Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) frequently publishes updates, press releases, and other forms of communication about its work in more than 60 countries around the world. See the list below for the most recent updates or search by location, topic, or year.

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March 21, 2017

Winile is a multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patient with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Swaziland, and one of the many who have lost their hearing due to the toxicity of available MDR-TB drugs. Through an MSF program in Swaziland, she has learned sign language so she can continue to communicate.

February 23, 2017

"You see, I am healed," says Tholakele as she walks around her ward demonstrating her recovery. "Even my legs don't give me problems anymore. Now I can walk perfectly. I walk around the hospital; go out for fresh air and come back when I’m ready."

Tholakele, 39, has drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) and started treatment in May 2016 at the Moneni National TB Hospital, supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in central Swaziland.

February 16, 2016

Fighting that began in mid-January in the Jebel Marra and Jebel Si areas of North Darfur, Sudan, has forced some 58,000 people—mostly women and children—to flee in search of protection. Many have abandoned their homes, farms and livestock for the relative safety of camps near the towns of Tawilla and Sortony. This part of Darfur is a tough semi-desert environment where little grows and temperatures regularly climb above 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

August 05, 2015

In places with high HIV or tuberculosis (TB) burdens and significant shortages of human resources for health care work, lay counsellors have become extremely important. They provide HIV testing and counselling and help patients get through difficult challenges in adhering to HIV and TB treatments. But their crucial involvement in treatment programs is critically underfunded.

March 19, 2015

Doctors Without Borders and research center in Borstel, Germany, publish findings in New England Journal of Medicine.

July 25, 2014

 

Thirty-five-year-old Khanyi proudly holds her certificate, which reads “I got tested and cured of TB." A mother of two, Khanyi lives in Logoba, an overcrowded informal settlement in central Swaziland near the industrial town of Matsapha.

Three years ago, while taking care of her diabetic husband, who is also co-infected with HIV and tuberculosis (TB), Khanyi was herself diagnosed with TB.

April 28, 2014

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN/NEW YORK APRIL 28, 2014 – The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today condemned unspeakable acts of violence in Bentiu, South Sudan, after it received information detailing targeted killings in the city’s main hospital.

April 28, 2014

Accounts of recent violence in Bentiu, South Sudan, collected after fighting that occurred on and after April 15, 2014 in the area.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams had been working in the area, and MSF issued a press release about the brutal attacks on civilians that occurred, “South Sudan: Gruesome Targeted Killings in Hospital.”

 

March 19, 2014

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September 18, 2013

MSF is working with the Swazi Ministry of Health on a new project called PMTCT B+ for HIV-positive pregnant and breastfeeding women.

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