In the news
- Over the past two weeks, tens of thousands of people have been living in precarious conditions in Ituri, a region in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo. Our teams are working to provide medical care.
- Meanwhile, some 80,000 people have fled their homes in Jonglei State, South Sudan, following outbreaks of violence in recent months. In hiding, they are cut off from all humanitarian aid. Nurse Caroline tells us about the situation on the ground.
- Elsewhere, regional violence the Bouca and Bossangoa areas of Central African Republic (CAR) have badly affected civilians who have already suffered months of conflict and repeated displacement.
- On the Trail of Sleeping Sickness
- In this special episode of The Cure, emergency medic Dr Javid Abdelmoneim delves deep into the Democratic Republic of Congo to see how clinicians from MSF are screening and treating patients in a bid to make elimination of the disease a reality.
- Watch our live discussion with Dr Javid, taking place on Google Hangouts at 5pm GMT:
- Maternal care in South Sudan
- Giving birth can mean risking your life in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State, which has one of the world’s highest maternal mortality rates. Pregnant women are accustomed to going to traditional birth attendants (TBAs) in their community when it’s time to deliver; often a hospital is too far away, and cultural norms are very powerful. MSF midwives are working with the TBAs to improve maternal health in the region.
- Inside Syria
- Stephen Cornish, executive director of MSF Canada, recently returned from the Syrian region and gives a candid interview about his experience.
"When I was crossing out of Syria I could feel the weight of the stories and of the suffering on my conscience. Part of our responsibility is not only to save lives it's also to give people dignity and to speak out on their behalves, to create empathy so people will fund organizations like ours and organizations they believe in that are doing very good work on the ground because much more needs to be done. I find it a privilege to be able to be able to tell their stories because we need to know what's going on there."