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May 11, 2017

Marco, a young gay man from Honduras, fled to Mexico after his life was threatened by gang members. He is one of the estimated 500,000 people who flee Central America each year and enter Mexico seeking safety and a chance for a better life. The violence many of these refugees and migrants have experienced is not unlike that of individuals living through war.

October 21, 2015

An MSF team undertook an outreach expedition in late August, traversing the seas off the coast of Papua New Guinea’s Gulf Province and hiking for three days through mountainous terrain.

November 19, 2014

Chagas disease is a deadly parasitic disease rife throughout Latin America. Since Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the health authorities instituted a treatment program, 43,000 people in Oaxaca State now have access to care for the disease.

November 19, 2014

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) decided to try using unmanned aerial vehicles to gather sputum tests for patients suspected of having TB in a remote area of Papua New Guinea. The tests were then flown back to the hospital where they were tested in a lab. This could be a new, revolutionary model for diagnostics that MSF repeats in other remote areas where roads and waterways are not feasible for travel.

April 18, 2013

The autonomous island of Bougainville is slowly emerging from decades of conflict. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) set up medical facilities in Buin, a remote village in the south of the island, in June 2011. Admissions to the maternity unit, have steadily increased since the project's inception. Expectant mothers are referred by small clinics in the area. They spend several days here before giving birth to avoid traveling on rough roads during labor. MSF is also supporting an awareness-raising campaign to teach women about a new program for victims of sexual violence. Up until now, there has been no such treatment available in Bougainville.

October 12, 2012

Twenty-six years after first working in the country in 1986, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have handed over the last remaining projects in Sri Lanka and MSF has left the country.

October 12, 2012

This month, we visit the Ubangi river, where MSF is treating yaws among the Pygmy population; Niger, where the rainy season and food insecurity have exacerbated malaria and malnutrition; and Sri Lanka, where after 32 years MSF is handing over its last remaining project and leaving the country. Additionally, learn about the court case Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis has brought against India, the "pharmacy of the developing world."

August 20, 2010

A young woman who sustained a spinal cord injury during the war between government troops and rebels last year, receives treatment and community support at an MSF treatment facility in Vavuniya.

March 30, 2010

At the end of January, MSF closed its program in northern Sri Lanka, which was established last May when intensified fighting between the Tamil Tigers and the military drove tens of thousands of people from their homes and left many others in a state of pronounced medical distress.

March 24, 2010

MSF updates on Haiti, tuberculosis, Mali, Sri Lanka, and Kenya.

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