Kollie James in Foya is the 1000st Ebola survivor

Amidst all the loss and suffering, there are several stories of survival. Today, out of all the patients cared for in MSF’s projects in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, we celebrate the one thousandth survivor.

Silje contracted Ebola while working for MSF in Sierra Leone. She began to show symptoms on 4th October and was flown home to Norway. Today, she was discharged after recovering from the virus.

Salome Karwah is an Ebola survivor. After recovering from the virus she came back to work at the MSF treatment centre where she fought the disease. This is her story.

Kailahun Ebola Sierra Leone 2014

We take a look inside MSF's newest Ebola treatment centre in Bo, which just weeks after opening is already at full capacity. Three of the first patients to be discharged were siblings. Read their story.

The Ebola management centre in Conakry, Guinea, is currently seeing a massive spike in cases and despite the efforts of dedicated local and MSF staff, concerns exist over possibly having to turn patients away.

Marburg in Angola

A man in Uganda was diagnosed with Marburg hemorrhagic fever, a disease similar to Ebola, on 29th September. MSF is increasing its response to contain the infection.


This month we look at the response to the Ebola outbreak, the escape of our colleague in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the aftermath of the conflict in Gaza, and at the psychological and physical well being of refugees in Ethiopia and Uganda and those from Syria.

Bauchi cholera

The cholera outbreak which began in January in Bauchi state, northeastern Nigeria, is now over. More than 15,500 cases were reported and about 14,000 of those were treated by MSF teams in Bauchi.

IPD - Airport Bangui CAR

PRESS RELEASE: Retrospective mortality study reveals massive levels of death due to violence against Muslims during peak of conflict in Central African Republic

Ana Maria Tijerino, MSF psychologist and mental health advisor, has extensive experience caring for survivors of violence. But the atrocities happening in the gold and diamond-mining region of Ituri, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), left her shocked and appalled.

Saving Gatluok, malnutrition in Leer, South Sudan

Find out what happened when two-year-old Gatluok was admitted to MSF's hospital in Leer, South Sudan, with severe malnutrition

Sarah Maynard in Leer, South Sudan

Sarah Maynard, from Southampton, was the project coordinator in MSF's hospital in Leer at the time of its destruction. Here, she describes what happened when the conflict came to the town and the disastrous knock-on effects it has had.

MSF post-op clinic in Gaza City

Jonathan Whittall poses the difficult question: should MSF stay and deliver care, while bearing witness – or walk away in outrage, refusing to be complicit?

Saving Gatluok, malnutrition in Leer, South Sudan

PRESS RELEASE: Children in parts of South Sudan are suffering from shocking rates of malnutrition.

MSF post-op clinic in Gaza City

The intensity of bombings in the Israeli military operation “Protective Edge” makes it extremely dangerous for the population and MSF teams in Gaza to move around.

MSF UK's Sandrine Tiller and Sean Healy argue that the humanitarian sector is failing to respond adequately to people’s needs in emergencies, especially in hard-to-areas and the most difficult countries.

Over the last two weeks, MSF has treated more than 70 patients with symptoms resembling those of Ebola in Kailahun treatment centre, eastern Sierra Leone. We are concerned about a possible increase in patients in the coming weeks.