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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July 20, 2017

In anticipation of the rainy season—which coincides with the peak of malaria and increased malnutrition rates—Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is scaling up assistance to address what are expected to be increasing humanitarian and medical needs in hard-to-reach areas of Borno State, Nigeria. The rainy season will render some locations impossible to reach, as the countryside transforms into muddy swamps and roads disappear under water. Unless it is deployed in advance, approximately 40,000 inhabitants and displaced people living in the area will be left without any aid.

July 20, 2017

UNAIDS released a report today that shows a reduction in AIDS-related deaths and states that more than half of all people living with HIV have access to treatment. Unfortunately, this report fails to recognize that sustained support is critical and that many people living with HIV/AIDS—like those in West and Central Africa—remain neglected and continue to suffer needlessly and die silently from AIDS-related diseases and infections. Today’s report finds that there were 1 million AIDS-related deaths last year, compared to 1.9 million in 2005.

July 14, 2017

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today condemned an armed robbery at an MSF clinic in Pibor, South Sudan early yesterday morning.

July 13, 2017

MSF withdraws medical staff following horrific incident; thousands now lack access to health care.

Amsterdam/Bangui, July 12, 2017—The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has withdrawn its staff and suspended its medical activities in Zemio, Central African Republic (CAR), after a baby was shot and killed Tuesday in a hospital where it was working.

July 06, 2017

Ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg, where global health is on the agenda for the first time, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) called on G20 leaders to follow through on the declaration made by their health ministers in late May.

July 05, 2017

Two days ahead of the G20 summit in Germany, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the Stop TB Partnership released a report that shows countries are lagging behind in tackling tuberculosis (TB), introducing the best diagnostic devices, and implementing globally-recommended policies. The third edition of the “Out of Step” report reviews TB policies and practices in 29[1] countries–which account for 82 percent of the global TB burden–and shows that countries can do much more to prevent, diagnose, and treat people affected by TB.

July 05, 2017

MOSUL, IRAQ/NEW YORK, JULY 5, 2017—Extreme levels of conflict and violence in the Iraqi city of Mosul—including airstrikes, bombardment, suicide attacks, and gunshots—are taking a devastating toll on residents trapped in the embattled Old City, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

June 27, 2017

A leaked draft of President Trump’s executive order on drug pricing reveals that the White House will perpetuate policies that have led to a broken biomedical research and development (R&D) system and raise drug prices around the world, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

June 26, 2017

As U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meet at the White House today, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned that U.S. pressure on India to change its drug regulatory and patent system could result in millions of people in the U.S. and around the world losing their lifeline of affordable medicines. As an international medical humanitarian organization that relies on affordable generic medicines produced in India to run its medical programs in more than 60 countries, MSF urged Modi to stand strong and protect India’s role as the “pharmacy of the developing world.”

June 23, 2017

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) welcomed the addition of snakebite to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) list. Despite the fact that snakebite is estimated to kill over 100,000 people every year—more than any other disease on the list— there are hardly any resources to prevent and treat it and very few lifesaving anti-venoms available.

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