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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September 29, 2017

Some 360,000 people have been forced from their homes in Marawi City, the Philippines, as the military tries regain control from fighters allied with the Islamic State group. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing clean water and mental health counseling to thousands of displaced people taking shelter wherever they can find it—in garages, warehouses, schools, and mosques near the city.

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 21, 2017

Twelve women die of cervical cancer every day in the Philippines. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and local organization Likhaan run a center providing family planning and reproductive health services, including prevention of cervical cancer. 

January 19, 2017

NEW YORK, JANUARY 20, 2017—The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began a new clinical trial this week in Uzbekistan to develop a radically improved course of treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB).

The trial aims to find a treatment regimen for DR-TB that is drastically shorter, more effective, and causes fewer side effects than the current treatment options.

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.

May 12, 2016

The World Health Organization has just recommended that countries move toward shorter treatment regimens for some people with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), including people co-infected with HIV, children, and people with simple MDR-TB who have not been treated before or and have no known resistance to any of the drugs in the regimen. This recommendation comes following results from a number of large observation cohort studies using the shortened regimen.

March 23, 2016

NEW YORK/BRUSSELS, MARCH 23, 2016 — Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has successfully tested 3-D printing and virtual reality technology to design hospitals that better meet the needs of patients.

August 06, 2015

In Uzbekistan’s Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a tuberculosis (TB) program in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, helping patients manage the side effects of their drug regimens and providing psychosocial support to improve treatment adherence. Here, MSF medical team leader Tetyana Pylypenko discusses MSF’s

December 18, 2014

Typhoon Haiyan, or Yolanda as it is known locally, the strongest typhoon ever recorded at landfall, ripped through the central Philippines on November 8, 2013. It caused devastation on an unprecedented scale—roofs were ripped off, villages were flattened, livelihoods were swept away, and a tsunami-like storm surge claimed more than 6,300 lives and displaced some four million people.*

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