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Kenya: MSF raises alarm over risk of increased mortality during healthcare workers strike in Homa Bay

MSF urges both parties to reach minimum agreement to allow for immediate resumption of emergency and lifesaving services during the strike.

A mother with her new-born in Mrima Hospital

Reining in Hepatitis: preventing and treating the hush killer among vulnerable populations in Kenya

Viral hepatitis caused 1.34 million deaths in 2015, a number comparable to deaths caused by TB and higher than those caused by HIV. However, the number of deaths due to viral hepatitis is, worryingly, increasing over time, while mortality caused by tuberculosis and HIV is declining


More than 8,313 people access online mental health support tool in the past month

MSF's online mental health support tool helps people to deal with their emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community outreach staff in one of the refugees' homes - Sept 2019

Maintaining health services for Dadaab refugees while responding to COVID-19

With a further tightening of mobility restrictions, humanitarian services remain a crucial lifeline for many refugees. For MSF, the key priority has been to ensure that healthcare services in the camp are not disrupted, and that refugees continue to access medical services in a safe environment.

Inside Illeret cholera treatment unit

Responding to Cholera as COVID-19 threatens Kenya’s health system

Heavy rains across Kenya and the wider region have led to floods and forced many people from their homes. Now, the town of Telesgaye, a community in Kenya’s north-east Marsabit County, is fighting a cholera outbreak.


COVID-19 and lack of protective equipment threaten life-saving medical care for vulnerable people in Mathare, Kenya

The disruption of the local health care infrastructure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has badly affected the ability of people living in Mathare to find essential medical care, leaving many at risk of being deprived of life-saving services.

2014: A man walks past a small, tin-roof shop in the Kibera slum, near Kibera South Health Centre

Kibera: "In this environment, the usual health promotion messages just don’t apply"

Lili-Marie Wangari, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for MSF in Kenya, is working on the organisation’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This includes providing support to a health centre and to community health efforts in Kibera, one of the largest slum settlements in Africa. She explains her work to help protect some of the most vulnerable people in Nairobi.


Crisis Update: Fighting COVID-19 in East Africa

Across East Africa , MSF teams are working hard to keep providing essential medical services, taking steps to keep patients and staff safe as well as launching new activities to respond directly to the COVID-19 pandemic.  


COVID-19 Coronavirus

Most of the world's countries have reported cases of coronavirus disease COVID-19 and MSF teams in over 70 countries are now racing to respond to the pandemic.  

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