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March 22, 2005

Geneva/New York, Tuesday March 22, 2005 – Without a simple, rapid test for detecting tuberculosis (TB), care providers in developing countries will continue to miss about half of all the people who need tuberculosis treatment. Efforts to control TB globally will be undermined, said the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

March 22, 2005

Delhi, India, 22 March 2005 – Under a new Bill approved today, India will start granting product patents for medicines - something they have not done since 1970 - without the necessary procedures in place to safeguard against increases in medicine prices. India amended its 1970 Patent Act in order to be compliant with the requirements of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

March 15, 2005

Geneva, 15 March 2005 - As the Indian Parliament prepares to tackle the country's implementation of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) agreement regulating patents on medicines, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is urging Indian decision makers to ensure that patients in developing countries will continue to have access to affordable medicines.

March 11, 2005

Geneva/New York, 11 March 2005 - Following the recent passage in Guatemala of Decree 31-88 and the US-Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA), the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reiterated its concerns about their devastating impact on access to essential medicines in Guatemala and throughout the region.

March 07, 2005

Amsterdam, 7 March 2005 - Women and girls in war-ravaged Darfur are continuing to suffer a high incidence of rape and sexual violence, according to a report issued today by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Stories of rape survivors told to MSF are a horrific illustration of the daily reality of the ongoing violence that has displaced almost two million people in Darfur.

March 05, 2005

Geneva, 5 March, 2005 - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has resumed relief activities in the camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Ituri district of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that MSF left 8 days ago due to increasing insecurity conditions.

February 25, 2005

Geneva, 25 February 2005 - Ongoing insecurity on roads and around main concentrations of displaced populations remain the main obstacle to the delivery of humanitarian assistance in Ituri district in the Democratic Republic of Congo. On February 24, 2005, almost two weeks after it started delivering aid to affected people in the region, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has had to temporarily suspend its activities in Iga-Barrière and Tché due to intense movements of armed groups in the conflict-affected area.

February 22, 2005

February 22, 2005, Kisangani – Two Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have been dispatched to the area around Buta in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in response to an outbreak of pulmonary plague. An exploratory mission carried out between February 14 and 16 found 93 cases of the lethal disease in the Dingila health zone, which includes Zonia, Kana, and Mambenge.

February 10, 2005

New York, 10 February 2005 - Since the end of January 2005, fighting between rebels groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Djugu region in the eastern Ituri province has displaced thousands of Congolese. A number of people have seen their homes destroyed, and sought refuge in the neighboring villages of Tche, north of Bunia, and Kawa, on the banks of Lake Albert.

January 31, 2005

31 January 2005 - A little over one month after the tsunami hit Southeast Asia, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is publishing a detailed report of its emergency relief activities to assist the victims of the disaster. Since the beginning of the crisis, over 200 international MSF volunteers and 2,000 metric tons of supplies have been sent to the region. Today, 127 international volunteers are helping in Aceh, Indonesia, 36 in Sri Lanka, and 6 in India, working side by side with national staff.

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