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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October 04, 2011

This crisis could have been prevented but the major player involved, the Brazilian Ministry of Health, has shirked its responsibilities and is evidently unwilling to overcome the various challenges. 

October 03, 2011

Chagas disease, or American trypanosomiasis, is a parasitic disease caused by Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi) and is transmitted mainly by insects called triatomines, also known as ‘assassin bugs’ or ‘kissing bugs’. It is endemic in 21 Latin American countries and cases have also been reported in the U.S., Europe, and Japan.

July 07, 2009

Oliver Yun, M. Angeles Lima, Tom Ellman, Wilma Chambi, Sandra Castillo, Laurence Flevaud, Paul Roddy, Fernando Parreño, Pedro Albajar Viñas, Pedro Pablo Palma
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2009;3(7):e488.
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

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April 21, 2005

Submitted to the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives

Millions of people are infected with Chagas disease yet they do not know. They can die in silence, without asking for help, without knowing why. It's time to act: diagnose and treat now!