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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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. 

May 20, 2017

As cases of cholera and acute watery diarrhea rise across Yemen, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warns that the outbreak is threatening to spiral out of control and calls for an urgent and appropriate response.

May 19, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has deployed several emergency teams to Niger to contain a meningitis outbreak that has killed 179 people since the beginning of the year. Working closely with Niger’s Ministry of Public Health, MSF teams have vaccinated more than 358,800 people in the most affected areas while continuing to monitor at-risk areas and provide medical care to those affected by the disease. So far, the number of meningitis cases recorded across Niger this year has almost doubled compared to 2016 during the same period.

May 17, 2017

A growing cholera outbreak in Yemen is threatening to spread further in the war-torn country, and Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has reported a drastic increase in the number of patients teams have treated in recent weeks. Ghassan Abu Chaar, MSF head of missions describes the situation on the ground. View external media

Nigeria Meningitis C Outbreak
May 09, 2017

Thousands of men, women, and children in northern Nigeria have been affected by a meningitis C outbreak, reportedly the largest to hit the country in the past nine years. Almost six months after the first cases were recorded in Zamfara State, Nigeria’s Ministry of Health (MoH) is still struggling to fight this epidemic in seven states of the country.

May 09, 2017

A growing cholera outbreak in Yemen is threatening to spread further in the war-torn country, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, reporting a drastic increase in the number of patients its teams are treating in recent weeks.

March 31, 2017

This short 360° documentary from the Financial Times follows a child with typhoid, explains how an outbreak spreads in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and how Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) responds.

Use your mouse to drag the view from side to side, up and down. Or use the gray button in the top left corner of the video.

March 24, 2017

Patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) have to take a fistful of pills and injections daily for up to two years. Side effects of these toxic drugs can include permanent deafness, nausea and vomiting, blindness, and psychosis. After decades without any new TB drugs, two powerful, less toxic medicines were finally released five years ago. But most patients can't get access to them. This needs to change.

March 24, 2017

NEW YORK, MARCH 24, 2017—Today, World Tuberculosis Day, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) is urging pharmaceutical corporations, Sequella and Pfizer, to provide open access to all existing clinical data on a promising drug, sutezolid, to help accelerate the research and development of urgently needed new, lifesaving TB treatment regimes. This data, if not released, will take years and resources to replicate, further delaying new treatment options for people living with TB.

March 23, 2017

Companies and countries must take urgent action to increase access to these lifesaving treatments

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