Southern Africans urged to support investigation into US attack on MSF hospital

October 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Southern Africans urged to support investigation into US attack on MSF hospital 

CAPE TOWN, Oct. 20 — The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Tuesday urged people in Southern Africa to support its petition drive for an independent investigation into the U.S. attack on an MSF hospital in Afghanistan.

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Hundreds of immigrants repatriated from S. Africa: minister

April 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on Hundreds of immigrants repatriated from S. Africa: minister 

JOHANNESBURG, April 22 — Hundreds of immigrants have been repatriated to their home countries following xenophobia attacks, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Tuesday.

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MSF sends medical team to xenophobia violence-hit South Africa

April 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on MSF sends medical team to xenophobia violence-hit South Africa 

CAPE TOWN, April 22 — Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Tuesday it has sent a medical team in response to the health needs of displaced people in areas affected by xenophobia violence in South Africa.

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Doctors Without Borders closes Ebola management center in Liberian

March 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on Doctors Without Borders closes Ebola management center in Liberian 

MONROVIA, March 26 — The international medical organization, Doctors Without Borders or M¨¦decins Sans Fronti¨¨res (MSF), has closed its Ebola management center in Liberia due to the decreased number of Ebola cases in the country, it said on Wednesday.

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Catch 22: reducing vaccine prices may cause more death in poor countries

January 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Catch 22: reducing vaccine prices may cause more death in poor countries 

MOSCOW, Jan. 28 — Campaigners pushing for reduced vaccines prices could deter pharmaceutical companies from developing products that could save lives in poor countries, Microsoft Founder Bill Gates told the Guardian newspaper Tuesday.

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Ebola antiviral trial begins in Liberia

January 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ebola antiviral trial begins in Liberia 

MOSCOW, Jan. 7 — Patients at a health center in Monrovia, Liberia have started to receive a new antiviral drug against Ebola that has been approved for clinical trials, the AP reports.

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Africa Focus: Int'l Ebola response slow and piecemeal: MSF

December 3, 2014 by · Comments Off on Africa Focus: Int'l Ebola response slow and piecemeal: MSF 

JOHANNESBURG, Dec. 3 — The international response to Ebola has been slow and piecemeal, and risks becoming a "double failure", the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Tuesday.

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