Antimicrobial resistance: One of this century’s major public health challenges
The Luxembourg Operational Research Unit (LuxOR) is currently working to tackle the lack of quality data in how resistant organisms are in several MSF projects in the Middle East, where several countries are torn by wars, crises, armed conflicts, adding strain to the healthcare sector.
Violence continues to stalk migrants crossing the Darién gap
MSF have now provided 30,000 medical consultations to the people in transit between Colombia and Panama.
10 more lives lost on the world’s deadliest migration route
MSF search-and-rescue teams found 10 people dead on November 16 on a wooden boat in the Central Mediterranean after 186 others were rescued within 24 hours.
Moderna earns over €10 billion from COVID-19 vaccine, but don't share its recipe
MSF demande au président américain Biden d'utiliser toute la force du gouvernement pour contraindre Moderna Pharmaceuticals à collaborer avec le centre de transfert de technologie des vaccins à ARNm de l'OMS en Afrique du Sud. Elle doit partager son expertise et contribuer aux efforts mondiaux de vaccination.
COP26: MSF warns of humanitarian impacts of climate change
MSF, official observer in the upcoming COP26, alerts on the consequences and magnified impacts that rapid environmental change has on extremely vulnerable people in multiple countries where MSF works.
MSF report highlights the consequences of counter-terrorism on frontline staff
MSF releases this week the report “Adding salt to the wound”, painting a bleak picture of the reality of trying to provide impartial medical care twenty years after the start of the so called ‘global War on Terror’ in the wake of 9/11. The findings of the research, which was supported by the Luxembourg Operational Research Unit (LuxOR), offer a unique insight into the reality of working in counter-terrorism environments in Afghanistan, Iraq and Nigeria.
Northern Syria: Health system overwhelmed in most severe COVID-19 outbreak yet
Northern Syria is experiencing its most severe recorded wave of COVID-19 yet, with needs fast outpacing limited oxygen supplies and health facilities running out of testing kits. In the northwest the health system is already unable to cope, while in the northeast the virus is spreading at a worrying pace,MSF said today.
MSF advocates for global access to vaccines to Minister Fayot
On 7 October, Luxembourg's Minister of Economy, Cooperation and Humanitarian Action, Franz Fayot, had a very constructive exchange with the International President of MSF, Dr Christos Christou. The unequal access to COVID-19 and other vaccines, the situation in the Sahel, Afghanistan, climate change and the importance of upholding humanitarian principles were among the issues discussed.
MSF meeting with Jean Asselborn on migration
The Luxembourg Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean Asselborn, met with MSF on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. The meeting, which was evaluated positively and constructively, further stimulated the cooperation with the Luxembourg state, which remains attentive to MSF's position on issues such as the situation in Afghanistan, Libya, the Mediterranean and the hotspots on the Greek islands.
“Pharmaceutical corporations must open up to generic supply and lower prices”
MSF welcomes the new WHO guidance that expand use of new drugs to the youngest and most vulnerable children of all ages with drug-resistant tuberculosis, although procurement and access to the new pediatric formulations of second line drugs, including Bedaquiline and Delamanid, is urgently needed.