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October 02, 2003

Nazran/Moscow, October 3, 2003 - On Wednesday, October 1, authorities in Ingushetia closed Bela Camp, which housed up to 3,500 displaced Chechens, according to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). This is only the most recent step authorities have taken in implementing a strategy of closing down camps for displaced people in Ingushetia, a Russian Republic neighboring Chechnya.

September 30, 2003

Bukavu-Goma, October 1, 2003 - MSF has begun providing free treatment with antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) to HIV/AIDS patients in Bukavu.

In the war-afflicted east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where people are more used to friends and relatives dying of HIV/AIDS than living with it and local health structures have no capacity to provide ARVs, this initiative marks an important step in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

September 24, 2003

Geneva, September 25th 2003 - The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warns that thousands of lives could be lost in Africa if donors fail to fund the production of a new meningitis vaccine in the next two weeks. Prompt action is needed to ensure supplies will be available when the next meningitis epidemic season begins in Africa in late 2003 or early 2004. So far, MSF is the only organization to allocate funds (€ 1 million) to purchase the vaccine.

September 23, 2003

UN Members Urged to Hold Russian President Accountable for Resolution of the Case

September 21, 2003

New MSF/WHO report documents successful drug strategies

September 16, 2003

Refugees' free choice should be respected

September 10, 2003

Cancun, September 11, 2003 - A deal on TRIPS and public health reached before this week's World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Cancun is being celebrated as a victory for the WTO. Although the deal professes to make it easier for countries to access less costly generic medicines, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) believes that the complex rules of the agreement may actually hamper access to medicines.

September 08, 2003

MSF addresses UN Security Council on urgent humanitarian needs