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Find out more about MSF’s work around the world and see what we really do.

This month we look at:

  • Migration – MSF resumes search and rescue activities in the Mediterranean Sea
  • Syria – Al Quds hospital destroyed in airstrikes
  • A Fair Shot campaign – MSF delivers petition demanding reduction in price of pneumonia vaccine
  • Uganda – Fishing community severely affected by HIV/Aids
  • MSF’s supply chain – delivering medical assistance worldwide
  • Libya – “Just being a doctor is not enough to save people’s lives”

Migration

In 2015, given the European Union’s refusal to offer them legal and safe alternatives, almost one million people seeking to flee to Europe had no other choice than to risk their lives at sea.

4,000 people drowned in 2015. In 2016, in spite of the increasingly coercive measures adopted by the EU, migrants desperate to flee continue to attempt the crossing.

Syria 

On April 27th, the MSF-supported Al Quds hospital in Aleppo was bombed.

The hospital had been delivering emergency medical care to people living in this war-torn city since 2012.

A Fair Shot

On 27 April, MSF delivered a petition to Pfizer, one of the two companies manufacturing the pneumonia vaccine. The petition demands a reduction in the price of the vaccine for developing countries.

Pneumonia is the leading cause of infant mortality worldwide. Every year it kills close to one million children.

Uganda

In Uganda, combatting HIV/AIDS continues to be a major challenge. 1.4 million Ugandans are HIV-positive.

MSF has opened an HIV/AIDS programme in Kasese district, in the small fishing village of Katwe, 43% of the population are HIV-positive.

The MSF supply chain

MSF has acquired considerable expertise and resources in logistics and the supply chain.

This enables us to deliver medical assistance and better respond to the needs of victims — whoever, and wherever, they may be.

Libya

Five years after the fall of Gaddafi, Libya is divided in two, each with its own government vying for power.

Khaled  Almnfe, MSF’s deputy head of mission, describes the impact of the conflict on Libya’s health system.

SOURCE: MSF

 

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