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The escalation of violence in Central African Republic (CAR), primarily in the north of the country, is undermining vital humanitarian assistance for people already suffering from limited access to aid.

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Boston/New York, March 6, 2014—Two new studies released today by Epicentre,the research arm of the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) at CROI, the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, point to reductions in new HIV infections in areas where HIV treatment has been greatly expanded. The studies are some of the first to look at large-scale antiretroviral therapy (ART) rollout in real-world high-HIV-burden settings in sub-Saharan Africa, and its possible impact on reducing new infections.

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Yangon/New York, March 1, 2014 -- On February 27, Médecins Sans Frontières Holland (MSF) received a written order from the Union Government of Myanmar to cease all operations in the country, which led to a full closure of all MSF Holland clinics on February 28. This act left patients confused and desperately concerned across the whole country.

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AMSTERDAM/NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 28, 2014 – Médecins Sans Frontières Holland (MSF) has been ordered by the Union Government of Myanmar to cease all activities in the country. MSF is deeply shocked by this unilateral decision and extremely concerned about the fate of tens of thousands of patients currently under MSF's care across the country.

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MSF details the killings of patients and vandalism and destruction of hospitals.

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MSF report details how medical care remains out of reach for many patients.

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Despite minimal concessions, US demands remain extremely dangerous to all patients’ health across the Asia-Pacific region.

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GENEVA/NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 18, 2014—The extreme levels of violence against civilians and targeted killing of minority groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) illustrate the utter failure of international efforts to protect the population, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). This is a damning indictment of the international response to the crisis and amounts to the effective abandonment of the Central African population.

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Conakry, Guinea/New York, February 10, 2014—Medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched a campaign to vaccinate close to 400,000 children in Conakry, Guinea, against measles in the next three weeks. To date, there are 1,105 suspected cases, with 68 confirmed cases in the region, causing fear of a rapid explosion in the number of infections.

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JOHANNESBURG/NEWYORK, JANUARY 21, 2014—The international medical humanitarian organization Doctor Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is urging the South African government to continue to stand strong against a broad, multinational pharmaceutical industry effort to undermine and delay the efforts to reform patent laws and improve access to affordable medicines.

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