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April 11, 2000

MSF Briefs UN Security Council on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

April 11, 2000

New York/Amsterdam, 12 April 2000 — On the occasion of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) visit to Russia, the international medical relief organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urges the OSCE to establish a monitoring presence throughout Chechnya. "The fighting is still continuing, and incidents of violence against civilians remain commonplace," stated MSF Head of Mission Rendt Gorter in Chechnya. "Independent monitoring could help to address these incidents and reduce fears."

April 02, 2000

MSF Reacts to Pfizer Drug Donation to South Africa

New York/Geneva, April 3, 2000 — The international medical relief agency Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today welcomed the announcement that Pfizer will donate the anti-fungal drug, Diflucan® (fluconazole), to AIDS patients in South Africa, but cautioned that a donation is not a long-term solution for saving the lives of people with AIDS worldwide.

March 22, 2000

MSF Calls for TB Treatment Research

New York, March 23, 2000 — There is an urgent need for practical and affordable treatments for tuberculosis. TB kills 2 million people each year. Almost all of these deaths occur in the developing world.

However, there is almost no research and development for new medicines. Despite a wealth of knowledge on TB, the last novel medicine was developed over 30 years ago and the last vaccine in 1923.

March 12, 2000

MSF Calls on Pfizer to Lower Price of Drug Used in AIDS Care

March 07, 2000

New York/Paris, March 9, 2000 — The international humanitarian aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today sent a full cargo of 35 tons of relief materials to Madagascar. Composed of medicines, first aid supplies, food, blankets, shelter and water/sanitation materials, the provisions will permit the initiation of emergency programs following the passage of cyclones Eline and Gloria.

March 01, 2000

MSF Concerned About the Risk of Epidemics

New York, March 2, 2000 — Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is conducting an emergency relief intervention in the Gaza, Inhambane, and Maputo provinces of flood-stricken Mozambique. Contaminated water and the lack of shelter and medicines are increasing the risk of cholera and malaria epidemics. More than 1,000,000 people are affected and an estimated 300,000 have been left homeless in the worst flooding to hit Mozambique in over thirty years.

February 07, 2000

One Person Killed, One Badly Injured

February 8, 2000, Brussels/New York — On Monday, February 7, 2000, at 3 p.m. local time, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) vehicle carrying a team from the international relief organization that included one local staff member, one international volunteer, and one passenger was attacked in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia.

January 27, 2000

MSF Provides Emergency Medical Care

Paris /New York, January 28, 2000 — On January 27, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) surgical team once again urgently intervened in Vavuniya, in northern Sri Lanka, where a bomb killed 8 people and wounded more than 50.

Twenty-eight wounded civilians, including three women, were treated by MSF in the city's main hospital. Eight people, three of whom were seriously injured, were operated on immediately. Most of the injured were burn victims.

January 26, 2000

Member States Must Recognize the State of War in Chechnya and Demand the Application of International Humanitarian Law