Tag Médecins Sans Frontières

Humanitarian Summit, The Big Fiasco

ISTANBUL – The World Humanitarian Summit held in Istanbul on May 23-24, failed to achieve its fund raising goals. With the exception of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, none from the Group of the richest courtiers or of the UN Security Council attended. And the Summit could not mobilise the much-needed resources it had hoped for.

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Malawi’s Refugee Crisis

Imagine fleeing from your home because you feel unprotected by the people who are required to do so by law. And when you get to where you feel safer, the very same people come to persuade your keepers to let you come back with them, claiming you are running away from nothing!

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Africa: Migrant Crisis in the Mediterranean – What Can Be Done?

With Italian authorities rescuing 8,500 migrants in the Mediterranean over the weekend and reports up to 400 may have perished, there can be no doubt that an unprecedented summer surge in migrant sea crossings is already under way.

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VITA and ITM Antwerp ride radio waves against Ebola in Guinea

The network of independent radios of Guinea URTELGUI and the Italian media content company VITA will work as of Monday (26 January 2015) with the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) on an Ebola sensibilisation and awareness-raising action across radio stations in Guinea, one of the three worst affected countries by the current Ebola epidemic. The action is funded by the European Union.

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Changes Coming to South Africa’s Patent System

Cape Town – Paul Anley, chief executive officer of Pharma Dynamics, one of South Africa’s leading generic drug companies, wants to sell a cheaper version of popular birth control pill Yasmin. But he legally cannot because German multinational Bayer has patent protection on the drug in South Africa, even though its initial patent expired in 2010.

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CAR: Hospital Patients Under Attack

Bangui – Summary executions were carried out by armed men inside Bangui’s Friendship Hospital in the Central African Republic capital Bangui on December 5, According to medical staff and patients who said they witnessed the attacks.

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Direttore Responsabile Giuseppe Frangi