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November 10, 2001

A Joint Press Statement issued from Doha, Qatar, WTO Ministerial by Act-Up Paris, Consumer Project on Technology, Consumers International, Health GAP Coalition, MSF, Oxfam, Tebtebba Foundation, and Third World Network

November 11, 2001 — We call on the WTO Members at the Doha Ministerial Conference to endorse an interpretation of the TRIPS Agreement that protects public health. This declaration will determine whether people living in developing countries will be supported in measures to gain access to life saving drugs.

November 08, 2001

November 9, 2001 — Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) this week opened two new assistance programs in southwest Afghanistan for internally displaced people near the Iranian border, at Mile 46 and Makaki. The Makaki mission is one of the first new MSF project to open in a Taliban-controlled area of Afghanistan since all international MSF staff were evacuated on September 14.

October 17, 2001

New York/Brussels, October 18, 2001 — This week, several compounds of the international aid agency Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Afghanistan were looted. The compounds, in the cities of Mazar-I-Sharif and Kandahar, were crucial bases for the provision of medical and nutritional aid to the Afghan population. As a result of these lootings, Afghans in six provinces have been cut off from vital assistance.

October 01, 2001

New York, October 2, 2001 — This week, three charter planes are bringing a total of 115 tons of humanitarian relief supplies to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in and around Afghanistan. MSF will use these supplies to maintain and reinforce its current programs and to be fully prepared in the event of a new emergency.

August 29, 2001

Medical Team Dispatched to Christmas Island, Australia

Sydney, Australia, August 30, 2001 — The international medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is sending a medical team to Christmas Island, Australia, to provide independent humanitarian assistance to refugees stranded aboard the Norwegian ship Tampa since Sunday, August 26.

July 18, 2001

New Approach to Drug Procurement Enables More to be Treated

July 01, 2001

Alarming Rates of Mortality and Malnutrition Reported

Luanda, Angola, July 2, 2001 — The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today expressed sharp criticism towards the warring parties in Angola for showing a blatant neglect of their responsibility to ease the human suffering of tens of thousands in the country.

June 26, 2001

Increased Funds Needed From G8 to Realize New Goals

May 24, 2001

MSF Calls on World Food Program to Provide Balanced Diet

Faryab, Afghanistan, May 25, 2001 — Physicians from the medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have clinically confirmed an outbreak of scurvy in Faryab province, northern Afghanistan. Scurvy, which is caused by the lack of vitamin C in the diet, leads to black discoloration of the legs, gum bleeding, and eventually death.

May 20, 2001

MSF Sends Plane Carrying Emergency Supplies

Paris, May 21, 2001 — In the past two weeks, more than 10,000 people fleeing fighting in Liberia's northern Lofa County have arrived in the Gbarnga region, in the center of the country. Similar population movements had taken place in previous weeks, with 3,500 people arriving in Jenne Manna, in the southwestern part of the region.