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Dagahaley camp, Dadaab - July 2019

Kenya: Forcing solutions onto refugees is not the answer

Flashquote from Adrian Guadarrama, Deputy Programme Manager

Catherine Atieno holds up her medication (2011) © Sven Torfinn

Kenya: Impending stockout of HIV medicines in Homa Bay puts many lives at risk

For the more than 114,000 people living with HIV (PLHIV) currently on treatment in Homa Bay County, impending stockouts risk forcing many to interrupt their treatment, wiping away recent gains in suppressing the deadly infection.


“Seeing mothers with complicated deliveries leave the hospital with their babies in their arms is my joy”

Alsahlmus ‘Ali’ Oketch, 39, is the Operating Theatre (OT) Supervisor for Mrima Hospital in Likoni Sub County, Mombasa – a role he has served since early 2017.


"People think I am bewitched"

The bane of battling a chronic disease and stigma in Kenya's Embu County


Keeping our communities safer: A glimpse into disposing medical waste

Janet Wanjiku, works in the logistics department with MSF in Embu County, Kenya, she describes the project and the often hidden area of medical waste management. 

Mohammed Hussein Bule teacher in Dagahaley refugee camp. He also lives with Type 1 Diabetes

New findings: a gamechanger for diabetes care in refugee settings

After a study in Dagahaley refugee camp in northern Kenya, a team from University of Geneva (UNIGE) and MSF has shown that a vial of insulin can be stored for 4 weeks after opening and at up to 37°C, without losing efficacy.

Ibrahim El Lahham is the Logistics Manager for MSF in Embu and Kiambu projects

Integrating non-communicable diseases management in primary health facilities

In 2012, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) caused 68% of all deaths worldwide (38 million). In Kenya, there is no accurate data for people living with NCDs, but estimates show that more than 50% of patients admitted in Kenyan hospitals are due to NCDs, and contributes to more than 55% of deaths. 

Logistician manager, Ibrahim al-Lahham, shares his experiences of working in multiple projects in Kenya including one focusing on the management of non-communicable diseases.  

MSF staff walking in the field heading for a call-back during the NHIPS survey.

The journey to reversing the curve: HIV prevalence in Ndhiwa Sub-county drops seven per cent in six years

 Following the results of a 2012 study in Ndhiwa Sub-County in Kenya,  a massive, collective effort was launched by MSF with the Kenyan Ministry of Health, along similar initiatives by EGPAF and PEPFAR partners, to drive an improvement in the HIV cascade of care, in order to reduce the number of people capable of transmitting the virus, thereby aiming to reduce the incidence.


Ethiopia: Tigray Crisis

People have been left without healthcare and tens of thousands have been displaced across Ethiopia and Sudan, following fighting that broke out in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, in November 2020.

MSF teams are working on both sides of the border, providing assistance to people in refugees camps in Sudan, and to the displaced and host communities within Tigray in Ethiopia.

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