In the news
- Month in focus
First up this week, check out our Month in Focus for the low-down on our work across the globe.
Afar is one of the nine regional states of Ethiopia, and is the homeland of the Afar people. We have been treating those living in the isolated region. Click below to read about Zahari, a young girl saved by our nutritional intervention in Digdiga.
“I had given up hope on my grandchild. I thought she was going to die like the three others before her,” says Eisa Wasaitu, Zahari’s grandmother.
We continue our campaign to improve access to healthcare for ordinary Syrians lacking essential medical supplies, services and food. Margie Barklay, a midwife who recently spent seven weeks working in an MSF hospital in the north of Syria, gives us her account of whats happening in the country.
"For women facing pregnancy complications, it’s practically impossible to get emergency obstetric care," she said.
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- This week, National Geographic photographer, Marcus Bleasdale, has been visiting MSF's clinics in Kibabi and Masisi, DRC. His startling photos give a fantastic insight into the treatment of malnutrition and cholera in this remote part of the world.
- We are closely monitoring the situation after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit southwestern Pakistan on Tuesday. We will be working in the area once our safe passage has been granted.
On the blogs
- This week on the blogs we hear from US nurse Candice Humphrey, who is working with MSF in the Central African Republic. On the TB blogs, Zolelwa Sifumba in South Africa tells us about her struggles with receiving treatment for MDR-TB. While patient Mukhtar Kamchibekov in Kyrgyzstan is optimistic about the future after being cured of TB a month ago.