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September 25, 2012

On Wednesday, September 19, 200 people froze in the streets of Geneva to protest the attack on generic medicines by Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis. To learn more, visit msfaccess.org/STOPnovartis.

September 18, 2012

This month, we focus on Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)'s efforts to improve the situation in South Sudan's Yida refugee camp, a makeshift hospital in Syria, aid to victims of flooding in the Philippines, displaced Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia, fighting cholera in Guinea and Sierra Leone, and the successful containment of an Ebola outbreak in Uganda.

September 17, 2012

Ethiopian authorities denied Sudanese refugees access to humanitarian aid when they refused to leave the camp where they were staying. When many of them did arrive at a new camp site, a quarter of under-five-year olds were acutely malnourished. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a therapeutic feeding center at the new camp and offered vaccination services.

September 17, 2012

A cholera epidemic in the capitals of Guinea and Sierra Leone was declared in February. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has treated nearly 8,000 people in the two countries.

September 17, 2012

An Ebola outbreak occurred in the Ugandan area of Kibaalé at the end of July. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launched an emergency intervention to contain the spread of the virus, which has killed 16 people.

September 17, 2012

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been working in Syria in cooperation with an association of Syrian doctors, the UOSSM, since June.

September 17, 2012

In response to torrential rains in the Philippines, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has distributed 2,600 hygiene kits in the province of Bucalan and are assisting with outreach and clean-up.

September 17, 2012

After Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) scaled up its operations in Yida refugee camp in South Sudan, the mortality rate fell sharply in just one month.

September 17, 2012

A food crisis is affecting an estimated 18 million people across Africa's Sahel region right now, including in Niger, where four million children are projected to suffer from acute malnutrition, with at least one million at risk of developing severe acute malnutrition. At the same time, 80 percent of children who come to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) clinics in Niger test positive for malaria. MSF is trying to reach those who need help the most.

September 11, 2012

Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis heads to the Indian Supreme Court today in New Delhi, in a final bid to undermine a key public health safeguard in Indian patent law specifically designed to prevent drug companies from abusive patenting practices that keep medicine prices high. If successful, the move would have a devastating impact on access to essential medicines across the developing world, according to the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which relies on affordable generic drugs produced in India to carry out its work in 68 countries.  For more information, visit www.msfaccess.org/stopnovartis

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