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 14, 2018

New research published today in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides strong evidence that a combination of two new drugs for tuberculosis (TB)—the world’s leading infectious disease killer—could be used to treat drug-resistant (DR-TB) forms of the disease.

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 31, 2018

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a pediatric surgical program at Bardnesville Junction Hospital (BJH) on the outskirts of Liberia's capital Monrovia on Jan. 11, with a goal of making surgical care more available for children in the country.

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).

January 24, 2018

Snakebite venom permanently disables hundreds of thousands of people and kills more than 100,000 each year across the globe—more than any other neglected tropical disease designated by the World Health Organization (WHO)—even though highly effective treatments exist.

January 17, 2018

In northern Nigeria, years of conflict between the military and armed opposition groups known as Boko Haram have taken a heavy toll on the population. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs more than 1.7 million people have been internally displaced by fighting in the northeastern states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe. Of these, 78 percent are in Borno.

January 17, 2018

In northern Nigeria, years of conflict between the military and the armed opposition groups known as Boko Haram have taken a heavy toll on the population. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, more than 1.7 million people have been internally displaced by fighting in the northeastern states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe. Of these, 78 percent are in Borno.

January 15, 2018

Aid workers often have disturbing experiences while on assignment. MSF provides mental health care to staff before, during, and after they go to the field to help them prevent burnout and deal with trauma.

January 08, 2018

Some 30,000 people have fled violent clashes in Central African Republic (CAR) between fighters from the armed groups Revolution and Justice (RJ) and the Movement for the Liberation of the Central African Republic People (MNLC). The two groups have been fighting in the northwest of the country since December 27, 2017. People fleeing the violence have taken refuge in the town of Paoua, arriving with stories of torched villages, extortion, and indiscriminate attacks against anyone found in the conflict zone. The situation remains extremely tense.

January 05, 2018

Ana Santos, head of MSF's displacement unit, talks about employing "runaway bags" in South Sudan. These bags are carried by MSF staff traveling with people fleeing conflict and allows them to provide basic medical care while on the run. View External Media

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