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PULSE: The MSF video series

PULSE is a bi-weekly video series from Doctors Without Borders that take an up-close look at our work delivering medical care on the front lines of humanitarian emergencies around the world.

It examines the crises and conflicts that compel us to act, and describes the needs facing our patients, among whom are some of the world's most vulnerable people. Every two weeks we explore a different aspect of Doctors Without Borders' medical humanitarian mission, from the obstacles we face in delivering care to the latest emergencies where help is needed. 

MSF Pulse: Putting Affordable Medicines on the Podium

February 16, 2018

Right now, athletes from around the world are gathering in Pyeongchang for the Winter Olympics.

Doctors Without Borders is also in South Korea, but for a very different kind of contest.

In this episode of MSF Pulse we look at how we can win access to affordable medicines for the world's most vulnerable people.

Learn more here.

MSF Pulse: Stop Bombing Hospitals

February 2, 2018

On January 29, two separate airstrikes severely damaged one of our supported hospitals in Syria. In this episode of MSF Pulse, we look at the disturbing trend of medical facilities being destroyed in conflict zones. 

Let your voice be heard: civilians, patients, and aid workers are #NotATarget.

MSF Pulse: Why are 120,000 people still seeking shelter from violence in Bentiu, South Sudan?

January 19, 2018

Four years ago, an explosion of violence between two rival factions erupted in South Sudan, plunging the country into a horrific civil war. People fled to safety in the UN compound outside the town of Bentiu. 

Three Crises You Might Have Missed in 2017

December 15, 2017

Wars, natural disasters, political strife; crisis after crisis has dominated news headlines in 2017. But in this episode of MSF Pulse, we look beyond the headlines to shed a light on three crises you may have missed this past year.

Eradicating HIV Once and For All

December 1, 2017

December 1 is World AIDS Day. We’ve made a lot of progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS but a lot more still needs to be done. In this episode of MSF Pulse, we look at why HIV still affects some of the world’s most vulnerable people and what Doctors Without Borders is doing to help eradicate the disease once and for all.

Mental healthcare is healthcare

November 17, 2017

Our doctors and nurses treat physical ailments: bandaging war-wounds, treating cholera and performing emergency surgeries. But did you know that for more than 20 years, we've also been caring for patients’ hidden wounds?

Vaccines Work

November 3, 2017

Immunization is one of the most effective medical interventions in public health. In this episode of MSF Pulse, we look at how Doctors Without Borders is able to vaccinate millions of children around the world each year against diseases like measles, meningitis and pneumonia.

Flight of the Rohingya: A Cross-Border Humanitarian Crisis

October 20, 2017

In this episode of MSF Pulse, we look at an impending public health crisis as over half a million Rohingya have fled targeted violence in Myanmar and have now settled in makeshift settlements in Bangladesh with without adequate access to shelter, food, clean water, or latrines.

How Can War Have Rules?

October 6, 2017

International humanitarian law is supposed to protect civilians from atrocities and allows MSF access to people affected by conflict, but governments are failing to live up to their obligations.

Life or Death in 72 Hours

September 8, 2017

When an emergency strikes, the first 72 hours are critical. In this episode of MSF Pulse we look at how Doctors Without Borders is able to deploy anywhere in the world at a moment's notice, with the equipment and supplies we need to start saving lives.

The Truth About Refugees and Migrants

June 30, 2017

People who claim that Mediterranean search and rescue is creating a “pull factor” for refugees and migrants often have little idea of the desperation pushing people to flee and risk their lives at sea. In this episode of MSF Pulse, we look at some of the push factors that cause people to flee their homes.

(More Than Just) Doctors Without Borders

June 16, 2017

With a name like “Doctors Without Borders”, lots of people think that we only have doctors who work overseas. But most people don't realize that we need more than only doctors to do humanitarian work.

Cholera in the Time of War

June 2, 2017

There is a massive cholera outbreak in Yemen right now. So far, we’ve treated 12,181 patients since March 30 and the number is still increasing. In this episode of MSF Pulse, we look at cholera, why it always seems to follow catastrophe and how we can treat it.

Crisis in Central African Republic

May 19, 2017

In this episode of MSF Pulse we look at one of the world’s worst and most under-reported humanitarian crises.

Still #NotATarget

May 5, 2017

One year ago, on May 3rd 2016, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2286 to stop these attacks against hospitals. Unfortunately, in this past year, nothing has improved. In fact, things have gotten worse.

Nigeria's Malnutrition Crisis

April 21, 2017

In this episode of Pulse we unpack the massive humanitarian crisis taking place in Nigeria as tens of thousands of people flee a violent conflict between government forces and Boko Haram.

Silence is Deadly

April 21, 2017

How MSF speaks out about the suffering we see is both a core part of our identity and one of our greatest challenges. Read more in a special issue of Dispatches, the MSF Canada magazine.

Tuberculosis: The Curable Disease That Continues to Kill

March 24, 2017

What is tuberculosis and why does a treatable disease continue to cill close to 2 million people every year? In this edition of MSF Pulse, we look at the challenges in the fight against TB.

Global Gag Policy: The US Government's Mexico City Policy

March 10, 2017

What is the Global Gag Rule and how does it affect the health of women around the world? Why does it matter to Doctors Without Borders? In this edition of MSF Pulse, we look at the Global Gag Rule and the consequences of unsafe abortions.

Malnutrition in South Sudan

February 24, 2017

South Sudan is currently experiencing a large-scale malnutrition crisis, as ongoing conflict is limiting access to food, clean drinking water, shelter, and healthcare. Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is working throughout the country delivering essential medical care, including treating malnutrition, to those who have nowhere else to turn.