Continued Israeli military operations are damaging the Palestinian healthcare system and restricting access to humanitarian aid. As the sanitary situation gets more critical with every passing day, Doctors of the World – Médecins du Monde (MdM) is strengthening its medical assistance to the civil population.
On Sunday 27th April, an airstrike on the Syrian village of Qah in the Idlib region hit a school. Three people died (including two children) and eleven others were injured. Injured people have been treated in the closest hospitals. Some of these facilities are supported by MdM.
We, the undersigned, meeting together at the 5th EUPHA European Conference on Migrant and Ethnic Minority Health held at the Andalusian School of Public Health (Spain), on the 9th to 12th April 2014, hereby endorse the following statement:
Publication of a study on strategies for achieving universal access to HCV treatments
“We are witnessing a revolution in the treatment of hepatitis C virus with powerful molecules capable of curing the infection. There is no question that these treatments that can save millions of lives must be made universally available at an affordable price.”
Pr. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Nobel Laureate in Medicine
(Paris, 13th March 2014) Doctors of the World – Médecins du Monde (MdM) has been working in Syria since the start of the conflict, both inside the country and at its borders. We have seen for ourselves that the situation is worsening and that a “red line” has long been crossed.
On Wednesday 26 February 2014, at 12.05pm, a vehicle from Doctors of the World – Médecins du Monde (MdM) blew up on an improvised explosive device near the landing strip of the Kidal airport (Northern Mali). Both the driver and the passenger, a member of MdM’s coordination team, were severely injured. Their life is not threatened.
(Paris, January 14th 2014) Doctors of the World – Médecins du Monde (MdM) is working within four IDP (internalIy displaced person) camps and one hospital in Bangui and its suburbs, despite the precarious security situation and the deteriorating humanitarian crisis.
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As the situation steadily worsens two years into the Syrian conflict, MdM is reinforcing its local activities in a situation of extreme emergency. Following the recent attacks on civilians in Damascus, the NGO is adjusting its aid to best address glaring needs.
More than 70,000 people have been killed, 1.8 million are refugees and 4 million more are internally displaced. There have been summary executions, civilian populations held hostage, hospitals bombed and health workers arrested, tortured and executed.