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November 16, 2004

Geneva/Mexico City, November 16, 2004 - The current system for health research and development is failing to bring the benefits of medical progress to the poor, according to the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on the opening day of the Ministerial Summit on Health Research, "Bridging the Know-Do Divide to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals," in Mexico City.

November 08, 2004

Kampala, 8 November 2004 - Recent retrospective mortality surveys conducted by the international medical relief organization Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) highlight the immense suffering and the critical nature of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Northern Uganda. According to MSF, the severity of the crisis requires urgent action from the international community and aid organizations.

November 05, 2004

Abidjan, November 5, 2004 - The international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is extremely concerned about the impact on civilians of the government offensive launched yesterday (Nov 4) on the city of Bouake in the New Forces-controlled zone of the Ivory Coast.

November 04, 2004

Amman/New York, November 4, 2004 - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is closing its programs in Iraq. The international humanitarian organization took the decision in view of the extreme risks currently run by aid workers in the country. Given the still considerable humanitarian and medical needs of the Iraqi people, the decision was reached with a great degree of regret and sadness.

October 26, 2004

Paris/New York, October 26, 2004 - On the eve of the 35th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Paris organized by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUATLD), the humanitarian medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warns that millions of individuals in developing countries continue to die from this curable disease and that a radical change is needed in the way TB is tackled globally.

October 12, 2004

Gaza Strip, October 12, 2004 - The independent humanitarian medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continued to call on Israeli authorities today to allow the group access to its patients in the Gaza Strip. Despite multiple daily requests, MSF's teams have been denied the ability to reach the families in their care since September 28, 2004 when Israeli Defense Forces began "Operation Days of Penitence" which has divided Gaza into three parts.

September 27, 2004

New York, September 27, 2004 - Epidemiological surveys newly completed by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in South Darfur, Sudan, reveal that the overall level and quality of aid remains insufficient. In Kalma camp near Nyala, where an estimated 66,000 people fleeing violence have sought shelter and where MSF is treating 3,900 malnourished children, the survey found malnutrition and mortality rates well above emergency levels. MSF warns that without increased mobilization of aid to South Darfur, the health and nutritional situations in the region could deteriorate further.

September 22, 2004

Port-au-Prince, September 22, 2004 - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has mobilized to assist people overwhelmed by severe flooding in the city of Gonaives, on Haiti's northwest coast.

September 07, 2004

September 7, 2004 - A team from MSF delivered emergency medical supplies to the health authorities in Beslan, North Ossetia. At the beginning of the hostage crisis, MSF contacted the health ministry to offer support and quickly supplied a number of items, including four medical kits containing dressing materials, endotracheal tubes, catheters, iv fluids, and other materials.

July 29, 2004

Arua, Uganda, 29 July 2004 - The Arua Hospital AIDS Program today commemorated two years of providing free access to antiretroviral (ARV) treatment for nearly 1,100 people living with HIV/AIDS in Arua, a rural region in northwestern Uganda. The community celebration included dramatic performances as well as visits by Jim Muhwezi, Minister of Health of Uganda, Stephen Lewis, UN Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Africa, and others. A partnership between the Arua Regional Referral Hospital and the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the Arua Hospital AIDS Program also marked the occasion by releasing a clinical monitoring report showing how well patients are responding to ARV therapy and pointing to the urgent need for expansion of access to free ARV treatment in Uganda.