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November 17, 2006

Paris, November 17, 2006 — MSF concerned about the fate of 5,000 displaced persons and 37 staff members who are missing as violence intensifies and spreads throughout the region.

November 16, 2006

Khartoum/New York, November 16, 2006 — Against the backdrop of a peace agreement that has resulted in mounting confrontations, the situation for people throughout Darfur, Sudan continues to worsen, according to the international medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Acts of violence committed by all armed groups against civilians and aid workers are increasing, and many people have been forced to flee their homes. Intensifying violence is preventing aid from reaching people who are enduring increasing attacks in the Jebel Moon region, north of West Darfur's capital El Geneina. Although on a smaller scale than the violence directed against civilians here in 2003, recent attacks have caused thousands of civilians to flee their homes.

November 15, 2006

Atlanta, November 15, 2006 — Preliminary results from a study conducted by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) show that significantly shorter and simplified treatment of African sleeping sickness (human African trypanosomiasis — HAT) could be possible in the near future. Announcing the study today at the 55th annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in Atlanta, the organization stressed that measures must be undertaken to ensure that this treatment can be used as soon as possible at country level, and that older, toxic treatments are phased out."

November 15, 2006

Atlanta, November 15, 2006 — In research presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), the international emergency medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and its research affiliate, Epicentre, showed how rapid, mass vaccinations can reduce the toll inflicted by measles epidemics in Africa. In light of these and other findings, MSF feels there is enough evidence for the WHO to revise its current policy recommendations, which doubts the effectiveness of mass immunization once an epidemic has started, stating that such campaigns would be undertaken too late to have any meaningful impact.

November 14, 2006

Geneva, November 14, 2006 - Drug prices are on the rise five years after the historic signing of the Doha Declaration on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and Public Health at the 2001 World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial meeting in Doha, Qatar, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontierès (MSF) today. Getting drug prices to decrease will require countries to make more extensive use of the TRIPS flexibilities enshrined in the Doha Declaration, which sought to "...protect public health and (...) promote access to medicines for all."

November 03, 2006

Guatemala/Geneva, November 3, 2006 - On the occasion of the board meeting of the Global Fund to Fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, in Guatemala City, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling for increased efforts from the government of Guatemala and the Global Fund to maintain treatment of patients living with HIV/AIDS and to expand coverage to those not currently under treatment in Guatemala, where an estimated 60 percent of people living with HIV/AIDS requiring treatment do not receive it, according to UNAIDS.

October 30, 2006

New York/Paris/Geneva, October 30, 2006 — Relying on the standard World Health Organization (WHO) TB strategies in the face of extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB) will be fatal, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today. To respond to the XDR-TB outbreak, WHO will need to get newer drugs to patients as soon as possible by ensuring accelerated development of new drugs already in clinical trials. Existing TB drugs and diagnostics are not adequate to combat the disease, and a new analysis being released by MSF as the 37th Union World Conference on Lung Health begins this week in Paris shows that none of the TB drugs currently in development, however promising, will be able to drastically improve TB treatment in the near future. WHO must take the lead in ensuring there is major reprioritisation and increased funding of TB research.

September 26, 2006

New York, September 26, 2006 — After more than two years since five staff members of the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) were murdered in Afghanistan, no one has been convicted and the prime suspect in the crime has just been released before completion of the judicial process.

September 26, 2006

New Delhi/Geneva, September 26, 2006 — A challenge against India's patent law filed by the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis will be heard in the Chennai High Court in India today. The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warns that the case may have serious implications for future access to essential drugs worldwide.

September 21, 2006

Jerusalem-Barcelona, Septemeber 21, 2006 — The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is concerned about the deteriorating access to medical treatment for the population in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, in particular in the Hebron district in the West Bank.

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