Médecins sans Frontières

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Médecins sans Frontières

The world’s largest private medical disaster relief organisation, which provides medical assistance and humanitarian aid to refugee camps and victims of war, famine, natural disasters, and epidemics in the form of emergency medical care, immunisation and hygienic services, food and water, education, and training.

Médecins sans Frontières    
• Provides essential healthcare during and after conflict.
• Treats people affected by epidemic diseases.
• Helps people in the aftermath of natural disasters.
• Offers medical care to those excluded from healthcare.
• Rehabilitates hospitals and clinics.
• Runs vaccination programmes.
• Performs surgery.
• Operates feeding centres for malnourished children.
• Provides psychological support.
• Runs water and sanitation projects.
• Provides training to local personnel in remote healthcare centres and slum areas.
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Since its foundation in the 1970s, Medicins Sans Frontieres has stuck to the fundamental principle that all disaster victims have a right to professional help.
Editions of many of the booklets have been sold in aid of a number of organisations, including Amnesty International, The Big Issue, Oxfam and Medicins sans Frontieres.
Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF), the humanitarian organisation, reports that three hospitals it supports in the Damascus area had neurotoxic symptoms.
A recent survey conducted by charity Medicins Sans Frontieres found that about half of Syrian refugees in Lebanon don't have access to medical care, while most unregistered refugees were not receiving any aid at all.
Medicins Sans Frontieres and SP said they have admitted into their treatment centre, more than a hundred children suffering from malnutrition.
Summary: Five employees with the Belgian branch of Medicins sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), including three international staff, have been kidnapped in Darfur, relief agency officials said
It fires on UN buildings, drives UNRA out of Gaza because it fears for its workers, is accused of inhumanity by the Red Cross and keeps a fully equipped Medicins Sans Frontieres team waiting on the border while children die daily in Gaza for want of surgery.
Aid charities Unicef and Medicins sans Frontieres are also interested in testing the shelters.
Recently, because of an increasing number of patients in Upper Nile state who were nonresponsive to sodium stibogluconate, Medicins sans Frontieres tested a combination of sodium stibogluconate and paromomycin, which would reduce treatment duration (from 30 to 17 days) and cost.
By Lina Shannak Star staff writer The humanitarian noble principles of Medicins Sans frontieres (MSF) have been translated into action in missions all over the world, since the establishment of the international non-governmental organization in 1971, volunteers have been providing medical services mainly to people suffering injuries as a consequence of wars, from diseases and epidemics and victims of natural catastrophes.
The duo raised almost pounds 3,700 which was shared between Global care, Medicins Sans Frontieres and UNICEF.
Welsh anaesthetist Dr Eloise Curry travelled to the northern county of Namba to join Medicins Sans Frontieres in the effort to bring healing to the west African nation.