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MSF: Global Ebola response chaotic, inadequate

2014-08-28 05:00

Medecins Sans Frontieres has warned that the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is chaotic and entirely inadequate.

Last Ebola-free region of Liberia falls to virus

2014-08-23 10:30

Every region of Liberia has now been hit by Ebola, officials say, as the World Health Organisation warns the fight against the worst-ever outbreak of the killer disease would take months.

Lack of leadership hurts Ebola fight in West Africa - MSF

2014-08-22 07:41

Efforts to curb the deadly Ebola epidemic that swept across four West African states are being undermined by a lack of leadership and emergency management skills, MSF says.

Health workers make ultimate sacrifice to battle Ebola

2014-08-15 13:24

Sierra Leone's chief medical officer has told parliament about the difficulties health workers are facing in fighting Ebola, saying there is hostility towards them.

Sierra Leone, Liberia deploy troops for Ebola

2014-08-04 21:36

Troops have been deployed in Sierra Leone and Liberia to fight the worst outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.

Sierra Leone president visits Ebola epicentre

2014-07-29 11:12

Sierra Leone's president has visited the epicentre of an Ebola outbreak as West African leaders stepped up efforts to contain the spread of the deadly virus.

Emaciated children in looming South Sudan famine

2014-07-22 05:00

A surge in the number of emaciated children arriving at a feeding centre in Leer, a muddy rebel-held town in South Sudan, points to the world's newest nation is on the brink of famine.

Central African Republic death toll higher

2014-07-16 21:59

Fighting in Central African Republic may have claimed more lives than previously thought.

W African nations in crisis talks as Ebola spreads

2014-07-02 06:11

Health ministers from across western Africa will meet to plan "drastic action" against the deadliest ever Ebola epidemic as dozens of new cases continue to emerge.

MSF: Ebola out of control

2014-06-20 20:37

Doctors Without Borders says the West Africa Ebola outbreak is 'totally out of control,' and more help is needed.

Ebola death toll keeps rising

2014-06-10 18:34

Precautions and prayers have been called for in three West African countries as the Ebola toll keeps climbing.

Kenyan troops free aid workers held in Somalia

2014-04-11 14:43

Kenyan troops say they have freed two aid workers working with the charities MSF and CARE who were kidnapped by Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab rebels in 2011.

MSF issues attack on 'shameful' UN in S Sudan

2014-04-09 14:21

A leading international aid agency has issued a stinging attack on the UN mission in South Sudan, accusing it of a “shameful attitude” and leaving thousands of displaced living in squalor.

SA sends condolences to Guinea

2014-04-03 17:56

South Africa has sent condolences to those in Guinea affected by an Ebola haemorrhagic fever outbreak.

Guinea says has contained Ebola outbreak

2014-03-27 08:25

Guinea says it has stopped an outbreak of deadly Ebola fever from spreading beyond the country’s remote southeast, although the number of deaths from suspected infections has risen to at least 63.

Stop patent exploitation, urge activists

2014-03-13 17:13

Health activists have marched on the offices of the Department of Trade and Industry to demand the urgent implementation of patient-friendly legislation.

S Sudan: Patients shot dead in hospital beds

2014-02-26 12:45

Warring fighters in South Sudan have looted hospitals and murdered patients in their beds cutting life-saving healthcare to hundreds of thousands of people, MSF says.

Civilians flee threatened South Sudan town

2014-01-18 16:02

Civilians have again fled the flashpoint South Sudan town of Bor ahead of a looming new assault by government forces.

MSF says five staff detained in Syria

2014-01-03 20:27

Five staff members of the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres have been taken from their house in northern Syria and have been out of contact since then.

French army takes on CAR fighters

2013-12-06 17:02

French troops have killed several armed fighters in the Central African Republic as Paris rolled out a UN-backed operation to restore security.

Emotional trauma haunts Haiyan survivors

2013-11-25 13:58

Medical and trauma professionals have emphasised that there is a vital and desperate need for psychological intervention and trauma counselling for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

Stop handing out patents - TAC

2013-10-18 05:00

Several activist groups have handed over a submission to the Department of Trade and Industry that could lead to affordable medicine.

Stop handing out patents – TAC

2013-10-17 12:20

Several activist groups have handed over a submission to the Department of Trade and Industry that could lead to affordable medicine.

Syria chemical weapons progress

2013-10-04 16:11

International inspectors are gearing up to disable the chemical weapons programme in war-hit Syria after reporting "encouraging" progress.

 

MSF offers limited help in DRC Ebola outbreak

2014-08-26 19:29

Medicins Sans Frontieres, the leading organisation in fighting Ebola, can provide only limited support to tackle a new outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Senegal blocks Liberia aid flight

2014-08-22 21:34

Regional humanitarian hub Senegal has blocked a regional UN aid plane from landing and was banning all further flights to and from countries affected by Ebola.

MSF: Ebola moving faster than we can handle

2014-08-15 14:35

The Ebola crisis in west Africa is outstripping the ability of aid organisations to stem the epidemic, the head of international medical charity MSF says, likening it to a war.

West African healthcare reels as Ebola toll hits 932

2014-08-07 12:34

Health workers in West Africa have appealed for urgent help in controlling the world's worst Ebola outbreak as the death toll climbed to 932 and Liberia shuts a major hospital.

Govt: SA takes stringent measures against Ebola

2014-07-31 10:48

The South African government has taken stringent measures to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola disease in the country.

Malaria is the leading killer in CAR

2014-07-25 07:44

As a recent ceasefire deal boosts prospects for peace in Central African Republic, a key medical aid group has warned that malaria was the leading killer .

Kidnapped women, kids sex slaves in DRC

2014-07-17 05:00

Women and children are being kidnapped by armed gangs and forced to work as sex slaves in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

At least 7 million need aid in Sudan

2014-07-16 11:08

Worsening conflict in Darfur and an influx of people fleeing war in South Sudan have helped push to almost seven million the number needing aid in Sudan, the UN says.

MSF team blocked in Darfur

2014-07-03 22:09

Sudanese authorities have blocked a Doctors Without Borders emergency team from travelling to Darfur to help thousands of recently-displaced people who are barely surviving.

Sierra Leone defends its record on Ebola

2014-06-22 10:08

Sierra Leone says it is dismayed by allegations that it is not doing enough to combat the Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa.

Sudan bombs hospital in Kordofan

2014-06-17 14:34

Sudanese air force bombs have hit a Doctors Without Borders hospital in war-torn South Kordofan, the group says, in the second incident of its kind in weeks.

More than 100 killed in CAR fighting

2014-05-05 22:17

More than 100 people have been killed in fierce fighting in the past 10 days in the Central African Republic.

Ebola outbreak: Guineans in shock

2014-04-11 13:19

An Ebola outbreak which has killed more than 100 people in Guinea has left communities asking why the disease has attacked their country.

MSF worried over DRC hostages

2014-04-09 07:38

MSF says it is worried that intense fighting between the military and armed groups in eastern DRC could endanger its staff taken hostage there.

Guinea's Ebola victims wait for death

2014-04-01 17:33

Isolated from the outside world in a medical centre in Ebola-hit southern Guinea, victims of one of the deadliest viruses known to mankind wait listlessly for the merciful release of death.

Guinea Ebola outbreak may be deadly Zaire strain

2014-03-24 18:53

The health catastrophe in Guinea may possibly be caused by the Zaire Ebola virus strain thought to be 90% lethal.

France striving to stop CAR split – Hollande

2014-03-01 10:08

French President Francois Hollande has told CAR that his troops would work to stop the country splitting in two and endeavour to disarm rival fighters engaged in months of inter-religious killing.

Patients, medical workers flee S Sudan hospital

2014-01-31 21:06

Patients, medical workers have had to flee a hospital in the violence-prone Unity state in South Sudan.

Looting spree in S Sudan

2014-01-16 21:47

Wholesale looting of vehicles, equipment and supplies belonging to aid groups is crippling aid groups ability to help in South Sudan.

S Sudan ceasefire talks agreed, fighting rages

2013-12-31 18:39

South Sudan's government and rebels have agreed a ceasefire, mediators said, though there was no immediate sign of an end to ethnic fighting.

Somali refugees fear going home - MSF

2013-11-29 14:24

The vast majority of Somali refugees in Kenya fear returning to their war-torn country, Doctors Without Borders says.

Notorious CAR ex-rebels execute women, kids

2013-11-08 10:12

Al Jazeera says it has uncovered a site where 18 women and children were killed in the Central African town of Bouar by a notorious former rebel group Seleka, who are now ruling the west African country.

Stop handing out patents - TAC

2013-10-17 14:21

Several activist groups have handed over a submission to the Department of Trade and Industry that could lead to affordable medicine.

MSF denounces 'unprecedented' violence in CAR

2013-10-16 07:44

MSF has denounced the "unprecedented" violence in the Central African Republic, urging all sides to respect civilian safety and calling for urgent international aid.

CAR jails first group of ex-rebels

2013-09-12 22:09

A court in the Central African Republic has sentenced 17 Seleka fighters to eight years in prison for theft, rape and pillage, the first ex-rebels to be punished for a wave of violence.

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