MSF Responds to new WHO guidance recommending vastly shorter, improved and better tolerated treatment for multi drug-resistant TB
5-17 | Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) are pleased that, having shared the results of TB-PRACTECAL, our clinical trial that found a new, safer and more effective six-month oral treatment regimen for multi drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), the World Health Organization (WHO) have announced it will update global guidance on treatment. Following the results of MSF’s trial the WHO are now recommending programmatic use of the 6- month BPaLM regimen – comprising bedaquiline, pretomanid, linezolid (600 mg) and moxifloxacin in MDR-TB patients in pla
4-21 | Each year thousands of Palestinians suffer from conflict-related violence. In 2021 alone, Israeli forces and settlers injured more than 18,300 people across Palestine. To improve the capacity of Palestinians to respond to people’s medical needs, teams from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have trained community volunteers in first aid, trained hospital staff in dealing with mass casualty events, and donated drugs to major hospitals across Palestine.
4-6 | Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is suspending its medical and humanitarian activities in the Southwest region of Cameroon as it calls for the release of four staff members who have been unjustly detained for months.
MSF urges Ethiopian government to respond to reports attributing responsibility for the killing of MSF staff to members of its military
3-18 | Flashquote by MSF-Spain president Paula Gil: “Today, March 17, The New York Times published an investigation into the killings of our colleagues María Hernández, Tedros Gebremariam, and Yohannes Halefom in Tigray, Ethiopia, on June 24, 2021.
3-7 | Following the soul-wrenching reports we received from trapped Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff in Mariupol, Ukraine, we are closely following the ongoing reports about an agreement for safe passage of civilians this weekend. It is vital that such opportunities for civilians to escape from areas of violent warfare are not one-off and time-limited offers. At MSF, we know how dangerous this can be for civilians who are not able or willing to leave, including medical staff that choose to remain to take care of sick and wounded people.