Humanitarian Group Makes Data Available

Médecins Sans Frontières will make its research and clinical data freely available in order to enable scientists to conduct research that could benefit vulnerable communities, the organisation says.

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A group of mothers with their children line up to receive their drugs at a hospital pharmacy in Bossangoa, in the northwest region.

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