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June 01, 2003

Evian, June 2, 2003 - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today denounced the G8 Action Plan on Health, criticizing the deliberate sacrifice of solutions to increase access to essential medicines in favor of G8 political and commercial interests.

May 27, 2003

MSF appeals for urgent UN intervention

Brussels, May 28, 2003 - The first signs of malnutrition are now evident among the refugee population in Goré, Chad, 15 mile from the Central African Republic (CAR) border. In a recent food security assessment carried out by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), 30% of children under 5 years of age are now at risk of acute malnutrition. Yet still no food is forthcoming.

May 25, 2003

MSF demands immediate assistance for tens of thousands of civilians

Paris/New York May 26, 2003 - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is alarmed at the conditions of aid and protection for the civilian population facing an intensification of fighting in Liberia, and demands that humanitarian issues be given absolute priority in discussions in June in Ghana.

May 22, 2003

The long series of Israeli military incursions into the town of Beit Hanoun in the Gaza strip continues and intensifies. The latest has given rise to violent offensives against civilians and their property. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), present in Gaza since the beginning of the second Intifada in September 2000, deplores the destruction and is alarmed at the medical, psychological and material consequences on local families affected by this disaster.

May 21, 2003

Geneva, 22 May 2003 - A few days before the 192 countries at the World Health Assembly (WHA) discuss "intellectual property rights, innovation and public health" (provisional agenda item 14.9), MSF is releasing a report setting straight common misconceptions about patents and highlighting country efforts to overcome patent obstacles to accessing life-saving medicines.

May 20, 2003

Group demands access to vulnerable populations

May 13, 2003

An Estimated 3,000 to 4,000 Children Suffer from Acute Malnutrition in Damot Gale District, Southern Region

New York, May 14, 2003 - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is escalating the nutritional emergency intervention the organization launched in Damot Gale District, Wollayita Zone, Southern Region of Ethiopia (SNNPRS) on April 23rd.