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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.

MSF Doctors attending to a patient at the Homa Bay hospital

Improved testing and provision of care slashes HIV rates in Ndhiwa sub-county, Kenya

Between 2014 and 2018, improved access to testing and treatment, and a higher quality of care significantly reduced the percentage of the population living with HIV in Ndhiwa sub-county, Homa Bay county, Kenya, according to a study by medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Epicentre.


Likoni: Vulnerable families reeling under anguish as COVID-19 persists with no end in sight

A recent assessment in found that COVID-19 had a major negative impact on the population of Likoni in various ways. Among the issues cited by the community include a lack of cash and scarcity of food in the households occasioned by job losses and loss of livelihoods; mental health issues exacerbated by stress; child protection issues  and increased incidences of domestic and sexual violence.

A mental health consultation in Dadaab © Robin Hammond/Panos Pictures

Desperation builds in Dadaab, as promises of durable solutions falter in the face of COVID-19

MSF is witnessing a dramatic deterioration in the mental health of camp residents in Dagahaley, the number of attempted suicides is rising and psychosocial consultations have jumped by more than 50 per cent from last year.


"Seeing severely injured people is not something you get used to"

Festus Kimuge works as a Trauma Nurse in MSF’s trauma room in Mathare, supporting MSF’s medical emergency care program in Eastlands area of  Nairobi, Kenya. He tells us about his work there:   

Caroline Mwakio during her time in Yambio, South Sudan

Cameroon: "We are trying to give our patients hope"

Caroline Wawuda Mwakio, from Mombasa, Kenya, recently returned from Cameroon, where she was working as a Mental Health Activity Manager in MSF´s project in the Anglophone area of the country. Here she explains the humanitarian situation in the region, and her work as part of MSF´s response.


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