March 22, 2009

On March 17-18, 2009, MSF brought together a number of doctors, lab workers, community activists and test developers to answer this question. MSF Access Campaign Director Dr. Tido von Schoen-Angerer talks us through what is needed in a new TB test and explains why we can’t settle for anything less.

March 17, 2009

During the first two weeks of March, relatively few people seem to have been able to flee from the conflict-affected Vanni area in northern Sri Lanka. Communication with people inside the Vanni remains incredibly difficult, but accounts given by people who have managed to escape in recent days confirm that civilians remain trapped by the conflict and that it is practically impossible for them to leave as they risk being shot at.

March 14, 2009

MSF cannot confirm reports that our team, abducted on Wednesday March 11 from Serif Umra, North Darfur, has been released.

March 13, 2009

MSF confirms that  we managed to speak again to our colleagues, abducted on Wednesday March 11 from Serif Umra, North Darfur, Sudan. MSF confirms that they are in good health and cannot comment further about this.

March 12, 2009

MSF confirms reports that three of its international staff were abducted last night in Serif Umra, in the Sudanese province of North Darfur. Two of MSF's Sudanese staff were taken at the same time; however, they have since been released.

March 12, 2009

Southern Sudan is a region synonymous with war, famine and displacement of people. Its people have been shattered by more than 20 years of conflict. Four years after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) which ended the war between the government in Khartoum and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement, southern Sudan’s population still faces ongoing violence, disease outbreaks, starvation, and virtually non-existent access to health care in many areas. These people’s struggles and triumphs are never clearer than in the stories of their women.

March 12, 2009

More than 23,440 children have been treated, and 88 percent cured since MSF launched a nutrition program in Burkina Faso in September 2007. The majority of patients were treated with nutrient-rich, therapeutic ready-to-use food (RUF).

March 06, 2009

This expulsion has serious medical and humanitarian consequences for the population of Darfur, one of which is that the outbreaks of meningitis in Kalma camp and at the base of Jebel Marra mountain range will possibly go without a medical response.

March 06, 2009

MSF has treated nearly 56,000 patients for cholera since the outbreak began in August 2008. The cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe is still far from being over, and MSF is finding increasing numbers of cholera patients in Harare for the third week in a row.

March 05, 2009

Regions in northern Central African Republic have witnessed renewed fighting since the end of February  involving rebel groups and the national army.