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.

March 31, 2017

Brazilian administrator Fabio Biolchini just returned from a year with the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières(MSF) emergency team, responding to epidemics and other crises across the breadth of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Here, he reflects on his experiences.

I’ve just come back from DRC, where I lived for one year on my fourth assignment with MSF, after working in Haiti, Turkey, and Central African Republic.

January 25, 2016

Five diseases with the potential to become epidemics in 2016 are being highlighted by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), as the World Health Organization’s executive board meets in Geneva this week.

December 22, 2015

Jason Cone discusses the bombing of MSF's hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, and other challenges in MSF's work. View external media.

May 11, 2015

A meningitis epidemic has beeng spreading across Niger since January, affecting 5,273 people and killing 352. MSF is working in collaboration with Niger’s Ministry of Health to provide almost 430 beds and free medical care for patients.

May 07, 2015

Remarks by MSF International President Dr. Joanne Liu At the Gates Foundation Global Partner Forum

Delivered May 6, 2015, in Seattle, Washington

 

EBOLA RESPONSE - LESSONS LEARNED  

This is the first time MSF is invited to speak at this forum. Thank you for the opportunity.

March 23, 2015

The world has never seen such a deadly and widespread outbreak of Ebola as the one that struck West Africa in March 2014 and continues one year later. This video gives an abbreviated look at the impact of the outbreak on people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, and the work of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which was at the forefront of the medical response and advocated continually for a strong international response.

March 20, 2015

On March 20, a patient tested positive for Ebola in Monrovia, which was the first confirmed case in Liberia in more than two weeks.  A total of 150 new confirmed cases were reported across Guinea and Sierra Leone in the week ending March 15. The virus has now infected more than 24,700 people across the region since the outbreak was declared a year ago.

March 03, 2015

Dr. Joanne Liu, the International President of MSF, delivers a speech to a high-level meeting of the European Union on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the steps still needed to fight the disease.

January 29, 2015

Around the time that the World Health Organization (WHO) finally declared the Ebola epidemic in West Africa an international public health emergency, a young woman named Adama Kargbo learned she was pregnant. A few months later, she contracted the virus and was admitted to an Ebola treatment center in Kissy, a suburb of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown. She lost her baby, but against all odds, she survived, overcoming the hemorrhagic fever which has killed more than 8,600 people in west Africa.

December 02, 2014

BRUSSELS — The international response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa has been slow and uneven leaving local people, national governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to do most of the practical, hands-on work, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, warning that the international community risks failing to adapt to the outbreak after initially failing to respond quickly enough.

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