Between humanitarian crises and medical emergencies: all the latest news
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.
Malnutrition soars in Herat as Afghanistan healthcare is at breaking point
The Afghan healthcare system has been fragile and plagued by major gaps for years now, and the suspension of international aid as a result of the recent political developments has further deteriorated the situation. In Herat, Médecins Sans Frontières is witnessing a worrying increase in malnutrition, says Mamman Mustapha, former Project Coordinator for in the province.
Pink October: what are the challenges of treating cancer in Mali?
Alice Authier, MSF’s oncology project coordinator in Mali, spells out the challenges of screening and treating cancer in the country. In 2018, MSF’s teams joined forces with Mali’s Ministry of Health to assist patients suffering from breast and cervical cancer.
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.
“After the earthquake, the situation was like nothing I had seen before”
On 14 August, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck southern Haiti. MSF has been present on the island for 30 years and was quickly deployed to care for the victims. Debra Donckel-Sances, Account Manager at MSF Luxembourg, did a detachment to Haiti for four weeks in the aftermath of the quake. In this interview, she explains the harsh living conditions in which the Haitian people and MSF staff are adjusting to the new normal.
The climate crisis is a health and humanitarian crisis
MSF has long responded to some of the world’s worst medical and humanitarian crises. Many of the areas in which we work are in the most climate-vulnerable settings in the world, and our teams provide care for people experiencing the health impacts of the climate emergency first-hand. It is very clear that this crisis hits people in the most vulnerable situations the hardest.
Search and rescue: “They describe Libya as hell”
Many of the unaccompanied minors rescued by MSF search and rescue vessel Geo Barents from the Mediterranean escaped torture and exploitation.
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.