Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)@doctorswithoutborders

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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

A nine-month-old boy is cared for by his mother in a Libyan detention centre. He, his brother and his mother survived a shipwreck off the coast of Malta on 1 September, but were brought back to Libya by the Libyan coast guard. His mum says: “We run away only because we don’t feel safe in Libya. We are afraid of human trafficking. People are afraid here. There is no freedom for us. My boy was born in prison”
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Photo by @sara.creta .
#MSF #DoctorsWithoutBorders #Libya #Khoms #Detention #LibyanCoastGuard #baby #momandbaby #mom&baby #safepassage #togetherforrescue


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After a motorbike accident in April 2017, Stephanie had to get her left leg amputated. She recently received her final prosthesis. “It was a real relief,” she says. “I had a foot again. People’s eyes have become less heavy because it is hardly noticed anymore. I started going to church again and I hope to be able to quickly resume my business. It will have taken me more than a year to get there.”
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Since 2013, MSF has been providing emergency surgical care in Bangui – the capital of Central African Republic. In June 2017, we opened our own 60-bed hospital. Specialised in orthopedic and visceral surgery for adults, the hospital also provides physiotherapy and mental health support to trauma patients in order to facilitate their recovery.
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Click the link in our bio and click on Stephanie’s photo again to find out more about what’s currently happening in CAR.
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Photo © Elise Mertens/MSF
#CentralAfricanRepublic #CAR #conflict#emergencymedicine #medicine #medic#ER #physiotherapy #doctors #doctor#medicines #hospital #humanitarian #aidworker


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A patient is treated after a bullet grazed his ear and lodged in his neck. He was wounded in the provinces and referred to MSF’s SICA hospital in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic.
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At SICA hospital, 75% of patients are victims of road accidents or wounded by bullets or knives. Fractures are often so complex that they require external fixation and sometimes even the amputation of the damaged limb. In order to avoid long-term consequences, physiotherapists must treat patients as early as possible – often as soon as they leave the operating theatre. However, whatever the treatment, regaining mobility and rehabilitation processes often last for months or even years.
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Click the link in our bio and click on Stephanie’s photo again to find out more about what’s currently happening in CAR.
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Photo © @florentvergnes_jri
#CentralAfricanRepublic #CAR #conflict#emergencymedicine #medicine #medic#ER #physiotherapy #doctors #doctor#medicines #hospital #humanitarian #aidworker


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In the Central African Republic (CAR), 25 year old Zakaria receives treatment after being injured in a grenade attack.
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The grenade was thrown by a group of young people as he ventured out of his home with a few friends on 8 April, following the disarmament attempt by the UN mission forces (MINUSCA) in the capital city - Bangui.
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Dozens of wounded were admitted to our hospital that day and the days that followed. For Zakaria, the medical verdict was particularly serious. Open fracture of both legs with the need to amputate the left leg.
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“For the time being, I still have to wait for my stump to heal and especially, I have to learn how to stand on one leg. Balance is the most difficult to achieve” he explains.
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Click the link in our bio and tap this image again to learn more about our work in the Central African Republic.
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#CentralAfricanRepublic #CAR #conflict #emergencymedicine #medicine #medic #ER #physiotherapy #doctors #doctor #medicines #hospital #humanitarian #aidworker


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Imagine: we're able to get a vital hepatitis C drug (called sofosbuvir) from generic manufacturers for less than US$100 per 12-week treatment course, while pharma giant Gilead still charges up to a whopping $50,000 for the same treatment in some countries!
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The European Patent Office’s decision on the patent on sofosbuvir will have an impact for hepatitis C patients all over Europe. Click the link in our bio and then click this photo again to read why this week’s hearing at the European Patent Office is critical!
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Photo by @peterbauza.
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#MSF #DoctorsWithoutBorders #HepatitisC #Hepatitis #HepC #Gilead #GileadSciences #BigPharma #HandsOffOurMeds #BadPatentsCostLives #Munich #Germany #Patent


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Bad patents come with a high social cost and a heavy burden on national health budgets. Governments must ensure that ONLY high-quality patents that strictly fulfil patentability criteria are granted in the first place. MSF now procures sofosbuvir, a vital hepatitis C drug, from generic manufacturers for less than US$100 per 12-week treatment course while Gilead Sciences still charges up to a whopping $50,000 for the same treatment in some countries!
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Photo by @peterbauza. Click the link in our bio and then click this gallery again to find out more.
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#MSF #DoctorsWithoutBorders #HepatitisC #Hepatitis #HepC #Gilead #GileadSciences #BigPharma #HandsOffOurMeds #BadPatentsCostLives #Munich #Germany #Patent


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Every day, we witness first-hand how monopolies on medicines restrict people’s access to life-saving drugs. Today and tomorrow we, alongside @medecinsdumonde will be monitoring the proceedings at the European Patent Office to hear the decision on our patent opposition that aims to make a hepatitis C drug affordable to millions of people.
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Photo by @peterbauza. Click the link in our bio and then click this photo again to find out more.
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#MSF #DoctorsWithoutBorders #HepatitisC #Hepatitis #HepC #Gilead #GileadSciences #BigPharma #HandsOffOurMeds #BadPatentsCostLives #Munich #Germany #Patent


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#Repost @natgeo
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Photo by @hammond_robin for @onedayinmyworld | “We buried them in the jungle,” says 26 year old Mohammad Yunis speaking of the bodies of his relatives killed by Myanmar soldiers. Sitting with his son, Mohammad Osman, he details his trauma - “I’m not feeling well here… my brain has become out of control.” That trauma has affected his heatlh - “I used to be fat. I’m getting thinner and thinner, day by day, thinking about what happened.” Médecins Sans Frontières @doctorswithoutborders has been treating Mohammad from their clinic outside the refugee camp in Bangladesh where he fled to after the violence. “I started taking medicines - they help me.” One of life’s greatest misconceptions is a simple fable. That time is a healer. One year ago “ethnic cleansing” perpetrated by the Myanmar military against the Rohingya sparked a massive refugee crisis. Nearly a million Rohingya – those who escaped the flames and executions – are now living in camps in Bangladesh. Many of them were raped, most saw loved ones killed, thousands arrived wounded. All are traumatized. Here, in this impoverished monsoon soaked corner of Bangladesh, is one of the most densely populated areas of PTSD affected and depressed people on earth.

#inmyworld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with #mentalhealth issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to improve life for excluded groups by amplifying their stories. This work was made in collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières @doctorswithoutborders who are providing mental health support to the refugees and local population. To see more or to share your own mental health story please follow @onedayinmyworld"


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Lalia is treated by one of our midwives at a hospital in Kutupalong, Bangladesh. Kutupalong refugee camp is the world’s largest refugee camp, home to approximately 400,000 of the 900,000 Rohingya who fled Myanmar in August last year. Rohingya people continue to be one of the world’s most persecuted minorities.
Click the link in our bio for more information.
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Photo © Kate Geraghty 2018 / @kate.geraghty @sydneymorningherald
#Rohingya #Bangladesh #Myanmar #medical #medicalaid #aid #RohingyaCrisis #NGO #humanitarian #humanitarianaid #refugee #photography #msf #doctors #midwife #midwives


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Khadiza's one year old son is being treated for malnutrition at our hospital in Kutupalong Camp, Bangladesh. We are treating many Rohingya refugees with malnutrition here, due to the harsh living conditions in the refugee camps. Kutupalong is the world's largest refugee camp, home to approximately 400,000 of the 900,000 Rohingya who fled Myanmar in August last year. The Rohingya people continue to be one of the world’s most persecuted minorities.
Click the link in our bio to learn more.
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Photo © Kate Geraghty 2018 / @kate.geraghty @sydneymorningherald
#Rohingya #Bangladesh #Myanmar #medical #medicalaid #aid #RohingyaCrisis #NGO #humanitarian #humanitarianaid #refugee #photography #msf #doctors


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Raise your voice: Seeking Safety is Not a Crime. #standwithrefugees #forcedfromhome


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Shoutout to @allofustravel volunteers Andrew and Jeanna who are helping with our @forcedfromhome event, and spreading the message that people forced to flee deserve care, dignity, and to be treated as human beings. Seeking safety is not a crime. #standwithrefugees #forcedfromhome ————— #volunteer #Minneapolis #refugees #displaced


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