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August 03, 2006

Khartoum, Sudan/New York, AUgust 3, 2006 – Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) demands that the provision of medical care be allowed and respected in the conflict areas of Darfur, Sudan. Many MSF activities are currently suspended in Darfur, leaving thousands of patients untreated everyday.

July 21, 2006

Bunia/New York, July 21, 2006 – Since July 14, an emergency team from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been working in the town of Gety, located south of Bunia, the capital of Ituri District in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to assist a population of 39,000 displaced people. Bringing aid to the displaced is particularly difficult as security conditions remain tenuous in the area and as the population has doubled during the past week, growing from 22,000 on July 14 to 39,000 today. However, assistance is crucial as the displaced families, exhausted by their journey, are gathered amidst dire sanitary conditions.

July 06, 2006

Bangkok/New York, July 6, 2006 – People living with HIV/AIDS in developing countries in urgent need of an improved version of the AIDS drug lopinavir/ritonavir continue to be denied access to it by its sole manufacturer, Abbott Laboratories, according to the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

June 27, 2006

New York, June 27, 2006 — The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched its first podcast, featuring dispatches from the medical frontlines in southern Sudan, Colombia, and Nigeria.

June 22, 2006

Bunia, DRC/New York, June 22, 2006 – Since June 2, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical teams have been monitoring and treating victims of a pneumonic plague outbreak in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

June 16, 2006

West Darfur, Sudan/New York, June 16, 2006 – More than 10,000 people have fled violence in southeastern Chad and have crossed the border to take refuge in Darfur, Sudan, according to the international humanitarian aid agency Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

June 14, 2006

Geneva, June 14, 2006 — The last two weeks have seen a sharp increase in admissions of patients suffering from severe malnutrition in the town of Dinsor, in Somalia's Bay Region. Despite recent rains that remain promising for the July harvest and that have eased access of villagers and cattle to water, a growing number of children are continuing to suffer from lack of food. A therapeutic feeding program run by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in its health center in Dinsor has admitted more than 600 patients since the beginning of 2006, ten times more than during the same period last year.

May 23, 2006

Amsterdam, May 23, 2005 – An upsurge of violence has led to displacement, injury, and the death of civilians in the Upper Nile and Jonglei provinces of southern Sudan. According to the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), clashes between armed groups and direct attacks on villages have occurred in the region north and south of the Sobat River since the beginning of April. The deteriorating security situation has also forced MSF to evacuate a number of its international teams from the area.

May 22, 2006

Paris, May 22, 2006 – The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is concerned about the impact of the World Food Program's (WFP) reduction of rations to displaced populations in the Darfur region of Sudan. On April 28, 2006, the WFP announced that because of inadequate funds it could supply only a half-ration of vital foods–1,050 kilocalories per person per day instead of 2,100–to the 2.1 million people who need emergency food aid in Darfur.

May 19, 2006

Geneva, 19 May 2006 — As health ministers meet in Geneva at the World Health Assembly (WHA) next week, the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling on governments to overhaul the way medical research and development (R&D) is prioritized and financed, and support a resolution proposed by Kenya and Brazil for a "global framework on essential health R&D." Despite gathering increasing support from many governments, this resolution has faced consistent obstruction on the part of the World Health Organization (WHO) Secretariat.

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