Uzbekistan has some of the highest multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) rates in the world with resistance found in 23% of new and 62% of retreatment cases. Why?  

When Ebola hit West Africa in 2014, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), under the leadership of Joanne Liu, MDCM, MSF's International President, spoke out early and forcefully pressed for a stronger response from the WHO and the world. Now, as the world watches the WHO…

More than 8 out of 10 Somali refugees don’t want to return home when the world’s largest refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya, closes, according to an MSF report released yesterday.   Refugees fear repatriation will mean forced recruitment into armed groups, sexual violence and no…

The executive director of MSF US has published an open letter explaining the NGO’s reasoning for rejecting a donation of pneumonia vaccine (PCV) from the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer. Jason Cone writes that PCV manufacturers Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline keep the vaccine’s…

At the UN General Assembly’s refugee summit yesterday, world leaders approved the New York Declaration to provide a more coordinated and humane approach to refugee crises—but advocates say that the watered down, non-legally binding document lacks concrete commitments, the …

For children in the Bokoro region of Chad, malnutrition is endemic. Among the factors that contribute to the problem: extreme climate, cultural superstitions about breastfeeding, an under-resourced health care system, low literacy rates and lack of health education.

Even when Liberia was experiencing the worst Ebola outbreak in history during 2014-2015, health care workers knew they still needed to worry about malaria, the main killer of children under 5 in the country.

After a US airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan, destroyed an MSF trauma center last October, the region lost its sole comprehensive trauma care facility. To find out what that meant for the region, researchers quantified care provided at the center during its 4 years of…

By Brian W. Simpson GENEVA – Last year in October, Haydan hospital in Yemen was destroyed by Saudi-led coalition airstrikes, and within a couple hours 200,000 people lost access to health care. Just 3 weeks earlier, the Kunduz trauma center was hit by U.S.…

To deliver a stirring snapshot of life in a remote field hospital, NPR’s Jason Beaubien and Kelly McEvers embedded within a Médecins sans Frontières hospital in a South Sudanese refugee camp. With just 2 doctors overseeing 170 patients—including children suffering from…