9-2 | The international medical-humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is assisting wounded patients in the town of Galcaayo in the Mudug Region of Somalia. Heavy fighting broke out on Thursday (1/9/11) in the town, leading to many casualties including among civilians. The hospital in Galcaayo North, partly supported by MSF, has treated 60 wounded, most of them civilians, while 20 wounded have been treated so far at an MSF-run hospital in the southern part of the city. Until now, the fighting is reported to have claimed 18 lives.
5-6 | Following the spread of a cholera epidemic in the capital city of Yaoundé in Cameroon, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a cholera treatment centre and provided care for hundreds of patients.It is five pm on 31st March at a new cholera treatment centre (CTC) in Yaoundé, which has just been set up. The MSF medical team welcomes its first patient and the process begins straight away. Treatment is administered immediately, the patient is put on an IV drip, and the taxi that transported her is disinfected. She is to be the first of many patients at the CTC.
9-28 | MSF has set up treatment centers in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria after an outbreak of cholera occurred in a number of places in the whole region. In early summer, a cholera outbreak appeared in four neighboring countries in western Africa. Although cholera is endemic in the region, there have been far more cases than usual.
12-24 | The people of Southern Sudan are trapped in a worsening crisis, following the most violent year since the 2005 peace agreement that ended more than two decades of civil war with the North. However, the response to the escalating emergency is inadequate, says international medical relief organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
12-10 | In Malakand district, in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province, the local population has been affected by conflict between the Pakistani army and armed opposition groups. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), one of the only international organisations present in this region, has supported a sub-district hospital in Dargai, since 2006. An MSF medical team (comprising doctors and a surgeon, anaesthetist, nurse and gynaecologist) works with Ministry of Health staff in the hospital's emergency room, operating theatre and inpatient department.