Tag Archives: Doctors Without Borders

MSF Report:Growing HIV Treatment Crisis in Africa

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What does flat funding for PEPFAR and other global AIDS programs mean on the ground in places like the Democratic Republic of Congo? Fewer new treatment slots. Uncertainty about access to lifesaving drugs. An unfolding crisis. That’s one snippet in a bigger, disturbing picture painted by a new report from Doctors Without Borders, or MSF. […]

Helping Haiti

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“Please save my baby!” Jeudy Francia, a woman in her 20s, shrieked outside the St.-Esprit Hospital in the city on Wednesday. Her child, a girl about 4 years old, writhed in pain in the hospital’s chaotic courtyard, near where a handful of bodies lay under white blankets. “There is no one, nothing, no medicines, no […]

Doctor Warns the Global Fight Against HIV/AIDS is Losing Momentum

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In this compelling blog post from Nathan Ford, a leading physician working in South Africa with Doctors Without Borders, outlines fears of a “u-turn” in the battle against the global AIDS epidemic. “As Western donors prevaricate, African countries, which were pressed by the international community to do more for AIDS, now must wait to see if […]

Global Health Crisis Comes to the Big Screen

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 A new documentary film featuring the work of four Doctors Without Borders physicians could not come at a better time, as the Obama Administration has begun to focus more intensely on global health policies and its USAID nominee wends his way through the Senate confirmation process. “Living in Emergency,” the 90-minute film set to unveiled […]

Ramifications of a Retreat on HIV/AIDS

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A new report out today from Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) highlights concerns that donor countries’ commitment to combating the deadly HIV/AIDS epidemic is wavering. “MSF teams working to treat HIV/AIDS are witnessing worrying signs of waning international support to combat HIV/AIDS,” the report says. “In some high-burden countries, patients are being turned away […]

HIV & TB Specialists Needed

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Doctors Without Borders needs HIV and TB specialists to work in 35 countries, doing patient care, training and management. Here’s the posting and a link for more info: PUT YOUR IDEALS INTO PRACTICE: DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS SEEKS HIV/AIDS and TB SPECIALISTS Doctors Without Borders provides assistance to people whose survival is threatened by epidemics, violence, […]

MSF Report: ARV Shortage in Africa Threatens Progress on Global AIDS

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Just before the 2009 International AIDS conference got underway, Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) released a report detailing HIV drug shortages in Africa that could threaten to unravel the fragile gains made in recent years putting patients on treatment across the developing world. The MSF report says that “disruptions in the supply of anti-retroviral […]

TB and HIV Specialists Needed

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Looking for adventure? Doctors Without Borders needs HIV and TB specialists to work in 35 countries, doing patient care, training and management. Here’s the posting and a link for more info: PUT YOUR IDEALS INTO PRACTICE: DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS SEEKS HIV/AIDS and TB SPECIALISTS Doctors Without Borders provides assistance to people whose survival is threatened […]