Below is a comprehensive archive of press releases from MSF-USA. Use the options in the boxes below to filter results based on your preferences.

Country/Region

Topic

May 30, 2005

Khartoum/Amsterdam, May 30, 2005 – The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirms the arrest of its Head of Mission Paul Foreman, a British national, in Khartoum, Sudan. MSF's Head of Mission has been charged with crimes against the state. MSF is being accused of publishing false reports, undermining society in Sudan, and spying. MSF is outraged by the charges and rejects any notion that the report is false. Paul Foreman has been released on bail early this evening, but is not allowed to leave the country.

May 17, 2005

Geneva, May 17, 2005 – Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today that lack of commitment from the leadership of the World Health Organization (WHO) is crippling the effort to improve access to affordable versions of needed drugs.

May 11, 2005

Brussels, May 11, 2005 – On the day Hamid Karzai, H.E. President of Afghanistan, visits Belgium, the international medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) renews its call for the Afghan government to fully investigate the killing of five MSF aid workers in Afghanistan in June 2004.

April 28, 2005

April 28, 2005, N’Djamena/New York - A measles epidemic has hit at least three provinces in Southern and Eastern Chad, as well as the capital, N’Djamena. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has started to provide emergency assistance by treating patients with measles, continuing assessments, and carrying out vaccination campaigns.

April 26, 2005

New York/Niamey, April 26, 2005 - In the face of increasing severe malnutrition in Niger, the international medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is significantly increasing its ability to provide assistance to people in the most affected regions. The number of malnourished children treated by MSF teams has reached unusually high levels for this period of the year, and an already alarming situation is rapidly worsening. MSF calls upon other agencies to mobilize.

March 31, 2005

March 31, 2005, Geneva/New York — Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is gravely disappointed that donor governments, WHO, UNICEF, and the Global Fund, who are meeting this week at the Roll Back Malaria Partnership board meeting, are refusing to admit that the global malaria strategy has hit a brick wall.

March 23, 2005

March 23, 2005 - The Indian Parliament has passed a new law to become compliant with the World Trade Organization (WTO)'s Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is deeply concerned that the new law will result in people in the developing world being cut off from the vital source of affordable generic versions of essential medicines produced in India.

March 22, 2005

Geneva/New York, Tuesday March 22, 2005 – Without a simple, rapid test for detecting tuberculosis (TB), care providers in developing countries will continue to miss about half of all the people who need tuberculosis treatment. Efforts to control TB globally will be undermined, said the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

March 22, 2005

Delhi, India, 22 March 2005 – Under a new Bill approved today, India will start granting product patents for medicines - something they have not done since 1970 - without the necessary procedures in place to safeguard against increases in medicine prices. India amended its 1970 Patent Act in order to be compliant with the requirements of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

March 15, 2005

Geneva, 15 March 2005 - As the Indian Parliament prepares to tackle the country's implementation of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) agreement regulating patents on medicines, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is urging Indian decision makers to ensure that patients in developing countries will continue to have access to affordable medicines.

Pages