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WEYMOUTH - Residents of the Weymouth area, and beyond, will henceforth be welcome to see a physician at the on-call clinic in Clare.
UPDATED, Oct.18, 3:34 p.m.: Medecins sans Frontieres, known stateside as Doctors Without Borders, just picked up a pair of Financial District office condos for more than $40 million.

Doctors without Borders has refused to accept a donation of one million pneumonia vaccines from Pfizer because they oppose the PhaRMA giant's pricing of the ...
A makeshift market as seen, set up at Long Wharf in Boston. The market and charging stations are common scenes in refugee camps, the Doctors without Borders volunteers say. (Qainat Khan for WBUR). "Go ahead and climb in the boat," guide Dr. Chloe ...
Grant Assenheimer sits as a board member for Doctors Without Borders/Medecins sans Frontieres (DWB/MSF). He worked with MSF for five years, first working in logistics before moving to project coordinator, in places like Bangladesh, Chad, and the ...
When pharmaceutical giant Pfizer offered the humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders a donation of one million doses of a pneumonia vaccine, the group responded with a shocking and counterintuitive answer: they said no.

Boston - The refugee experience is the focus of a new interactive exhibit by Doctors without Borders. "Forced From Home" is a free, outdoor display opening Saturday on Boston's Long Wharf.
But Pfizer still hasn't made any pricing concessions on its Prevnar 13 vaccine, Doctors without Borders said, and has yet to offer any "meaningful solutions" beyond donations, which can count as tax breaks for drugmakers, the group pointed out.
Guided by experienced aid workers from Doctors Without Borders, visitors will be given a tour through a variety of interactive, hands-on experiences in which they will be challenged to imagine what life is like for the world's 65 million displaced people.
This week the medical-aid organization Doctors without Borders refused a donation of one million vaccine doses from the pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer.
Doctors without Borders is refusing 1 million free pneumonia vaccines from Pfizer because it objects to restrictions that often come with donated vaccines.
In a pointed rebuke to Pfizer, Doctors Without Borders has rejected an offer by the big drug maker to donate 1 million doses of a pneumonia vaccine because such a move might "undermine long-term efforts" to increase access for people in poor countries.
It's the kind of decision Doctors Without Borders is bringing to life in a new traveling exhibition "Forced From Home.
As it turns out, giving away medicine for free won't be the way to end drug pricing fury. The US director of Medecins sans Frontieres, otherwise known as Doctors Without Borders, a humanitarian group focused on supplying medical care in emergency ...
Doctors Without Borders pleaded on Monday for access to treat the wounded in the rebel-held part of Syria's Aleppo as government forces pressed ahead with an offensive that has killed hundreds of people in recent weeks.
In our news wrap Monday, Doctors without Borders appealed for access to rebel-held parts of Aleppo, Syria. The group supports eight hospitals in the city but has only 35 doctors to operate them.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF), is one of several humanitarian aid NGOs whose hospitals and medical personnel have repeatedly been attacked in Syria.

Doctors without Borders pleads for access to Aleppo. The organization, also known by its French acronym MSF, said only 35 doctors remain in Aleppo, serving an estimated population of 275,000.
Meanwhile, the international medical aid agency Doctors without Borders is pleading for access to treat the wounded in the eastern, rebel-held parts of Syria's Aleppo even as government forces press on with their offensive to retake that part of the city.
The PAHO - and a bunch of local aid organizations, including Doctors without Borders - are preparing for a possible surge in cases following the hurricane.
Vito Castelgrande, the Special Project Coordinator at Doctors without Borders, joined Boston Herald Radio to talk about a new interactive exhibit illustrating the global refugee crisis, Forced From Home, which will be on display in Boston Oct. 15-23.
Out of only eight hospitals still functioning in east Aleppo, four hospitals and a blood bank were damaged by bombing in four days, one of them twice.
The Forced from Home exhibit on the National Mall near the Washington Monument is a seemingly makeshift collection of tents, barricades, and photos of people fleeing their homes.
Chang visited Forced From Home, a touring interactive exhibition hosted by Doctors Without Borders, the medical aid group. The exhibit is a re-creation of a refugee camp, about the size of half a school gymnasium, with a store, a hospital and places to ...
Doctors Without Borders or Medecins sans Frontieres, MSF for short, is the group hosting this exhibit. Bengston gave some of the tour from his own perspective.
As a result, Doctors Without Borders said people in newly liberated towns are "entirely reliant on outside aid that does not reach them.
Ahmed Abdalrazag, a physician, discusses his experience as a refugee in Tunisia and his decision to join Doctors Without Borders. He is a tour guide for Forced From Home, which will be on view at the National Monument through Oct. 9, 2016. (WTOP ...
Moscow (Sputnik) - Hundreds of injured, many of them children, were admitted to hospitals in east Aleppo over six days of fighting in the divided city, the medical charity Doctors without Borders (MSF) said Friday adding that the medical facilities ...
But de Wagt said the agency continues to deliver some therapeutic food by helicopter and to train local health workers to treat malnourished children living in dangerous areas.
Two hospitals in east Aleppo, supported by MSF and other organisations, have been severely damaged in Tuesday night's indiscriminate bombing of the city and have been forced to halt all activities.
... emergency in northeastern Nigeria is reaching catastrophic levels, and a massive relief effort is needed immediately in remote areas as well as in the state capital, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders ...
For the cocktail of languages heard on the dirt streets of the Calais "Jungle" take a dollop of Dari, add a pinch of Amharic and Arabic, and sprinkle liberally with Punjabi, Pashto, Kurdish, Tigrinya and Farsi.
The "Forced From Home" exhibit from Doctors without Borders is a traveling model refugee camp that previously spent almost two weeks in New York City.
Heinzl will inspire the audience with stories of his time as a public servant for Doctors without Borders Canada, which he founded in 1988.
Because pharmaceutical companies are driven by sales potential, they're not keen on investing in medications and vaccines for people who can't afford to pay high prices, nonprofit medical group Doctors without Borders noted in a May report. And even ...
Kunduz. Haydan. Idlib. Boguila. Malakal. And more. The list of places where MSF-run or MSF-supported facilities were bombed, shelled, or otherwise attacked in 2015 is frighteningly long.
"People in Aleppo already suffocating under the effects of the siege, have yet again come under horrific attack," said Carlos Francisco of Doctors Without Borders, which supports a number of area clinics. "No aid, including urgent medical supplies, is ...
The charity Doctors Without Borders announced last month that it was pulling staff members out of six hospitals in Yemen after coalition planes bombed a facility, killing 19 people and injuring 24, the fourth time that hospitals supported by the group ...
That's the reality for tens of thousands of refugees and internationally displaced people that Doctors Without Borders (MSF) works with on a daily basis.
A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in northeast Nigeria's Borno State, where violence has displaced thousands and cut off enclaves outside the state capital of Maiduguri from aid.
Beirut (AP) -- The international medical charity Doctors without Borders says it is "shocked' by the attack on an aid convoy in Syria, calling it the latest example of the "continuous disregard paid to the basic rules of war" in the six-year conflict ...
A hospital run by Doctors without Borders in Kunduz, Afghanistan, was in ruins after it was bombed in an errant American airstrike in 2015.
A TEAM of Doctors Without Borders/Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) fund-raisers will wind up its three-week tour of KwaZulu-Natal by visiting Liberty Midlands Mall from today until 24 September to raise awareness and funds for the organisation's work in ...
The international medical charity Doctors without Borders says it is "shocked' by the attack on an aid convoy in Syria, calling it the latest example of the "continuous disregard paid to the basic rules of war" in the six-year conflict.
Amnesty International says a U.S.-made bomb was used in an attack on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Yemen last month.
WASHINGTON (Talk Media News) - Amnesty International said Monday that it has evidence that a U.S.-made bomb was used in a strike by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition that hit a Doctors without Borders hospital in Yemen last month, killing 19 people.
"After years of fighting for children caught in crises and desperately in need of the pneumonia vaccine, MSF is relieved to see that GSK finally plans to reduce its vaccine price for humanitarian organizations.
We are Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and we care that we're able to provide urgent life-saving medical care no matter who you are, where you are or what you have done.
Doctors without Borders received military approval in June to access the once-besieged town of Bama. Flanked by a military convoy, they found 24,000 people living in a camp, 200 people dead from starvation, and hundreds of children suffering severe ...
Jean Pletinckx, the MSF director of logistics, was there last month when Doctors without Borders - known internationally as MSF - began a vaccination drive following an outbreak of yellow fever in the area.


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