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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December 16, 2012

Hurricane Sandy hit Haiti in late October, bringing with it a rise in cholera cases. Even though the Ministry of Health's response to cholera remains inadequate, many aid organizations are leaving the country. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs five cholera treatment centers to respond to the epidemic and teams have increased the number of beds in order to deal with the influx of patients. At the treatment centers, patients receive oral or intravenous rehydration and the most severe cases receive antibiotics.

November 13, 2012

MSF volunteers provided medial assistance to several hundred people in the tri-state area following Hurricane Sandy.

November 12, 2012

For the first time, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is employing seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) in Chad and Mali. 170,000 children aged between three months and five years received anti-malaria medicines during the peak transmission season. This treatment, recommended by the World Health Organization, will not eradicate malaria definitively. But in countries like Chad and Mali, where malaria is the first cause of infant and child mortality, it does have an important role to play in emergency situations.

November 12, 2012

CNN's Anderson Cooper interviews Sophie Delaunay, executive director of MSF-USA, about MSF's response to Superstorm Sandy in New York and New Jersey.

November 09, 2012

International humanitarian-aid group Doctors Without Borders, best known for conducting emergency health care interventions in war-torn countries, set up a makeshift clinic for Hurricane Sandy victims in one of New York’s worst-hit communities to fill in the gaps in the government’s response. Matthew Power joined volunteer physicians for a day in the field during the group’s first operation on U.S. soil.

September 24, 2012

Dr. Estrella Lasry reflects on a new strategy for treating malaria, a disease that kills hundreds of thousands of people every year.

September 24, 2012

A large-scale malaria prevention program appears to be drastically reducing the number of new cases of the disease among young children during peak transmission season.

July 17, 2012

MSF nutrition experts Susan Shepherd and Stéphane Doyon discuss the need for long-term solutions to malnutrition in Africa's Sahel region. 

July 11, 2012

In spite of destabilizing conflict, MSF continues to work in Timbuktu and the surrounding region.

June 25, 2012

People displaced by conflict are fleeing Mali en masse—and settling in places already weakened by food insecurity.

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