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Providing Access to safe and clean water in Pulka, Borno state

Providing Access to safe and clean water in Pulka, Borno state“We have to be grateful that we now have water, but we don’t usually have enough water when we enter the dry and hot season,” says Adama. She was forced from her home by the violence that has spread throughout Borno state, in northeast Nigeria. Adama now lives in a camp for displaced people in Pulka, a small garrison town located 115 km southwest of Maiduguri, the state capital. Adama is only one of around 37,039 displaced people trying to survive here. The dry, hot season in the part of western Africa known as the Sahel usually lasts from November until May. Not a single drop of rain touches the cracked earth for nearly seven months, while the Harmattan, a dry wind coming from Sahara, brings desert sand and hot air during the day and cold air at night. The temperature can go from 9 and 35 degrees Celsius in […]

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Médecins Sans Frontières / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF): targeted health establishments in the Ethiopian region of Tigray

Médecins Sans Frontières / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF): targeted health establishments in the Ethiopian region of TigrayHealth facilities in Ethiopia’s Tigray region have been looted, vandalized and destroyed in a deliberate and widespread attack on healthcare, according to teams from the international medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) . Of 106 health facilities visited by MSF teams between mid-December and early March, nearly 70 percent had been looted and more than 30 percent had been damaged; barely 13% were functioning normally. In some health establishments in Tigray, the looting of health establishments continues, according to MSF teams. Although some looting may have been opportunistic, health facilities in most areas appear to have been deliberately vandalized to render them inoperative. In many health centers, such as Debre Abay and May Kuhli in the northwest, teams found destroyed equipment, broken doors and windows, as well as medication and patient records strewn across the floors. At Adwa hospital in central Tigray, medical equipment, including ultrasound […]

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Coronavirus – Africa: MSF welcomes the motion of the African Union supporting the proposed exemption to intellectual property (IP) at the WTO

Coronavirus – Africa: MSF welcomes the motion of the African Union supporting the proposed exemption to intellectual property (IP) at the WTOIn a recently released report sharing the decisions of the 34th meeting of the Assembly of the Union, the African Union (AU) expressed support for the proposed intellectual property (IP) waiver being discussed at the World Trade Organization (WTO). Médecins Sans Frontières / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) welcomes this approval by the AU to support this historic proposal at the WTO which would allow countries to choose not to apply or apply certain types of IP on COVID-medical tools. 19 during the pandemic. In recent months, several international organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Program on HIV / AIDS (UNAIDS), Unitaid and drugs for neglected diseases initiative (MDNI) have issued statements in support of this critical waiver. The proposal launched by India and South Africa is now officially co-sponsored by Eswatini, Kenya, Mozambique, Pakistan, Mongolia, Venezuela, Bolivia and Egypt. However, a small group of WTO members, […]

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Despite security challenges, MSF take the risk to treat underserved children in Borno State

Despite security challenges, MSF take the risk to treat underserved children in Borno StateDusuman is a community outside Maiduguri, the capital of northeast Nigeria’s Borno state. Nearby is the neighbourhood of Zabarmari, where dozens of rice farmers were beheaded in November 2020 – a brutal act for which the group commonly known as Boko Haram took responsibility. The Nigerian military is struggling to retake control of the territory within Borno state as a whole, but many areas, such as Dusuman, remain very insecure. This makes it difficult, if not impossible, to provide people with humanitarian assistance and medical care. Despite the significant security challenges in working outside the main cities in Borno state, teams from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have been running mobile clinics to provide basic healthcare to children under 16 in a number of locations outside Maiduguri, namely Dusuman, Musari and Ahmed Grema camp for displaced people in Shuwari. People in these locations have very limited access to medical […]

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Healthcare in the community, by the community in Cameroon

Healthcare in the community, by the community in CameroonAround a dozen adults and children are waiting patiently for their check-ups. Sitting behind a small table, Etienne Esua listens to the patients, dresses wounds and pricks fingers to perform rapid malaria tests. “When a test shows that a person has malaria, but the symptoms are not severe, I treat the patients with drugs,” Mr Esua says. The consultations are taking place on the veranda of an ordinary house in a village in the South-West region of Cameroon. Mr Esua is not a medical professional, but a community volunteer trained by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to provide basic healthcare to some of the region’s most vulnerable and hard-to-reach communities. Violence displaces people – which hinders access to healthcare For the past four years, Cameroon’s North-West and South-West regions have been rocked by armed violence between government forces and non-state armed groups, which has displaced more than 700,000 people. The humanitarian needs are huge. […]

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Coronavirus – Africa – MSF: Urgent need for vaccines as new COVID-19 strain ravages Mozambique, Eswatini and Malawi

Coronavirus – Africa – MSF: Urgent need for vaccines as new COVID-19 strain ravages Mozambique, Eswatini and MalawiDownload logo As a highly infectious new strain of COVID-19 spreads through Southern Africa, health workers in Mozambique, Eswatini and Malawi are struggling to treat escalating numbers of patients with little prospect of a vaccine to protect them from the virus. International medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) calls for COVID-19 vaccines to be distributed equitably, prioritising and protecting frontline health workers and people at highest risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 in all countries, including in Africa. “We are appalled by the inequitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines across the world,” says MSF director of operations Christine Jamet. “While many wealthy countries started vaccinating their health workers and other groups nearly two months ago, countries such as Eswatini Malawi and Mozambique, which are struggling to respond to this pandemic, have not received a single dose of vaccine to protect the most at-risk people, including frontline health […]

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