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MSF Month in Focus: September 2018
Take a look at our work around the world this September.
Whether it’s responding to an Ebola outbreak in a conflict zone or finding new ways to reach patients across vast refugee camps, dealing with challenges is an everyday part of MSF’s work – and innovation is at the heart of what we do.
Learn about three ways we’re dealing with unique medical situations around the world, as well as one special way you can help us continue to save lives.
Ebola: Fighting the disease in North Kivu
For the first time, MSF is responding to an Ebola outbreak inside an active conflict zone. That’s the reality of the challenging situation faced in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Emergency coordinator Karin Huster, who has just returned from the country, tells us how MSF is fighting this complex and evolving epidemic.
Rohingya crisis: Epidemiology with a smartphone
Around 919,000 Rohingya refugees live in camps across the Cox’s Bazar region of Bangladesh. However, without accurate information, it can be difficult to understand the type and scale of healthcare needed by so many vulnerable people.
Epidemiologist Laura Reques shows us how MSF is using simple smartphone surveys to improve access to appropriate medical care across the camps.
Afghanistan: The maternity hospital run by women
At MSF’s Khost maternity hospital in eastern Afghanistan, there are more than 2,000 births every month – each one overseen by a team of female-only doctors, midwives, nurses and support staff.
Belgian doctor Séverine Caluwaerts witnessed the first birth at the project, back in 2012, and just returned for her ninth assignment to celebrate the arrival of baby number 100,000 at Khost.
MSF: How celebration giving can save lives
From birthdays to anniversaries and weddings, MSF supporters across the UK are choosing to celebrate their special occasion by asking for life-saving donations rather than gifts.
We spoke to a group of supporters about why they chose to dedicate their celebration to MSF.