“Pharmaceutical corporations must open up to generic supply and lower prices”
MSF welcomes the new WHO guidance that expand use of new drugs to the youngest and most vulnerable children of all ages with drug-resistant tuberculosis, although procurement and access to the new pediatric formulations of second line drugs, including Bedaquiline and Delamanid, is urgently needed.
MSF steps up in responding to urgent medical needs
In response to the 7.2 earthquake struck the southern region of Haiti on August 14th causing heavy rainfall, up to 25 centimetres and flooding on August 17th, MSF Luxembourg has opened an emergency fund.
MSF's medical activity continues with a sharp increase in the number of patients
Since the end of the fighting in Afghanistan, MSF's activities are continuing in all its five project locations: Herat, Kandahar, Khost, Kunduz and Lashkar Gah.
MSF steps up response to an unprecedented drought and extreme nutrition crisis
People in southern Madagascar are experiencing an exceptionally acute food and nutrition crisis after years of back-to-back droughts. The prospects for the harvest are extremely poor – according to FEWS NET, food production is expected to fall up to 70% below the last five-year average.
MSF calls for investigation into murders of its members and suspends its activit
Following the brutal murder of three of its staff in the Ethiopian region of Tigray on 24 June, MSF calls for an immediate investigation into the killings and suspends its activities in incentral and eastern Tigray. MSF teams in other areas will continue to cautiously assist people in urgent need.
MSF determined to return to sea after Geo Barents detained in Italy
Hundreds of lives are being lost in the central Mediterranean while humanitarian NGO vessels are detained. MSF calls upon the Italian authorities to swiftly facilitate the release of its search and rescue ship, to enable its return to sea as soon as possible.
MSF mourns three colleagues brutally murdered in Ethiopia
Staff at MSF are today in mourning after receiving confirmation of the death of three of our colleagues who were working in Tigray region, Ethiopia.
Thousands seek healthcare as MSF denied providing services in Cameroon
While thousands of people struggle to access vital healthcare in the restive North-West region of Cameroon, MSF calls on the government to immediately lift this suspension and prioritize the medical needs of the population.
Humanitarian aid: potential closure of crossings
MSF calls on the United Nations Security Council to renew the cross-border resolution (UNSCR 2533) expiring on July 10, 2021 for the provision of humanitarian aid into northwest Syria.
Failed Covid-19 response drives Brazil to humanitarian catastrophe
More than 12 months into Brazil’s Covid-19 emergency, there is still no effective, centralised and coordinated public health response to the outbreak.