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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January 17, 2018

In northern Nigeria, years of conflict between the military and armed opposition groups known as Boko Haram have taken a heavy toll on the population. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs more than 1.7 million people have been internally displaced by fighting in the northeastern states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe. Of these, 78 percent are in Borno.

January 17, 2018

In northern Nigeria, years of conflict between the military and the armed opposition groups known as Boko Haram have taken a heavy toll on the population. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, more than 1.7 million people have been internally displaced by fighting in the northeastern states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe. Of these, 78 percent are in Borno.

December 01, 2017

Only 1 in 4 people living with HIV are receiving treatment in Guinea; without treatment, they can easily develop AIDS. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) supports a hospital in Conakry, Guinea, that treats those who have developed AIDS. Patients arrive very ill, often with opportunistic infections.

November 01, 2017

The spread of hepatitis E in Niger’s Diffa region has slowed since Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) first began detecting and treating cases in early 2017, and the subsequent declaration of the outbreak by the Ministry of Health (MoH) in mid-April. Through a combination of active case finding, quicker diagnoses, a medical protocol, and working with the community through a network of volunteers, the case fatality rate has fallen.

September 27, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is using smartphones to collect vital data about malnutrition in Borno state, Nigeria, where there has been a devastating food crisis. Using mobile technology in creative ways allows medical teams to respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations.

September 18, 2017

As new cases of cholera emerge in Monguno, Dikwa, and Maiduguri, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to scale up its response in Borno state, including recently opening an additional cholera treatment unit (CTU) near Muna Garage camp.

September 01, 2017

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is scaling up treatment and prevention to curb the spread of cholera in Maiduguri in Borno State, Nigeria.

August 22, 2017

In northeast Nigeria, hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by the ongoing conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian Armed Forces. Some have lived in temporary homes for years while others have been continually on the move.

August 11, 2017

People have fled violence perpetrated by Boko Haram and ongoing military operations in the Ngala area of Borno State. At least 45,000 people are sheltered in a camp for internally displaced people there. MSF’s hospital provides outpatient consultations, maternity care, and treatment for malnourished children.

August 11, 2017

A hepatitis E outbreak originating in Niger has spread to northeastern Nigeria, affecting hundreds of people in Ngala camp for internally displaced people. The highly contagious disease has spread quickly through the camp due to poor living conditions and flooding.

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