The latest news, photos and videos documenting the world's worst humanitarian crises and MAGNA's efforts to save lives in devastating conflicts and disasters.

22.3.2020 | COVID-19, In Media

Examples from Africa could help us fight coronavirus. They are protected by our disinterest.

Despite the fact that these situations cannot be completely compared, according to MAGNA head of operations, Denisa Augustinová, we can learn from epidemiological infections, such as ebola, cholera or even measles, also in Slovakia.

18.3.2020 | Press Release, COVID-19

MAGNA helps in the fight against coronavirus in Slovakia and in its projects around the world

The humanitarian organization MAGNA provided almost 1,200 special protective masks for the staff of the Children's Clinic of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Medicine of the National Institute of Pediatric Diseases in Bratislava. Protective means for the prevention of coronavirus infection have been set aside from its supplies for emergency situations in its projects abroad, while the organization will provide the National Institute also with a specialized medical tent used in emergency situations. It is planned to be used to classify patients before entering the hospital.

19.12.2019 | Press Release, DR Congo, Measles

Vaccination, MAGNA’s Christmas present for thousands of Congolese children

The humanitarian organization MAGNA will vaccinate nearly a quarter of a million children under 5 years of age in the Democratic Republic of Congo against measles.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This year is specifically aimed at combating rape. Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread violations of human rights, and has also become an instrument of war conflicts.

Premature baby Salam from Syria

Noise in the hallways, babies crying, low voices, dozens of small patients or adult women awaiting examination. But there is a tense silence in the room where several babies are battling for life in incubators. Newborns are battling common jaundice or other diseases, but many have been struggling for life since birth, and Al Ekha Hospital is where they will stay now how a while. Like for little Salam.

We’re helping unseen women to survive

The right to live is the most important and fundamental right of any woman. In crises around the world, women are among the most vulnerable to violence and its the most common victims.

South Sudan: where mothers cannot mourn their children

A distant outline of a person slowly walks an arid road. Only as it approaches closer, one can recognize a woman holding a child. His body is bloated and visibly feverish and weak.

We help babies survive their critical first month

For mothers and children living in remote and hard to reach areas the most critical part of their lives is the time of delivery and the first month of the newborn child. Provision of mother and child healthcare is one of MAGNA main activities.

29.11.2018 | Press Release, HIV/AIDS

Mother-to-child transmission of HIV stopped in 98% of cases

World AIDS Day is commemorated on 1 December and this year the 30th anniversary is being celebrated. MAGNA started off in 2002 as one of the first organisations to treat HIV patients and help stop the HIV/AIDs epidemic in Cambodia and now we are providing medical treatment to more than 3,000 children and adolescents.

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