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 14, 2017

Ministers from the eleven countries assessing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal have suspended many of the damaging provisions that would have restricted access to medicines and vaccines, a victory for millions of people who rely on affordable medicines worldwide.

July 24, 2017

In the Port-au-Prince neighborhood of Martissant, MSF is working to improve water quality and protect residents from cholera and mosquito-borne viruses like Zika, dengue, and chikungunya.

May 22, 2017

Cholera often breaks out when there is overcrowding and inadequate access to clean water, trash collection, and proper toilets. It causes profuse diarrhea and vomiting which can lead to death by intense dehydration, sometimes within a matter of hours. 

April 03, 2017

Antibiotic resistance is happening everywhere its been looked for, including in the places where Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works. Unlike in wealthier countries, the health systems in these contexts usually don't have the resources to invest in surveillance and prevention efforts.

February 17, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Infectious Diseases Advisor Rupa Kanapathipillai answers questions about how MSF sees the global threat of antibiotic resistance at its projects around the world.

What does antibiotic resistance look like in MSF’s field projects?

I’ll give you an example. MSF runs a reconstructive surgical program in Amman, Jordan, for patients from neighboring countries—Iraq, Syria, and Yemen. They’ve often had multiple surgeries and have received courses of various antibiotics before coming to us.

January 23, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched a major distribution of building materials, hygiene kits, water storage equipment and purification tablets, blankets, and energy bars in Haiti’s most remote, mountainous southwestern region. Each of the 9,530 beneficiary families will also receive a set of 10 corrugated metal sheets, enough to rebuild a 130 square-foot roof that will improve the quality of shelters and help maintain a level of dignity.

December 09, 2016

Photojournalist Benedicte Kurzen traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to document the largely unseen crisis of sexual assault in the country. View External Media. 

December 02, 2016

Two months after Hurricane Matthew devastated southwestern Haiti, thousands of people are still without adequate shelter, food and potable water, and some remote communities have not received assistance.

October 28, 2016

More than three weeks after Hurricane Matthew swept over southwestern Haiti, thousands of people are still severely affected, with inadequate shelter, food and drinking water, while some remote communities remain cut off and inaccessible.

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