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2011-04-05 11:06:00

Rising number of new cases putting thousands of children at risk. WASHINGTON, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With measles spreading rapidly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), putting thousands of children at risk, the American Red Cross today called on the Democratic Republic of Congo and members of the global health community to work together to launch an immediate response to the outbreaks. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) "In...

2011-03-25 00:00:30

MSF report says fixing drug supply and price problems is urgent Geneva / Johannesburg (Vocus/PRWEB) March 24, 2011 A promising new diagnostic test will finally help detect more people with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), a development that lends greater urgency to solve major problems surrounding the pricing and supply of DR-TB medicines, according to a report released today by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans...

2011-03-23 16:18:00

NEW YORK, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rockjazz pianist ELEW today announced the details of an upcoming benefit he is holding on Thursday, March 31 at the Gramercy Theater in New York City, in cooperation with Live Nation and Party With Purpose to benefit the relief efforts of humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders and Save The Children for victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. The event will include performances by two-time Grammy Award-winning jazz legend...

2011-03-07 16:22:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Expedia® Affiliate Network (EAN) announced today that Doctors Without Borders / Medecins San Frontieres (MSF) will be the newest beneficiary of TravelRelief.org, EAN's charity program. Doctors Without Borders is an international medical humanitarian aid organization that provides assistance to people in more than 60 countries worldwide that have been affected by disasters, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from healthcare,...

2010-12-17 13:18:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the growing cholera epidemic in Haiti, the American Red Cross announced today it is donating $1.5 million to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to purchase, ship, store and distribute IV fluids and other essential supplies. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) This action comes as the number of cholera cases in Haiti has now exceeded 100,000. Funds will provide 250,000 liters of...

2010-11-18 14:21:00

BURLINGTON, ON, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ - To view this Social Media Release, please enter the following address in your web browser. http://smr.newswire.ca/en/doctors-without-borders/launch-of-msf-warehouse /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: The photo accompanying this social media release is also available at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited members of the media/ SOURCE Doctors Without Borders

2010-11-10 07:00:00

BELLEVUE, Wash. and NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Expedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPE), the world's largest online travel company, today announced its support of the U.S. division of Doctors Without Borders /Medecins San Frontieres (MSF). MSF will be a primary recipient of charitable financial support from Expedia, Inc. and will have the opportunity to leverage the company's technology and travel resources where necessary. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100106/AQ33533LOGO)...

2010-11-09 06:56:00

PHILADELPHIA, November 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Percentage of Revenues From MD Consult Subscriptions Sold in Nov.-Dec. to go to Medical Relief Organization Which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999 Elsevier, (http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/homepage.cws_home) the world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today that it will contribute to Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) (...

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2010-09-12 09:55:00

"¨The government of Nigeria is scrambling to contain a cholera epidemic that has killed some 800 citizens in two months.  The epidemic, Nigeria's worst in 19 years, is spreading to Chad, Cameroon and Niger, where it has killed hundreds more.Rudimentary health clinics in Nigeria were packed with patients as workers in surgical masks scattered anti-bacterial solution along dirt paths.In a clinic in the village of Ganjuwa, small children hooked up to I.V. tubes laid under a...

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2010-08-22 09:07:51

Health officials said Friday that India is fighting off record levels of malaria infection in Mumbai, with as many cases being reported in the first half of 2010 compared to the entire year last year. Authorities in the financial hub have drafted in experts from Medecins Sans Frontieres to try and fend off the outbreak, which has seen about 4,000 cases in August. "It's an exceptional year. We're definitely seeing a rise in cases. It's a record number," assistant health officer Dr Daksha Shah...