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 18, 2017

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has filed a patent challenge in China to block Gilead’s patent application for the combination of two key oral hepatitis C medicines, sofosbuvir and velpatasvir.

September 02, 2016

As the United States and other member countries of the G20 meet in Hangzhou, China, September 4-5, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is urging them to address the failures of medical research and development (R&D) to deliver medicines, vaccines and diagnostics that match the health needs of people around the world instead of only focusing on the most lucrative products.

April 27, 2016

MSF hands over global petition as volunteers place 2,500 flowers in front of Pfizer’s headquarters in New York, representing the number of kids who die of pneumonia each day.

September 15, 2015

A driving force in pioneering humanitarian aid logistics, Jacques Pinel sadly passed away in August. He helped propel Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to create what is now a constantly evolving logistics scheme.

June 19, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has learned that the Chinese patent office has just denied Gilead Science’s request for a key patent on the hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir. This drug, together with other antivirals, is the backbone of several newer, more effective curative treatments for hepatitis C, yet is exorbitantly priced in many countries, restricting access for people who need it. Hepatitis C is a global public health crisis, with at least 150 million people living with the disease, and 350,000-500,000 people die each year from complications of it.

October 07, 2011

After months of negotiations and discussions with Thai authorities, it has proved impossible to get permission to provide health care to undocumented migrants and vulnerable populations.

December 01, 2010

Minetti A, Camelique O, Hsa Thaw K, Thi S, Swaddiwudhipong W, Hewison C, Pinoges L, Bonnet M, Guerin PJ
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2010;14(12):1589-95
International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

October 28, 2010

"Since the project started in 2003, the quality of medical care offered to HIV patients in Guangxi Province has vastly improved,” said Gilles Isard, head of mission for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in China.

April 21, 2010

According to the latest figures, the quake in Yushu killed 2,064 people and injured 12,135.

April 20, 2010

A three-person MSF assessment team arrived to the town of Jiegu in Yushu on Saturday evening and spent Sunday meeting officials and looking at medical needs.

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