4-16 | Refugees in Kenya need assistance and a safe place to stay Calls by Kenyan officials to close Dadaab refugee camp, in northeastern Kenya, within three months and forcibly return its residents to Somalia would have dramatic and life-threatening consequences for hundreds of thousands of people, warns Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today. Current conditions do not allow for a safe and dignified return of the refugees to Somalia, says MSF, while urging the Kenyan government and the internatio
Myanmar: MSF restarts basic medical activities in parts of Myanmar’s Rakhine State after nine-month absence
1-20 | Tens of thousands of people in Myanmar's Rakhine state are able to access basic healthcare and emergency referral from Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) for the first time in over nine months. Following instructions to MSF Holland to stop last February, these primary health clinics restarted on 17th December 2014. MSF Holland has worked in Rakhine state since 1992 to provide basic healthcare, reproductive care, emergency referrals, and tuberculosis and HIV care.
7-23 | Reduction in pricing still needed to ensure wider access to treatment During the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announced that for the first time in Myanmar, patients have begun receiving oral treatment for Cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis, a neglected opportunistic disease linked to HIV/AIDS which can cause permanent blindness.
5-30 | María SIMÓN has borne witness to the degradation of the conflict hitting the Central African Republic for over one year. She has been operations coordinator for Médecins Sans Frontières in Kabo (in the north of the country) for the past seven months and she admits it has not been easy. It has been tougher than her previous job in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Myanmar: MSF to resume HIV/AIDS and all other activities in Kachin, Shan and Yangon but concerns remain for Rakhine
3-2 | On February 27, Médecins Sans Frontières Holland (MSF) received a written order from the Union Government of Myanmar to cease all operations in the country, which led to a full closure of all MSF Holland clinics on February 28.