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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November 09, 2011

Bihar State, in northeastern India, is a major epicenter of the parasitic disease visceral leishmaniasis—also known as kala azar. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works in Bihar’s Vaishali district to treat this complicated and deadly disease.

Photos by Anna Surinyach/MSF

November 09, 2011

MSF's Dr. Marta González talks about the challenges of diagnosing and treating kala azar in India's Bihar State.

November 09, 2011

Kala azar, a disease transmitted by certain types of sand flies, is endemic in much of Bihar. It causes enlargement of the spleen and, if left untreated, is fatal for virtually all patients.

November 07, 2011

A four-year test of drugs to treat a widespread parasitic disease called kala azar is announced by the governments of India and Bangladesh, Doctors Without Borders, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative and other groups

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September 06, 2011

Novartis is lobbying India's Supreme Court to undo a key safeguard in Indian patent law, which would have a devastating impact on access to affordable medicines across the developing world.

July 04, 2011

Real stories of people living with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Today's feature from Swaziland: "I do get a lot of emotional support from my family, but financially we are struggling."

June 21, 2011

NEW DELHI/BRUSSELS, June 22, 2011–At the United Nations High Level Meeting on HIV and AIDS in early June, India announced that it will not accept data exclusivity, a provision harmful to access to affordable medicines, as part of a free trade agreement (FTA) currently being negotiated with the European Union (EU).

April 01, 2011

Michael O. Harhay, Piero L. Olliaro, Michel Vaillant, François Chappuis, María Angeles Lima, Koert Ritmeijer, Carlos Henrique Costa, Dorcas Lamounier Costa, Suman Rijal, Shyam Sundar, Manica Balasegaram
Am J Trop Med Hyg 2011;84(4):543-50.
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

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March 30, 2011

On March 2, 2011 MSF joined 3,000 people living with HIV to protest in the streets of New Delhi, India against provisions in the European Union - India Free Trade Agreement that could threaten the supply of affordable medicines across the developing world.

February 23, 2011

The most widely used method to test patients for TB fails to identify the disease in about half of the cases. But a long-awaited new test is raising hopes that we will be able to identify TB more effectively, get patients on treatment faster, and help reign in this deadly epidemic.

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