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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South Sudan Uganda SGBV sexual and gender-based violence
June 19, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of people who fled intense violence in South Sudan now live in refugee settlements like Bidi Bidi and Imvepi in neighboring Uganda. Despite this massive influx, the international humanitarian response is still woefully insufficient, especially when it comes to treating survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Since March 2017, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has provided care for survivors of SGBV in Bidi Bidi and launched similar services in Imvepi in May.

June 01, 2017

For yet another year, Nigeria and Niger are facing severe outbreaks of meningitis C. Both countries are part of Africa's "meningitis belt," a region stretching across the continent from Senegal to Ethiopia that is particularly affected by the disease during the annual dry season. From December 13, 2016, to May 14, 2017, 13,943 suspected cases and 1,112 deaths from meningitis were reported in 24 states in Nigeria, according to the WOrld Health Organization.

meningitis, Nigeria, vaccine, Sokoto Mutalah Mohamad Hospital
May 31, 2017

Since February, MSF's Nigeria Emergency Response Unit (NERU) has been helping the Nigerian Ministry of Health respond to an increased outbreak of meningitis in the country's Sokoto and Zamfara states. NERU Project Coordinator Bart Bardock spoke about the challenges facing MSF units attempting to mitigate the outbreak.

May 31, 2017

Telemedicine makes it possible for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff in remote areas to connect with specialists around the world. Adi Nadimpalli, an MSF physician, describes how he used telemedicine in South Sudan to help save a mother's life. 

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.

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