MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières [to 25 April 2015]

MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières [to 25 April 2015]
http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/news-stories/press/press-releases

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Press releases
Doctors Without Borders Launches Ad Campaign to Highlight Health Dangers of TPP Trade Deal
April 23, 2015

MSF Kicks off Global Campaign to Reduce the Price of Pneumonia Vaccine to $5 in Developing Countries
April 22, 2015
NEW YORK—Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today launched a global campaign—”A FAIR SHOT”— to call on pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Pfizer to slash the price of the pneumococcal vaccine in developing countries to US$5 per child, so more children can be protected from this childhood killer, and to disclose what they currently charge countries for the vaccine.

MSF Calls for Large-Scale Search and Rescue Operation in the Mediterranean
April 19, 2015
Figures from a war zone in the Mediterranean: a mass grave created by European policies

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Field News
Q&A: A Fair Shot
April 23, 2015
On April 23, 2015, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launched a global campaign—”A FAIR SHOT”— to call on pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Pfizer to slash the price of the pneumococcal vaccine in developing countries to US$5 per child, so more children can be protected from this childhood killer, and to disclose what they currently charge countries for the vaccine.

South Sudan: More Displaced by Ongoing Fighting in Upper Nile State
April 22, 2015
New fighting over the past 24 hours in the town of Malakal, in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state, has killed two people, injured many more, and displaced some 900 people, who were forced to seek sanctuary at a designated Protection of Civilians (PoC) site.
Tension in the area remains very high. MSF, which is working in the hospital at the PoC, is currently preparing for a possible influx of wounded people.

South Africa: MSF Assists People Displaced by Xenophobic Violence
April 21, 2015
For the past week, a medical team from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been responding to the health needs of people displaced by violent xenophobic attacks in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal (KZN) province.
The team began its work on April 14. After conducting assessments at the Isipingo, Chatsworth and Phoenix displacement camps, which collectively house more than 5,000 people near the coastal city of Durban, the team began providing basic medical care. A second team will soon conduct similar assessments in the Ekurhuleni region near Johannesburg.

In Ukraine, Providing Assistance Across the Front Line
April 21, 2015
Medical needs remain urgent for both residents and people displaced by conflict on both sides of the front line in Ukraine. Many Ukrainian health workers have left rebel-held areas, leaving thousands of people in remote villages without access to adequate health care. Many medical facilities have been damaged or destroyed, and there are critical shortages of both basic and specialized medicines and supplies.