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 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 16, 2017

The US government on Monday announced that the so-called “Global Gag Rule” on abortion will now include all global health assistance programs, a decision that could have devastating effects on women and children all over the world and halt decades of progress on global health, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today.

May 15, 2017

Medical professionals with Doctors Without Borders discuss their experiences vaccinating children against measles, the barriers to vaccination and working within the cold chain in Democratic Republic of Congo. 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

Working in a medical post set close to the front line in western Mosul, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) stabilizes trauma patients before transporting them to a hospital with surgical capacity. Between March 25 and early May, 150 people injured by the fighting between the so-called Islamic State and international forces have been stabilized here.

May 03, 2017

Cervical cancer kills 12 women in the Philippines every day, but it's a preventable disease. So far, hundreds of women have visited the clinic run by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and local NGO Likhaan in the Manila slums to get screened or treated. The team offers cervical cancer prevention, family planning consultations, and an ongoing HPV vaccination campaign, targeting 25,000 girls.

May 03, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working with Likhaan, a pioneering local NGO, in the slums of Manila to provide free family planning and reproductive health services, including prevention of cervical cancer, to thousands of women and girls.

April 25, 2017

DoD’s plans to grant an exclusive license to pharmaceutical company Sanofi on a vaccine candidate funded by the US government to combat Zika means there’s no guarantee that the vaccine will be developed, affordable or made available for those who need it most.

April 25, 2017

Half of all emergency room patients are children, including many who fled recent fighting in Mosul.

April 25, 2017

NEW YORK, APRIL 26, 2017—Replacing the standard vaccines currently recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO)—most of which require refrigeration—with heat-stable versions would save money and increase protection of women, children and babies from deadly diseases like pneumonia, diarrhea, tetanus, measles and yellow fever, according to a study by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF) and the HERMES Logistics Team (consisting of members from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center at Carnegie Mellon Un

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