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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February 07, 2018

Recent data from Zambia’s 2016 cholera epidemic found that giving people just one of the currently-recommended two doses of the oral cholera vaccine was nearly 90 percent effective for adequate short-term protection during this outbreak.

January 25, 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is currently facing its worst cholera outbreak in more than 20 years: in 2017, 55,000 people fell ill across 24 of the country’s 26 provinces, and 1,190 people died. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is at the forefront of the medical humanitarian response, treating nearly half of all cases nationwide (about 25,300 people).

December 21, 2017

This collection of photographs from the picture desk of Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides an intimate look at the experiences of MSF's patients around the world. From war and civil strife to disease outbreaks and epidemics, MSF staff have been on the front lines to save lives and respond to urgent medical needs in 2017.

MSF is grateful to the extraordinarily talented photographers who have worked alongside our medical teams to bear witness to so many moving stories over the course of a turbulent year.

December 12, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is responding to a suspected outbreak of diphtheria in Yemen, where the disease has reemerged as the country's health system is weakened by ongoing war and a blockade on essential goods.

November 17, 2017

Since September, a cholera epidemic in Chad has followed the meandering path of the Bahr-Azoum river—used by many for washing, bathing, and even drinking—southward from the eastern Sila region to the more heavily populated district of Am Timan, in Salamat region, near the border with Central African Republic.

November 17, 2017

The Saudi-led coalition's continuing blockade of Yemen's ports and airports is significantly hindering the efforts of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and other humanitarian organizations to provide lifesaving assistance to people in the war-torn country.

November 14, 2017

Justin Armstrong, the Yemen country director for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), discusses the cholera outbreak and the effects of the blockade by the Saudi-led coalition. View External Media.

Read More: Yemen: Saudi-Led Coalition Must Allow Access for Humanitarian Organizations

October 30, 2017

The number of cholera cases reported in Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) cholera treatment centers (CTCs) in Yemen has significantly decreased since the peak of the outbreak. As a result, the international medical humanitarian organization is closing the majority of its cholera treatment centers or reducing their capacity.

The weekly number of admissions in MSF CTCs in Yemen shrank from 11,139 in the third week of June—at the peak of the outbreak—to 567 in the second week of October.

October 06, 2017

Dr. Tankred Stoebe has just spent one month in Yemen. On NPR's The Takeaway, he discusses the issues still affecting the country. Even with 1,800 aid workers in the country, Doctors Without Borders/Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF) continues to face many logistical difficulties. View external media.

September 28, 2017

Dozens of staff in the emergency room of Yemen’s Al Kuwait hospital continue to work without pay. The hospital is the only public structure in the capital, Sana’a, providing services free of charge. Most of the staff have not received their regular salaries from the Ministry of Public Health and Population in over a year, and are unable to cover their needs.

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