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.

South Sudan Uganda SGBV sexual and gender-based violence
June 19, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of people who fled intense violence in South Sudan now live in refugee settlements like Bidi Bidi and Imvepi in neighboring Uganda. Despite this massive influx, the international humanitarian response is still woefully insufficient, especially when it comes to treating survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Since March 2017, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has provided care for survivors of SGBV in Bidi Bidi and launched similar services in Imvepi in May.

September 03, 2013

Giving birth can be risky in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria state, which has one of the world’s highest maternal mortality rates. To help make childbirth safer, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) midwives are working with traditional birth attendants (TBAs) in the area.

“What are the challenges that you are facing at home when you are conducting a delivery?” asks Aisha Akello, an MSF midwife during one session.

“Sometimes we see an arm coming out and we don’t know what to do,” answers one of TBAs.

April 15, 2013

In North Darfur, MSF is helping pregnant mothers avert serious health risks that can occur before, during and, after a baby is born. 

April 30, 2012

MSF OB-GYN Veronica Ades tells the story of successfully delivering a baby for a patient who had already lost her first two.

April 17, 2012

In this latest post from her field blog, Dr. Veronica Ades tells the heartbreaking story of the death of a young patient in South Sudan.

April 02, 2012

Veronica Ades is an OB/GYN on her first MSF mission in South Sudan. In this post from her "Love, Labor, Loss" Field Blog, she describes her experience in the MSF hospital in Aweil.

May 11, 2011

"We are working in a so-called 'safe zone,' which is actually not safe because many parts of the city are in range of the shelling," says MSF's Emergency Coordinator in Misrata. 

April 03, 2011

Southern Sudan was already an underdeveloped region in dire need of investment in essential services, including health care, when large numbers of people returned to vote in a referendum for secession in January 2011.

November 04, 2010

For the communities of Port Sudan, discussions on reproductive health were often taboo. But with community members taking a leading role in health promotion, things are changing.

March 12, 2009

Southern Sudan is a region synonymous with war, famine and displacement of people. Its people have been shattered by more than 20 years of conflict. Four years after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) which ended the war between the government in Khartoum and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement, southern Sudan’s population still faces ongoing violence, disease outbreaks, starvation, and virtually non-existent access to health care in many areas. These people’s struggles and triumphs are never clearer than in the stories of their women.