‘There’s not a single Muslim left’: An MSF worker in Central African Republic on why his family had to flee

Djamilou is a logistician with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). He was most recently in Niger, but he first started working with MSF in his home country of Central African Republic (CAR). Below, Djamilou tells his story — what it was like to grow up as a Muslim in CAR, how he joined MSF, and the plight currently being faced by his family, whose members are scattered among three different countries after fleeing the violence that has placed CAR at the centre of one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.

Telemedecine: A Canadian doctor on how MSF medics in remote areas can connect to a world of expertise

'No one should slip through the cracks’: An MSF epidemiologist on why tracing Ebola patients is essential

The numbers of Ebola patients in West Africa may be going down, but as Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) epidemiologist Amanda Tiffany explains below, every last contact needs to be traced in order to help bring the epidemic to an end. She wrote the following from Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone, one of the countries hardest hit by the ongoing Ebola outbreak.

By Amanda Tiffany

Libéria : Arrêt des essais cliniques du traitement contre Ebola

Ebola: MSF halts experimental drug trial underway in Liberia

A trial of the experimental Ebola drug brincidofovir in Liberia has been halted due to a significant drop in the number of new Ebola cases, coupled with the January 30 announcement by the drug’s manufacturer that it would no longer participate in the trial.

Led by Oxford University, the trial into a potential treatment for the disease was launched in early January in an Ebola management centre run by international medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the Liberian capital Monrovia.  

Thousands trapped in eastern Ukraine: MSF calls for safety of civilians and respect for medical facilities

As fighting in eastern Ukraine continues to escalate, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is urging all parties to the conflict to halt shelling of hospitals and ensure civilians can reach safe places. In response to the surge in violence over the last two weeks, the organization is urgently expanding its support to hospitals on both sides of the front line as doctors try to deal with influxes of wounded patients and continued heavy fighting traps civilians in frontline towns.

La nouvelle Conseillère aux affaires humanitaires de MSF Canada parle de la puissance du témoignage

Cet article a été publié initialement dans le numéro d'hiver 2015 de Récits du terrain, le bulletin imprimé de MSF Canada.

Field Notes, Winter 2015

Our twice annual newsletter brings stories from Canadians who work with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) or support us here at home, providing a glimpse into the people who make our lifesaving work possible.

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In this issue:

Saving lives behind the scenes: MSF Canada's humanitarian affairs advisor on the power of speaking out

This story was originally published in the Winter 2015 issue of Field Notes.

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)’s medical interventions are the most visible aspect of its efforts to alleviate suffering by ensuring people everywhere have access to essential healthcare. That’s why the organization  works in nearly 70 different countries, providing direct medical care to people who have been affected by conflict, natural disasters or other emergencies.

La fille des flots : Naissance d’un bébé au milieu du chaos au Malawi