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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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

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Sri Lanka: Populations Cut Off by the Conflict

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