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.

December 27, 2007

In this edition, listen to how MSF is responding to the conflict in Iraq and providing health care to vulnerable Burmese migrant workers in southern Thailand. In the top story, a report on the humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province, which has been the setting of chronic fighting for nearly a decade. Since August, clashes between the Congolese army and rebel groups refusing to be integrated into the national army have forced more than 500,000 people to flee, according to the United Nations.

December 01, 2007

Geneva/Bangkok, December 1, 2007 – Failure to diagnose and treat cytomegalovirus retinitis (CMV) in people with AIDS is leading to unnecessary blindness, according to a paper published today in the journal PLoS Medicine. The authors found in pilot studies that CMV retinitis, which has been dramatically reduced in wealthy countries since the advent of antiretroviral therapy, occurred in 23%, 27%, and 32% of patients with advanced AIDS in Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand respectively. By training clinicians to screen and taking steps to make the best treatment affordable, the authors argue that CMV diagnosis and treatment can easily be integrated into existing AIDS treatment programs.

October 31, 2007

Bangkok/Paris, October 31, 2007 - MSF calls on the Thai government to halt all forced repatriation proceedings against the 7,500 ethnic Hmong refugees from Laos who are currently confined to a camp in northern Thailand's Petchabun province. The refugees, who claim to have fled violence and persecution in Laos, are deeply fearful of being returned to their country.

August 01, 2007

In this month's edition, you'll hear how MSF teams are confronting tuberculosis along the Thai-Burmese border and how epidemiological research is guiding some of MSF's most important humanitarian assistance programs. You can also hear firsthand accounts from people who have fled Colombia's civil war.

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June 01, 2007

In this month's edition, you'll hear how the health-care worker crisis in southern Africa is undermining efforts to provide HIV/AIDS treatment and why a man living with AIDS in Thailand needs access to an AIDS medicine produced by an American pharmaceutical company. In our top story, an update on the situation in eastern Chad, where deadly attacks on villages have forced more than 150,000 people to flee their homes.

May 23, 2007

By Dr. Tido von Schoen-Angerer Executive director Access to Essential Medicines Campaign Doctors Without Borders

May 16, 2007

Dr. Buddhima Lokuge U.S. manager, Access to Essential Medicines Campaign

April 25, 2007

Press teleconference on Thailand's compulsory licensing of an HIV/AIDS treatment, Abbott's response, and the coming crisis in availablity of second-line HIV drugs in developing countries.

April 12, 2007

By David Wilson Medical Coordinator, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontieres

March 15, 2007

U.S congressional briefing delivered by Dr. Buddhima Lokuge, U.S. Manager of MSF's Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines on Thailand's compulsory drug licensing.

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