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The Sex Thieves: The Anthropology of a Rumor

We are pleased to welcome anthropologist Julien Bonhomme, author of the book The Sex Thieves: The Anthropology of a Rumor for a conference and debate on Tuesday, February 7th, 2023 at 18:30 (Paris time) at MSF (34 avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris). The conference will be livestreamed at the bottom of this page (the video will be uploaded a few days prior to the event) and translated simultaneously to English.

#ArchivesduCrash Dans cet article de blog de 2018, Rony Brauman décrit, à partir de l’ouvrage de Renaud Piarroux, la controverse scientifique autour de l’origine de l’épidémie de choléra de 2010 en Haïti et les débats qu'elle a provoqués au sein de MSF. https://t.co/wg60gnyXnD
#ArchivesduCrash Dans cet article de blog de 2018, Rony Brauman décrit, à partir de l’ouvrage de Renaud Piarroux, la controverse scientifique autour de l’origine de l’épidémie de choléra de 2010 en Haïti et les débats qu’elle a provoqués au sein de MSF. https://t.co/3orL6EuicV
#ArchivesduCrash In this blog post from 2018, Rony Brauman describes, based on Renaud Piarroux’s book, the scientific controversy around the origin of the 2010 cholera outbreak in Haiti and the debates this controversy generated within MSF. https://t.co/3orL6EuicV
RT @IFJD_Joinet: Webinaire #4 : le 02/02 à 18h, Michaël Neuman, dir d'études au @MSF_Crash, interviendra sur les attaques contre les travai…
⚠️[CONFÉRENCE REPORTÉE] En raison des mobilisations prévues le mardi 7 février, la conférence est reportée. La nouvelle date vous sera communiquée dès qu’elle sera fixée. Merci de votre compréhension. https://t.co/PJKGLxYPsr
Rwandan Refugees in Congo
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Listen to the MSF Speaking Out podcast: “The Hunting and Killing of Rwandan refugees in Zaire-Congo 1996-1997”.

MSF releases the podcast “MSF Speaking Out: The Hunting and Killing of Rwandan refugees in Zaire-Congo 1996-1997” describing the dilemmas, challenges and controversies faced by the MSF teams including: could MSF communicate publicly on the health condition of the refugees when its access to them had recently been denied? When it realised its teams were being used to lure and kill refugees, should the organisation cease its activities and condemn this manipulation?

Plumpy’Nut is being handed out in Ndougoury village.
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Resale of therapeutic food: who benefits from demonising mothers?

Ce texte a été publié le 26 décembre 2022 sur le Souk, le site associatif de Médecins sans frontières.

This article was published on December 26th, 2022 on the Souk, the MSF associative website.
Accusing the mothers of malnourished children of being lawless fraudsters is a well-worn trope in malnutrition treatment programmes worldwide – and one that has resurfaced recently in Nigeria, stirred up by health workers and the media. These types of accusations obscure a series of tricky truths on the control of resources, the quality of malnutrition treatment programmes, and on the extreme precariousness in which many families live. We see all of this in northwest Nigeria’s Katsina state, where we are currently conducting the largest malnutrition programme in the history of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

Samu
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An equation for measuring emergencies?

“Death is an extremely grave non-emergency; its only treatment is mourning”. That is how doctor Miguel Martinez Almoyna introduces his concept of emergency. The retired 92-year-old anaesthesiologist played an active role in creating France’s SMUR, and later SAMU, emergency medical systems. Still quite active overseas (in Brazil and Mexico), where he has exported the French pre-hospital model, he explains his approach to régulation médicale, whose purpose is to guide patients to the medical services their condition requires while offering a range of responses corresponding to different degrees of severity and urgency.

Stopping HIV in Ndhiwa
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Controlling an HIV Hotspot. A Realistic Ambition?

This article was published on December 22nd, 2021, in the Journal of Humanitarian Affairs (Issue 3, Volume 3).
Despite a concerted international effort in recent decades that has yielded significant progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, the disease continues to kill large numbers of people, especially in certain regions like rural Ndhiwa district in Homa Bay County, Kenya. Although there is still no definitive cure or vaccine, UNAIDS has set an ambitious goal of ending the epidemic by 2030, specifically via its 90-90-90 (treatment cascade) strategy – namely that 90 per cent of those with HIV will know their status; 90 per cent of those who know their status will be on antiretroviral therapy and 90 per cent of those on antiretroviral therapy will have an undetectable viral load. These bold assumptions were put to the test in a five-year pilot project launched in June 2014 by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Kenya’s Ministry of Health in Ndhiwa district, where an initial NHIPS 1 study by Epicentre (MSF’s epidemiology centre) in 2012 revealed some of the world’s highest HIV incidence and prevalence, and a poor “treatment cascade”. Six years later a new Epicentre study, NHIPS 2, showed that the 90-90-90 target had been more than met. What explains this ‘success’? And given the still-high incidence, is it truly a success? What follows is an interview on the political, scientific, and operational challenges of the Ndhiwa project with MSF Deputy Director of Operations Pierre Mendiharat and physician Léon Salumu, Head of MSF France Kenya programs, conducted by Elba Rahmouni.

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The Sex Thieves: The Anthropology of a Rumor

2023-02-07 17:30:00 2023-02-07 19:30:00 Europe/Paris The Sex Thieves: The Anthropology of a Rumor We are pleased to welcome anthropologist Julien Bonhomme, author of the book The Sex Thieves: The Anthropology of a Rumor for a conference and debate on Tuesday, February 7th, 2023 at 18:30 (Paris time) at MSF (34 avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris). The conference will be livestreamed at the bottom of this page (the video will be uploaded a few days prior to the event) and translated simultaneously to English. MSF CRASH

We are pleased to welcome anthropologist Julien Bonhomme, author of the book The Sex Thieves: The Anthropology of a Rumor for a conference and debate on Tuesday, February 7th, 2023 at 18:30 (Paris time) at MSF (34 avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris). The conference will be livestreamed at the bottom of this page (the video will be uploaded a few days prior to the event) and translated simultaneously to English.

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Négocier avec le diable. La médiation dans les conflits armés

Pierre Hazan

We are pleased to welcome Pierre Hazan, author of the book Négocier avec le diable. La médiation dans les conflits armés for a conference and debate on Thursday December 15th, 2022, 18:30, at MSF (34 avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris). The conference will be livestreamed and translated simultaneously to English.

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Stopping HIV in Ndhiwa
Article

Controlling an HIV Hotspot. A Realistic Ambition?

This article was published on December 22nd, 2021, in the Journal of Humanitarian Affairs (Issue 3, Volume 3).
Despite a concerted international effort in recent decades that has yielded significant progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, the disease continues to kill large numbers of people, especially in certain regions like rural Ndhiwa district in Homa Bay County, Kenya. Although there is still no definitive cure or vaccine, UNAIDS has set an ambitious goal of ending the epidemic by 2030, specifically via its 90-90-90 (treatment cascade) strategy – namely that 90 per cent of those with HIV will know their status; 90 per cent of those who know their status will be on antiretroviral therapy and 90 per cent of those on antiretroviral therapy will have an undetectable viral load. These bold assumptions were put to the test in a five-year pilot project launched in June 2014 by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Kenya’s Ministry of Health in Ndhiwa district, where an initial NHIPS 1 study by Epicentre (MSF’s epidemiology centre) in 2012 revealed some of the world’s highest HIV incidence and prevalence, and a poor “treatment cascade”. Six years later a new Epicentre study, NHIPS 2, showed that the 90-90-90 target had been more than met. What explains this ‘success’? And given the still-high incidence, is it truly a success? What follows is an interview on the political, scientific, and operational challenges of the Ndhiwa project with MSF Deputy Director of Operations Pierre Mendiharat and physician Léon Salumu, Head of MSF France Kenya programs, conducted by Elba Rahmouni.