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 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.

April 24, 2017

MSF has vaccinated more than 675,000 children and cared for more than 14,000 patients in five provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since November 2016.

April 20, 2017

Newsweek discusses a new online platform launched by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) that allows individuals in the United States to know whether they have investments in Pfizer and GSK through their mutual funds or retirements plans (401k) and, if so, contact those companies to insist they drop the price of lifesaving vaccines. View external media

April 06, 2017

Less than a year after the official end of the Ebola outbreak, the Guinean health system continues to struggle.

March 07, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) nurse practitioner Sara Ferrer currently serves as coordinator of MSF's medical projects in areas of northern Syria's Aleppo Governorate. Here she discusses the importance of vaccination campaigns for children in the war-ravaged country.

November 04, 2016

Crowds draw into the local schools and churches of little villages, nestled against lush forests. Mothers wait with their children, lined up on wooden benches. Everyone is quiet—surprisingly enough for a long line of people made up mostly of the under-6-years-old crowd. But the closer the children get to the nurses, the more their curiosity morphs into terror. 

The nurses have a process: open the mouth for the oral polio vaccine, prepare one leg for the pentavalent, the other one for the pneumonia vaccine, and, "Jab, jab." 

October 20, 2016

NEW YORK/GENEVA, OCTOBER 20, 2016—A new cholera control strategy using a single-dose oral vaccine instead of two doses could be sufficient in protecting against the deadly disease during an outbreak, according to a study published by international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF) in the Lancet Global Health this week.

October 12, 2016

MSF-USA Executive Director, Jason Cone, explains the decision to deny Pfizer's free vaccine donations for the world's deadliest disease among children in order hold on to MSF's independence and send a message to Pfizer that "free" cannot cover up the issue of unaffordable medicine.

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