A malaria drug may have reduced risk of dying among a group of Ebola patients in Liberia during the height of the outbreak in 2014, according to a retrospective study published by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and its research arm Epicentre, in the New England Journal of Medicine Thursday (7 January). The study found that Ebola patients who were prescribed an antimalarial drug, artesunate-amodiaquine (ASAQ), had a 31 percent lower risk of dying than those who were prescribed the standard first-line antimalarial medicine, artemether-lume
12-28 | Caroline Voûte, MSF's coordinator of the response to the measles epidemic in Katanga updates on the current situation of the epidemic in this mining region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). If the disease appears to be declining in the territory, cases persist in other provinces and the risk of outbreaks is important. "If the epidemic of measles is now considered declining in Katanga, we remain very worried about the persistence of measles cases in most other provinces of the DRC and, consequently, the risk of tripping new outbreaks.
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.