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


September 02, 2010

Like most tales of great invention, the story of Plumpy’nut begins with a eureka moment, in this case involving a French doctor and a jar of Nutella, and proceeds through the stages of rejection, acceptance, evangelization and mass production. The product may not look like much — a little foil packet filled with a soft, sticky substance — but its advocates are prone to use the language of magic and wonders. What is Plumpy’nut? Sound it out, and you get the idea: it’s an edible paste made of peanuts, packed with calories and vitamins, that is specially formulated to renourish starving children.

August 27, 2010

Lahore, Pakistan - International aid organizations here appear unfazed by the Pakistani Taliban’s declaration that their presence in the flood-hit country is “unacceptable.”

August 26, 2010

In his July 28, 2010 blog post Moonbats Against Israel Alan Dershowitz made unfounded allegations about Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the international medical humanitarian organization. His criticisms were based on erroneous reporting in July in the Israeli daily Haaretz, on what allegedly transpired between a group of Israeli doctors and an MSF medical team in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) earlier this summer.

August 06, 2010

The lack of resources to cope with the disaster is worrying aid organizations. The humanitarian agency Médecins San Frontières, or Doctors Without Borders, said in a statement that it was assessing health service needs in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Baluchistan Provinces.

August 06, 2010

In the last of his week-long series of reports from Haiti, Ray Suarez examines the mental health problems survivors are having following January's devastating earthquake.

August 05, 2010

Aid agencies are working to get supplies to flood survivors in Pakistan.

July 19, 2010

The American Medical Association examines the current financing situation for HIV/AIDS programs in the midst of a persistent global economic crisis.

July 19, 2010

Need to Know takes a closer look at how the U.S. food aid system is part of the problem in combating childhood malnutrition.

July 14, 2010

Every six seconds worldwide, a child dies from malnutrition. Despite this alarming fact, childhood malnutrition remains under-documented and fundamentally misunderstood, reports Doctors Without Borders. To draw attention to the crisis, they called upon experienced photojournalists to visit seven countries, from war zones to impoverished regions to emerging economies, to create the multimedia series “Starved for Attention.”

July 09, 2010

The picture of starvation in Africa is one we think we know. “We tend to think of it as a lonely child in the middle of nowhere with a vulture hanging over her,” Marcus Bleasdale said. “It’s not like that at all. There is a very concerned family. Hundreds of doctors go into making these children well again.”