16 May 2013
- MSF marks clinic inauguration by hosting Urban Survivors photo exhibitionNairobi - The international humanitarian medical organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today inaugurates a new clinic in Kibera South. The centre offers comprehensive primary healthcare and maternity services integrated with the management of chronic diseases like HIV, targeting one of the most vulnerable populations in Nairobi. The ceremony will also mark the opening of Urban Survivors, a photo/multimedia exhibition by MSF, highlighting the critical humanitarian situation in slums across the world.Passage to the Kibera South Health Center. Community of Kibera. Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: Andre FrancoisMSF is the only provider of free healthcare in Kibera, and...
14 May 2013
Visit MSF projects around the world and see what we really do. This month, we are getting a clearer picture of the AIDS epidemic in Malawi and we visit our team in Jordan who are rebuilding shattered lives in the Middle East.We are also preparing for the rainy season in South Sudan and we look to kala azar's forgotten patients.
01 May 2013
MSF Activity Report: Zimbabwe Providing antiretroviral therapy for mobile populations: Lesson learned from a cross border ARV programme in Musina, South Africa Antiretroviral treatment outcomes from a decentralised ART programme in rural Zimbabwe Management of HIV-related Conditions and Antiretroviral Therapy in Adults and Children Providing Antiretroviral Care to Adolescents in a Decentralized ART Programme in Rural Zimbabwe Implementation of Xpert MTB/Rif Assay in Buhera District, Zimbabwe: Lessons Learned A presentation on 'The Leaking PMTCT Cascade Experience' from the MSF Projects in Lesotho and Zimbabwe Guidelines for antiretroviral therapy in adults Murambida, Zimbabwe: HIV Clinic...
19 April 2013
Just days into the rollout of fixed-dose combination (FDC) antiretrovirals (ARVs) by South Africa’s HIV treatment programme - the world's largest - activists are raising fears of drug shortages...Motsoaledi launched the phased rollout of FDCs on 8 April at a small community health centre north of the country's capital, Pretoria. New patients and HIV-positive women who are pregnant or breastfeeding will be the first to receive the new medication...But stock shortages have already been reported in Western Cape Province and more are thought to be occurring in other provinces, according to activists. In March, the Western Cape Department of Health told AIDS lobby group the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) /...
08 April 2013
Health activists hailed the launch of the new fixed dose combination ARV therapy by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Monday but there’s some concern about the state’s ability to deliver it to all who need the drug... Motsoaledi said at the launch in Pretoria: “We will be starting with newly diagnosed HIV-positive persons eligible for treatment, HIV-positive pregnant women and breast-feeding mothers.. ..Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) project coordinator in Khayelitsha, Lynne Wilkinson, said: “Overall, MSF is happy about the long overdue availability of fixed dose combination ARV therapy in the public sector... Read article HERE
01 November 2012
Download the report Piloted by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Khayelitsha, the award-winning ART Adherence Club model focuses on patient participation and peer support, for improved treatment adherence. This simple model allows patient groups to collect pre-packed, two-month supplies of treatment from lay health workers either at the clinic or outside of the clinic - whether at a local library or at a fellow patient's home.ART Adherence Clubs give stable adherent HIV patients easier access to their treatment, while unclogging clinics and freeing up scarce nurses and doctors to manage new or at-risk HIV patients.Today, the Cape Town Metro is home to more than 400 of these clubs as part of a...
29 January 2013
Doctors without Borders (MSF) has issued a warning to both the national Health Department and the Eastern Cape health department over the need to tackle drug supply problems in order to prevent future crises... In December last year many organisations, including MSF, intervened at the Mthatha medical depot, where more than 100000 patients were being threatened by a serious shortage of antiretroviral medication (ARVs). The Mthatha depot, which supplies vital medicines, including the life-prolonging drugs to 300 health facilities in the region, was unable to dispense drugs for many weeks because more than 70% of workforce at the depot went on an illegal strike in October...Read article here