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.

September 27, 2015

Yesterday, violence erupted again in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, following the killing of a Muslim man during the early morning. In total, 21 deaths have been reported and more than 100 people were wounded, although the real number could be even higher.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams working in the city’s Mpoko camp, Castor hospital and Hôpital General activated mass casualty plans to cope with an influx of wounded. MSF received 75 wounded patients in all, and the teams stabilized patients and performed 15 surgeries.

May 29, 2014

 

In the past week week, renewed clashes between Christian youths and young Muslims have been producing more victims in Bangui, capital of Central African Republic (CAR). Some of them have been treated at the city's General Hospital, where Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) supports the emergency surgery service.

4:00PM, Wednesday, May 28, General Hospital of Bangui

"There is fighting in PK5."

October 14, 2012

MSF doctor David Lauter describes his experience performing surgery in Central African Republic.

March 04, 2011

Usually the result of complications during delivery, a fistula is an opening between the bladder and the vagina, or between the rectum and the vagina. Women become incontinent, and are often shunned from their societies and families as a result. They can also suffer additional medical consequences. In 2010, MSF teams operated on and treated about 1,000 women suffering from fistulas, in permanent structures and in "fistula camps." In November, MSF ran a fistula camp in Boguila, western Central African Republic.

February 28, 2011

Obstetric fistulas are one of the most serious consequences of obstructed labor. An estimated 2 million women in developing countries are living with fistulas, many on the margins of society.

August 15, 2010

Kathryn M Chu, Nathan Ford, Miguel Trelles
Arch Surg 2010;145(8):721-5.
Archives of Surgery

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