Browse the latest stories and reports on MSF from various media outlets.

December 07, 2012

Human rights activists are pressuring the government of Nigeria to fulfill its promise to remediate lead contamination from gold mines in Zamfara District. MSF's Ivan Gayton warns that the delay is preventing treatment to hundreds of children.

October 04, 2012

MSF is responding to one of the worst cases of environmental lead poisoning in recent history.

October 02, 2012

NPR's Jason Beaubien blogs about MSF's work to treat children poisoned by lead from gold mines in northwestern Nigeria.

March 24, 2012

Kate Pittel always has had a passion for helping others and traveling the world. The Ferndale nurse found the perfect opportunity in the Doctors Without Borders program, where she volunteered for the organization’s fistula program in Nigeria.

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October 20, 2010

As many as 400 children have died of lead poisoning-related illnesses in Nigeria since March, two international aid groups say, and as many as 30,000 people could be affected by lead contamination.The deaths occurred predominantly in children under the age of 5 in the state of Zamfara, according to Lauren Cooney, the emergency manager for Medecins Sans Frontieres. The group is also known by its English name, Doctors without Borders.

September 09, 2010

Patients jammed rudimentary clinics and health workers in surgical masks sprayed anti-bacterial solution on muddy paths as the government struggled to contain a cholera epidemic that has killed nearly 800 Nigerians in two months.