Blocked from Syria, violence in Haiti and HIV in Swaziland - MSF Weekly Scrapbook #41

Welcome all to another edition of our scrapbook. This week doctors around the globe have called for an end to the blockade restricting aid for Syrians. In Haiti, a sexual violence victim tells us about her ordeal. While our efforts to prevent & treat HIV/AIDS in Swaziland are explained in detail.

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  1. In the news

  2. Humanitarian blockade in Syria
  3. The torment of everyday Syrians is being drowned in a sea of controversy concerning chemical weapons and military strikes. We are calling for an end to the humanitarian blockade currently hindering our efforts to help those in the region.

    “Before this war people in Syria had good quality healthcare...Many Syrians really want that care again," said MSF surgeon Steve Rubin.
  4. "Most diplomatic discussion on Syria has focused on the recent chemical weapons attack ... Meanwhile, the residents of this area continue to face daily bombings and a blockade that deprives them of the food and medicines that they need to survive. And humanitarian assistance is not even on the agenda of international negotiations." 

    Below are some pictures of our staff currently working inside war-torn Syria. 
  5. An MSF nurse tries to make a young patient smile
    An MSF nurse tries to make a young patient smile
  6. An MSF nurse performs an ante-natal consultation
    An MSF nurse performs an ante-natal consultation
  7. Sexual violence in Haiti
  8. A mother brought her eight-year-old daughter to MSF's Drouillard Hospital in Port-au-Prince; she was one of the 128 survivors of sexual violence MSF has treated so far this year. 
  9. Treatment For Survivors of Sexual Violence in Haiti
  10. HIV/AIDS in Swaziland
  11. In Swaziland, 26% of the population between 15 and 49 is HIV-positive. The country's health authorities approached MSF in 2007 and asked for help in the fight against HIV; MSF soon started a project in partnership with the Ministry of Health. This year the project started rolling out an innovative approach to the prevention of transmission of HIV from mother to child. Much of the programme's success depends on continuous and clear communication with the patients.
  12. "We talk to everyone because you are either ...
    "We talk to everyone because you are either ...
  13. Below find a series of video's explaining the plight of those affected by HIV/AIDS in Swaziland. 
  14. Check out this infographic for more information on how we are preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS.
  15. Stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS from mother to ...
    Stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS from mother to ...
  16. On the blogs

  17. From the sandy and windswept valley of Kabul, Afghanistan, Corinne Baker has some stunning pictures to share with us of an MSF mobile clinic at work. 
  18. #MSF mobile clinic nurse w/ a curious bub! Focus on kids <2 & pregnant women - ANC, PNC, vaccinations, malnutrition http://twitter.com/RinBaker/status/379288407299477505/photo/1
    #MSF mobile clinic nurse w/ a curious bub! Focus on kids <2 & pregnant women - ANC, PNC, vaccinations, malnutrition  http://twitter.com/RinBaker/status/379288407299477505/photo/1 
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