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 14, 2017

The MSF home-visit program is the only source of health care for many Syrians in Jordan suffering from non-communicable diseases.

January 03, 2017

Syrian refugees in Lebanon are particularly vulnerable to chronic diseases; many have no access to health care and when they discover they have hypertension, diabetes or cardiovascular disease, it may already be too late. Others cannot afford the treatment.

December 28, 2016

Almost six years into the conflict in Syria, the high number of Syrian refugees seeking shelter in Jordan has put considerable pressure on the country's health system. In November 2014, the Jordanian Health Ministry decided it would no longer provide free health care to refugees. Since then, registered Syrian refugees have had to obtain legal documentation from the Interior Ministry to receive health care from public health facilities at subsidized rates.

October 13, 2016

October 2016 marks 25 years of the existence of the Dadaab camps in north-eastern Kenya. Established in 1991 when conflicts in neighboring Ethiopia, Sudan and Somalia forced thousands to flee to Kenya, the camps have swelled to far more than their capacity over the last quarter of a century. Today, 277,000 people—the majority Somalis—call Dadaab home. Consisting of five camps, it is still today the world’s largest refugee camp complex.

March 31, 2016

New York/Amman, March 31, 2016—Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) officially opened a new health center in the northern Jordanian town of Al Ramtha on Thursday, to meet some of the chronic health needs of Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians in the town.

April 16, 2014

Since April 2012, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has managed a chronic disease treatment program in Lebanon to meet the desperate needs of Syrian patients who no longer have access to treatment.

“Nearly 90 percent of our patients arrive with prior diagnoses of chronic disease—typically hypertension and diabetes,” says Dr. Wael Harb, MSF supervisory doctor in the Bekaa Valley. “The condition worsens quickly if they haven’t received treatment for weeks.”

July 14, 2009

Marie-Eve Raguenaud, Petros Isaakidis, Tony Reid, Say Chy, Lim Keuky, Gemma Arellano, Wim Van Damme
BMC Med 2009;7:33.
BMC Medicine

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