Tag: Doctors Without Borders

New Strawberry-Flavored H.I.V. Drugs for Babies Are Offered at $1 a Day

About 80,000 babies and toddlers die of AIDS each year, mostly in Africa, in part because their medicines come in hard pills or bitter syrups that are very difficult for small children to swallow or keep down. But on Friday, the Indian generic drug manufacturer Cipla announced a new, more palatable pediatric formulation. The new […]

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To Drive Down Insulin Prices, W.H.O. Will Certify Generic Versions

With insulin prices skyrocketing and substantial shortages developing in poorer countries, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday that it would begin testing and approving generic versions of the drug. Agency officials said they hoped to drive down insulin prices by encouraging makers of generic drugs to enter the market, increasing competition. At the moment, […]

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Health Experts Fight Ebola in Congo, and Each Other

[Like the Science Times page on Facebook. | Sign up for the Science Times newsletter.] In the urgent struggle to stop the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, doctors are rolling out powerful vaccines and lifesaving antiviral drugs, but the year-old outbreak, mired in violence among warring militias, is now caught between expert […]

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Migration to Greece is Rising, as Erdogan Warns of Still More

SKALA SIKAMINEAS, Greece — The first dinghy landed at about 5:45 p.m., on a rocky shore near a remote Greek fishing village. After the thirteenth arrived about 35 minutes later, 547 migrants had landed, in broad daylight, within a few yards of each other on the Greek island of Lesbos. That flotilla on Aug. 29 […]

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2 Years Ago, They Fled Into Danger and Squalor. Myanmar Still Looks Worse.

When things go wrong, those in power often promise to make it right. But do they? In this series, The Times investigates to see if those promises were kept. NGA KHU YA, Myanmar — Rusting behind barbed wire, rows of trailers at a repatriation center sit empty and uninviting, evocative of a prison awaiting its […]

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Salvini’s Standoff at Sea Highlights Italy’s War on Rescue Ships

ROME — It has become a ritual under Italy’s anti-migrant government. A rescue ship packed with African migrants is marooned for weeks in the Mediterranean while Matteo Salvini, Italy’s hard-line interior minister, wins political points by refusing to let it dock. But the latest standoff, between the Spanish aid ship Open Arms, carrying about 150 […]

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Hundreds of Migrants Stranded in Mediterranean in Standoff Over Aid Ships

More than 500 migrants and refugees afloat in the central Mediterranean were in limbo on Monday, as the two aid ships that had rescued them searched for a safe port that would take them. The impasse came days after Italy had announced fines of up to €1 million — more than $1.1 million — for […]

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Ebola Outbreaks Are About Inequality

Living conditions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s eastern province of North Kivu were already precarious when the first cases of Ebola were reported there last July. Only eight days earlier, officials had declared an Ebola outbreak on the western side of the DRC over. Suddenly, World Health Organization officials faced an outbreak they […]

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About 150 Migrants Drown Off Libya in Largest Loss of Life in Mediterranean This Year

ROME — About 150 migrants seeking to reach Europe drowned in a shipwreck off the coast of Libya on Thursday, according to the United Nations, which called it the largest single loss of life in the Mediterranean so far this year. The shipwreck happened off the coast of Al Khoms in western Libya, and officials […]

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Intensive Anti-H.I.V. Efforts Meet With Mixed Success in Africa

Imagine that 90 percent of all people living with H.I.V. were diagnosed and treated with drugs. Would that be sufficient to end the AIDS epidemic? Scientists tried to answer the question in three enormous studies published on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Instead of simply urging people to get testing and treatment […]

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