9-25 | A serious diphtheria outbreak is tearing through Nigeria, where thousands of people have been infected and hundreds more have died. With low national vaccination coverage and a worldwide shortage of lifesaving antitoxin threatening to worsen the outbreak, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urges the international community to immediately scale up support to improve treatment, preventive measures and contact tracing to control the outbreak’s spread.
9-1 | To combat a rapidly growing public health crisis in Honduras, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working closely with local communities and health authorities to prevent dengue and other viruses transmitted by mosquitoes.MSF, the Honduran Ministry of Health, the World Mosquito Program, and the National Autonomous University of Honduras are partnering with local communities to implement innovative public health strategies to reduce illness from arboviruses such as dengue, zika and chikungunya.
8-28 | In the shadow of conflict, the Central African Republic is grappling with a decades-long health crisis. Here, in a country of 5.5 million people, access to healthcare is all but impossible and life expectancy is little more than 54 years. For years, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) repeated calls for more action from governments and humanitarian actors. Yet, the situation worsens, and our teams and the communities we serve are left wondering: Where is everyone?
7-7 | In the town of Abyei, there is an electric atmosphere rivalling that of any World Cup match. This football field, however, serves as a witness to community engagement, woven into life by the MSF team.Abdulrahman Khaleel was two months into his role as coordinator of MSF’s project in Abyei when he recognised an opportunity to strengthen engagement between MSF and the local community, which just a year ago was riven by intercommunal violence.The idea was simple: a multi-day football tournament that would help bring people together.
Pregnant women, diabetics, and disabled people: migrants crossing the Darién Gap are increasingly vulnerable
6-28 | Between January and May 2023, 166,649 people risked their lives to cross from Colombia to Panama on foot through the Darién Gap—a fivefold increase from the same period in 2022. Médecins Sans Frontières teams providing care to migrants in southern Panama who survived the dangerous journey are extremely concerned about the inadequate protection, hygiene, and basic services provided.