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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More than 1,500 Doctors Without Borders staff provide free basic healthcare, malnutrition treatment, maternal health, surgery, epidemic response, immunisation campaigns, water, and relief supplies in Somalia.
Doctors without borders denied the news released by Jordnian News Agency
Rostrup was speaking as he headed towards the Tunisian port of Zarzis, along with others of the five-member Doctors Without Borders team, which was forced to evacuate Zintan.
Doctors Without Borders, also known by its French initials as MSF, said Wednesday that the pull-out will cut off hundreds of thousands of Somali civilians from humanitarian aid.
However, a security guard, Ahmed Ali, said Thursday that a disgruntled former employee of Doctors Without Borders, a Somali dismissed the day before, had returned and opened fire.
The destroyed hospital in rebel territory was a well known location assisted by the international charity Doctors Without Borders, the group said in a statement calling for an end to the targeting of health facilities.
Gert Verdonck, from Doctors Without Borders' emergency coordinator for Beira, said: "We're not going to test every single case (for cholera) because it's not difficult to recognise when you look at the diarrhoea of a patient."
The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) is supporting the petition drive spearheaded by NextDayBetter and Doctors Without Borders that is directed at two pharmaceutical companies - Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) - the only two producers of the life-saving pneumonia vaccine.
Gert Verdonck, Doctors Without Borders' emergency co-ordinator for Beira, said: "We're not going to test every single case (for cholera) because it's not difficult to recognise when you look at the diarrhoea of a patient."
But so far its treatment of the victims of the air attack in October on a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in northern Afghanistan has been wholly inadequate.
[18/March/2019] SANAA, March 18 (Saba) - Member of the Supreme Political Council, Sultan al-Samai, discussed on Monday in Sanaa with members of the Dutch and Spanish Doctors Without Borders missions the role played by the organization in supporting the health sector in the targeted provinces.
Summary: Moscow [Russia], Nov 20 (ANI/Sputnik): Humanitarian organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF, or Doctors Without Borders) has condemned the decision of Italian prosecutors to seize the Aquarius migrant rescue vessel over accusations of alleged illicit disposal of hazardous on-board waste.