104 Results For "leishmaniasis"
Mrs Iqbal Story - Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Treatment, Peshawar

Bringing hope to sufferers of a neglected disease

Stories from MSF’s treatment centre for cutaneous leishmaniais in Peshawar. Opened in May 2018, already the centre has admitted more than 800 patients and is operating at full capacity, as are MSF’s three other treatment centres: two in Quetta and one in Kuchlak. Project Update - 5 Dec 2018
Diagnosing, treating and researching HIV-kala azar co-infection
Kala azar

Diagnosing, treating and researching HIV-kala azar co-infection in Ethiopia

MSF teams in Abdurafi, Ethiopia, talk about the challenges of diagnosing and treating kala azar in people living with HIV, and are collaborating on research into ways to better understand and prevent the neglected tropical disease. Project Update - 20 Sep 2018

Visceral leishmaniasis (VL)-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) coinfection remains a major problem in Ethiopia, India, and Brazil. Tuberculosis (TB), a treatable factor, could contribute to high mortality (up to 25%) in VL-HIV coinfection. However, the current evidence on the prevalence and clinical impact of TB in VL-HIV coinfection is very limited. In previous reports on routine care, TB prevalence ranged from 5.7% to 29.7%, but information on how and when TB was diagnosed was lacking.
Open Forum Infectious Diseases - 1 Apr 2018
Nawagai, Bajaur Agency

Closure of MSF project in northwest will leave thousands without healthcare

"The closure of MSF’s activities will leave a major gap and have serious negative implications for the health of people living in Bajaur and the surrounding areas." Statement - 10 Nov 2017
Pakistan Behind The Headlines

MSF asked to close medical activities in Kurram Agency, north-west Pakistan

“We will continue to provide obstetric and neonatal services as much as possible to the women of FATA through the MSF Women’s hospital in Peshawar.” Statement - 14 Sep 2017
Malnutrition in Leer, South Sudan
South Sudan

MSF calls on warring parties to respect medical facilities in South Sudan as the humanitarian organization is forced to evacuate staff again

MSF is gravely concerned about an imminent attack on the town of Leer in South Sudan, and the potential impact on civilians and medical facilities. Press Release - 9 May 2015
MSF in Bajaur

Eyes without a face

'I recognised her eyes': An MSF nurse describes a life-changing diagnosis for a patient in Pakistan. Voices from the Field - 2 Apr 2015
South Sudan

Tackling a deadly outbreak of tropical disease

Casey O’Connor oversees MSF’s activities in Lankien and reflects on a tough year. Voices from the Field - 16 Jan 2015
Kala Azar in Bihar, India
Kala azar

Increased access to diagnosis and treatment of HIV-VL co-infection is imperative for eliminating kala azar

Fast-tracked development of integrated kala azar and HIV guidelines needed Press Release - 1 Dec 2014
Kala Azar in Bihar

MSF supports the introduction and roll-out of single-dose treatment for kala azar in Bihar State

From this day on, treatment for kala azar in Bihar will only take two hours. Press Release - 17 Nov 2014
World Malaria Day 2018 in DRC
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

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