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.

October 04, 2009

Angela M. C. Rose, Sibylle Gerstl, Ali E-H Mahamane, Fati Sidikou, Saacou Djibo, Laurence Bonte, Dominique A. Caugant, Philippe J. Guerin, Suzanne Chanteau
PLoS ONE 2009;4(10):e7326. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0007326)

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July 01, 2009

Esdras Augusto, Marie-Eve Raguenaud, Chindamony Kim, Mam Mony, Petros Isaakidis
Tropical Doctor 2009;39:176-177. (doi: 10.1258/td.2008.080340)

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May 14, 2009

During the last four months, MSF teams in cooperation with the national health officials have been moving quickly, following the epidemic trend, to help treat tens of thousands of patients and to proceed swiftly on a massive vaccination campaign for 7.5 million people.

May 12, 2009

A total of 1,900 people have died in Nigeria, Chad, and Niger in a recent meningitis epidemic and MSF has launched its largest ever vaccination campaign against the disease.

April 29, 2009

This year’s meningitis outbreak in northern Nigeria has already led to the deaths of over 1,500 people. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), in cooperation with the Nigerian Ministry of Health, is carrying out a mass vaccination campaign as well as undertaking the very important task of treating the patients who are suffering from the disease.

April 29, 2009

More than 1,900 people affected by meningitis have died since the beginning of this year in an area of sub-Saharan Africa known as the meningitis belt. In Nigeria, Niger and Chad alone, MSF medical teams have treated more than 56,000 sick patients. The organization is currently vaccinating a total population of more than seven million in the three countries, the biggest vaccination campaign MSF has ever carried out.

April 17, 2009

Several countries in West Africa are facing a major meningitis epidemic. In Nigeria, this is the worst meningitis epidemic the country has experienced since 1996.

April 16, 2009

“It’s true that vaccinations stop the epidemic from spreading, but without emergency medical treatment for patients with meningitis, the number of lives lost would be catastrophic," says MSF doctor Nico Heijenberg.

April 01, 2009

MSF is carrying out its largest ever vaccination campaign to fight a meningitis epidemic in West Africa. And hear MSF field workers in Haiti describe the overwhelming need for medical care in that country.

April 01, 2009

Meningitis, a disease responsible for thousands of deaths in Africa, is currently spreading in several West African countries. While ensuring quick access to treatment for those already infected, MSF is also starting mass vaccination campaigns in Nigeria and Niger and is closely following the situation in other countries in the region. MSF is planning to vaccinate between 4 million and 5 million people against meningitis.

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