Between humanitarian crises and medical emergencies: all the latest news
Medical care in Kunduz: Making it work
Fighting in the city of Kunduz in north-eastern Afghanistan ended on 8 August. The local community still requires trauma care. A medic in MSF’s Kunduz team describes their experience during the fighting and the work that is going on today.
Earthquake survivors need continued care in the south
The greatest number of deaths and injuries from Haiti’s August 14 earthquake occurred in the Sud department. Prior to this disaster, hospitals and clinics were already scarce in remote areas of Sud, and the earthquake damaged or destroyed many health facilities and roadways, making it difficult for earthquake survivors in rural areas to reach care quickly.
“Treating patients is our responsibility. There’s a lot of work on our shoulders
An Afghan MSF medic working in the city describes how we kept services running after the end of the fighting and the new challenges that they and other health services in the area are facing today.
“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.
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Healthcare System Disintegrates as Political Vacuum Persist
MSF teams are directly experiencing the consequences of the system’s collapse and are gravely concerned about the continued provision of essential healthcare services in the country.
Haiti earthquake: challenges mount for the injured
Survivors like Widnika are just beginning the long process of recovery from the physical and psychological trauma they have suffered.
Amid uncertainty, hospitals are still full in Afghanistan
After the rapid transfer of power in Afghanistan there has been a big shift in the health context. MSF continues to run medical activities in five provinces.
Violence escalates humanitarian crisis in the Telembi Triangle region
More than 21,000 people have been displaced from their homes since start of year.
Seeking healthcare in a city split by a frontline
Taiz, Yemen's third most populous city, has been the scene of a fierce civil war since the country's conflict began in 2015. Rocket fire and constant clashes have damaged the economy and health system to the detriment of the population, who are trapped on both sides of the front line.