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[OPINION] The detours I took to become a nurse

May 12, 2019 - 12:07 PM

I realized that sometimes, you just have to go beyond the borders of your personal plans and let the world take you for a ride with its far-reaching wings

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Nauru orders MSF to stop work among asylum seekers

Oct 07, 2018 - 2:01 PM

Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres says the Nauruan government ordered it to stop treating asylum-seekers and locals suffering from mental health problems

Rohingya protest for 'justice' on crackdown anniversary

Aug 25, 2018 - 11:34 AM

(UPDATED) The Rohingya exodus continues today, as refugees continue to trickle over the border throughout this year

PROTEST. Rohingya refugees attend a ceremony organized to remember the first anniversary of a military crackdown that prompted a massive exodus of people from Myanmar to Bangladesh, at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on August 25, 2018. Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP

5 new Ebola cases in DR Congo, says authorities

Jun 02, 2018 - 9:54 PM

DR Congo and the World Health Organization are rushing to contain the outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in recent weeks, with 25 dead

SAFETY ZONE. Health workers operate within an Ebola safety zone in the Health Center in Iyonda, near Mbandaka, on June 1, 2018. Photo by Junior D. Kannah/AFP

The week in photos: May 5-12, 2018

May 13, 2018 - 11:36 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Supreme Court on May11, 2018 voting on the quo warranto case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

The week in photos: July 29-August 4, 2017

Aug 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

ERUPTION. Hot lava flows down the Mount Sinabung volcano in the night in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia on July 30, 2017. Photo by Tibta Pangin/AFP

Nigerian military blames homeless for botched air strike

Jul 22, 2017 - 10:19 AM

UPDATED Charity group Doctors Without Borders says they are extremely worried by the Nigerian military s statement 6 months after the bombing

A fair shot: Campaign to cut PH pneumonia vaccine price

Apr 12, 2016 - 10:41 AM

Although pneumonia is the best selling vaccine it is also the priciest NextDayBetter and MSF want to change that

Syria's UN envoy says no starvation in Madaya

Jan 12, 2016 - 7:46 AM

Ambassador Bashar Jaafari speaks after a convoy of 44 trucks loaded with food baby formula blankets and other supplies entered Madaya where medical charity MSF says 28 people have starved to death since December 1

A convoy of cars loaded with aid material moves towards the besieged city of Madaya, Syria, January 11, 2016. Youssef Badawi/EPA

My Syrian patients’ strength amid war

Jan 02, 2016 - 8:56 AM

When I came home and saw my loved ones I thought about how lucky I am not to live in a country at war

Pentagon to make 'condolence payments' to Kunduz victims

Oct 11, 2015 - 7:39 AM

Doctors Without Borders has condemned the attack which killed 12 staff and 10 patients as a war crime

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE. A handout file picture made available on October 1, 2015 shows members of the humanitarian aid organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) (Doctors without borders) treating injured people in a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, September 30, 2015. Phtoo by EPA/MEDICINS SANS FRONTIERES

The wRap Indonesia: Jokowi accepts help to combat haze, Obama apologizes

Oct 09, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Other stories include the recovery of bodies of plane crash victims increased US maritime assistance and reactions on the bullet train deal with China

WORST EVER. Haze from land and forest fires is an annual hazard in Indonesia. The practice of open burning to clear land is illegal but is common in the country, but this year's fires could be the worst ever. EPA/TAMY UTARI

Obama apologizes to MSF for deadly Kunduz air strike

Oct 08, 2015 - 7:58 AM

Three separate probes – by the US military NATO and Afghan officials – are under way into Saturday s catastrophic strike in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz which left 22 people dead

OBAMA. US President Barack Obama participates a discussion at the White House Summit on Worker Voice, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, October 7, 2015. Photo by Michael Reynolds.

500,000 more children uprooted by Boko Haram – UNICEF

Sep 18, 2015 - 12:19 PM

The additional numbers of children made homeless has taken the total number of youngsters in the Lake Chad region who have been forced to flee to 1 4 million

'RUNNING FOR THEIR LIVES.' A picture taken on September 16, 2015 shows children standing in the Assaga refugee camp, set up by the UN three months ago for Nigerian refugees who fled to southeast Niger to escape the Islamist group Boko Haram. Photo by Boureima Hama/AFP

4 dead in helicopter crash in quake-hit Nepal

Jun 02, 2015 - 11:23 PM

Four people including 3 staff from medical charity MSF are killed when a helicopter delivering aid to an earthquake devastated region in Nepal crashed in the Sindhupalchowk district

WAITING. Relatives react as a helicopter carrying the bodies of helicopter crash victim arrives at helipad of Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, 02 June 2015. Photo by Narendra Shrestha / EPA

Nepal hospitals overflowing, rural towns cut off: aid groups

Apr 26, 2015 - 10:06 PM

Aid pours in for earthquake stricken Nepal as the death toll surpasses 2 300

URGENT. Injured people wait for medical treatment after an earthquake struck Nepal, at Bir Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, 26 April 2015. Photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA

World's largest Ebola unit dismantled as outbreak retreats

Jan 28, 2015 - 10:06 PM

Five months later to the day it registered no patients at all for the first time and staff this week mark a drastic retreat of an epidemic which has killed thousands by dismantling and burning the first tent put up at the clinic

Photo taken on January 27, 2015 shows tents being dismantled after Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres, MSF) decommissioned the first section of the ELWA III Ebola Management Center in Monrovia. AFP PHOTO / ZOOM DOSSO AFP PHOTO / ZOOM DOSSO

Liberia bans journalists from Ebola centers

Oct 10, 2014 - 10:18 PM

Journalists in the centers allegedly violate people s privacy when taking photos that are to be sold to international institutions

Training for Ebola, a disease that 'doesn't forgive'

Oct 05, 2014 - 2:42 PM

Médecins Sans Frontières Doctors Without Borders is central to the response against Ebola since it broke earlier this year doing all it can to manage the emergency from a leafy Belgian suburb

A health workers in protective suit puts glasses on, on October 1, 2014 at MSF's (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia. Pascal Guyot/AFP

Ebola strikes 4th American as UN ramps up response

Oct 03, 2014 - 10:59 AM

UPDATED By far the most deadly epidemic of Ebola on record has spread into five west African countries since the start of the year infecting more than 7 000 people and killing about half of them

EBOLA. Liberians watch as a burial team enters their community to collect a dead body suspected of being an Ebola victim in the slum area of Logan Town outside Monrovia, Liberia, 30 September 2014. Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

Ebola: Sierra Leone streets deserted as shutdown begins

Sep 19, 2014 - 10:13 PM

Ose to Ose Ebola Tok – House to House Ebola Talk in the widely spoken Krio language – will see more than 7 000 volunteer teams of four visiting the country s 1 5 million homes over the coming days

A woman walks past an Ebola awareness poster in Freetown, Sierra Leone, 18 September 2014. Tanya Bindra/EPA

Sierra Leone launches controversial Ebola shutdown

Sep 19, 2014 - 11:39 AM

Most of Sierra Leone s population of 6 million were confined to their homes from midnight 0000 GMT with only essential workers such as health professionals and security forces exempt from the lockdown

NOT JUST ON TV. A drama film poster made about the Ebola virus hangs on the walls of downtown Freetown, Sierra Leone, 18 September 2014. Tanya Bindra/EPA

British Ebola victim discharged from hospital

Sep 03, 2014 - 9:43 PM

Pooley who spent 10 days in the hospital was given the drug ZMapp which was also used on two US missionaries who also recovered

Ebola outbreak could take 6 months to control, say MSF

Aug 15, 2014 - 8:21 PM

2nd UPDATE It is like wartime says the head of the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres of the Ebola outbreak that has already claimed more than 1 000 lives in west Africa

Ebola 'out of control' in West Africa: MSF

Jun 24, 2014 - 8:31 AM

MSF: The scale of the current Ebola epidemic is unprecedented in terms of geographical distribution people infected and deaths

EBOLA. This colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) obtained March 24, 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion. Photo by Cynthia Goldsmith/CDC/AFP

Aid lifeline under threat for Myanmar's Rakhine Muslims

Mar 03, 2014 - 2:49 PM

Experts warn that the decision last week to halt Doctors Without Borders activities in Rakhine sends a chilling message to humanitarian agencies working in the impoverished western state

OUT. Protesters hold placards during a protest against Artsen zonder Grenzen (AZG) - Médecins Sans Frontières, in Sittwe, Rakhine state in western Myanmar on February 22, 2014. Photo by AFP

Inflatable hospitals bring much needed care to Yolanda survivors

Dec 09, 2013 - 3:31 PM

The inflatable hospitals house an emergency room a wound care room a pharmacy and up to 45 hospital beds

Tacloban and Haiti: Indecent comparisons

Nov 27, 2013 - 8:37 PM

A member of the Doctors Without Borders in Tacloban City says health risks persist

REBUILDING. Residents rebuild their homes twelve days after Typhoon Yolanda hit the town of Palo, Leyte. Photo by Jake Versoza

Mental health, infections main concerns in Tacloban City

Nov 13, 2013 - 5:16 PM

Government and volunteer doctors have started getting reports of diarrhea cases too

MSF pulls out of Somalia after 'extreme attacks'

Aug 15, 2013 - 12:11 AM

Doctors Without Borders leave the war torn country after 22 years of operations there