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Laurence Flevaud, MSF’s laboratory advisor, has coordinated a multicentre study to assess the efficacy of rapid diagnosis tests for Chagas disease. In view of the results of the study, Laurence tells...
Last updated 10 June 2014
Phumeza Tisile, co-author of the DR-TB Manifesto* and XDR-TB survivor, delivers urgent plea to World Health Assembly delegates on behalf of 50,000 supporters worldwide
Call comes as comments of US President illustrate disconnect with actions of US negotiators Singapore/New York, 19 May 2014 – As ministers from 12 countries gather in Singapore this week for Trans-Pacific...
Siyabulela Qwaka is the latest patient cured of drug resistant TB in MSF’s project in Khayelitsha, South Africa. His story is an inspiration for the others currently fighting the new form of tuberculosis...
Last updated 24 April 2014
Heat-stable vaccines urgently needed to reach the one in five children missed by immunisation worldwide
New MSF study shows a tetanus vaccine remains effective for up to a month when used outside of a strict cold chain
Vaccines are among our most important medical tools for protecting the health of children. And yet, for all their power to safeguard young lives, vaccines are also extremely challenging to use in developing...
Last updated 16 April 2014
MSF warns of countries’ inability to scale up treatment in wake of first-ever WHO guidelines, unless medicines are more affordable
Vaccination and treatment must be urgently expanded to stem the epidemic
For a long time now, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has been working towards improving diagnosis and treatment for kala azar (visceral leishmaniasis) all over the world. Bihar...
Last updated 31 March 2014
URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO TACKLE GLOBAL DRUG-RESISTANT TB THREAT Geneva, 21 March 2014 - A new briefing paper by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) outlines why the alarming spread...
Last updated 21 March 2014