November 28, 2010

Shortages of medical supplies and electricity, along with restrictions on both the import of materials and the provision of permits for expat personnel, continue to limit the people of Gaza's ability to receive appropriate medical care.

November 19, 2010

Nearly a month after the first cases of cholera appeared in the Artibonite region in Haiti, MSF continues to treat as many patients as possible while also trying to stop further spread of the disease.

November 16, 2010

As cholera continues to affect the people of Haiti MSF teams are working to open additional treatment centers. In the northern-most part of Haiti, the Port-de-Paix region, MSF has opened a large treatment center and a small treatment unit to increase access to treatment. In the treatment unit, a small team of three, two international staff and a Haitian nurse, have been able to offer treatment to people unable to travel to the larger treatment facilities.

November 16, 2010

Cholera continues to spread in Haiti as people struggle to access clean water and understand a disease they've never encountered before. MSF teams are responding to the outbreak in Port-au-Prince, in the center of the country, and on the northern coast, but other actors will need to get more involved to meet all the patient needs in the coming days.

November 09, 2010

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff and supporters rallied outside the offices of the European Commission on November 8, before delivering an open letter of protest against ongoing trade talks between the European Union and India that could damage access to affordable medicines. The provisions in the free trade agreement under discussion could seriously impede generic medicines producers in India from delivering more affordable and quality generic versions of medicines for people in developing countries. MSF itself could not carry out much of its medical humanitarian work without access to these drugs. Support MSF's campaign 'Europe! Hands Off Our Medicine!'

November 04, 2010

Anand Grover, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, explains why he backs MSF's campaign - "Europe! HANDS OFF Our Medicine".  Learn more about the campaign.

October 27, 2010

Reports from MSF projects in Gaza and Haiti, as well as on efforts to battle malnutrition and to help patients gain access to essential medicines.

October 26, 2010

MSF and VII Photography launched the Starved for Attention campaign in early 2010. In an effort to rewrite the story of malnutrition, the campaign seeks to reform the double standard of international food aid.

October 26, 2010

In December 2009, MSF welcomed the idea of a patent pool to help lower the costs of HIV medicines in developing countries. An important milestone has just been reached; the first patent has been offered by The National Institute of Health.  

October 26, 2010

With a new surgical program in Gaza, MSF and local health authorities are trying to reduce the time patients spend waiting for the surgeries they need.