Ban on MSF operations in Cameroon continues to obstruct healthcare delivery

CAMEROON – While thousands of people struggle to access vital healthcare in the restive North-West region of Cameroon, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is still denied the resumption of its healthcare care services in the region, six months after the forced suspension of its activities by Cameroonian authorities. MSF is calling on the government of Cameroon to immediately lift this suspension and prioritise the medical needs of the population. In 2018, in agreement with Cameroon’s Ministry of Health, MSF launched an emergency response to the critical health situation in…

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Chemoprevention applied in South Sudan to avert an imminent malaria outbreak

SOUTH SUDAN – Medical charity Doctors Without Borders, officially known as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has been conducting malaria chemoprevention in the country to avert a looming outbreak due to the rainy season. Seasonal malaria chemoprevention(MSC), is a public health intervention that can reduce the incidence of malaria among young children during the rainy season. It has been recommended by the World Health Organization since 2012 in countries with high seasonal malaria transmission. In a situational report, MSF says it has treated 22,400 people for malaria in the first three…

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