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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August 31, 2017

Pharmaceutical company Chemo Group announced today that it will make a drug to treat the neglected tropical disease Chagas available to people in the United States. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the drug, benznidazole, means that Chagas pediatric patients in the U.S. could receive access to a therapy that Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been using for decades to treat people living with Chagas across Latin America.

August 22, 2017

Hopes for improved access to an affordable pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) that protects both children and adults from pneumonia was dealt a major blow after the Indian patent office granted a patent to the U.S. pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer.

August 03, 2017

Both chambers of U.S. Congress missed another opportunity to help people living with neglected diseases by passing the FDA Reauthorization Act (FDARA) of 2017 today without fixing the Food and Drug Administration’s Priority Review Voucher (PRV) program for neglected diseases.

July 25, 2017

Greater global attention is needed to prevent and treat AIDS, as too many patients are dying despite the availability of antiretroviral treatment.

July 21, 2017

July 20, 2017

UNAIDS released a report today that shows a reduction in AIDS-related deaths and states that more than half of all people living with HIV have access to treatment. Unfortunately, this report fails to recognize that sustained support is critical and that many people living with HIV/AIDS—like those in West and Central Africa—remain neglected and continue to suffer needlessly and die silently from AIDS-related diseases and infections.

July 06, 2017

Ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg, where global health is on the agenda for the first time, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) called on G20 leaders to follow through on the declaration made by their health ministers in late May.

July 05, 2017

Two days ahead of the G20 summit in Germany, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the Stop TB Partnership released a report that shows countries are lagging behind in tackling tuberculosis (TB), introducing the best diagnostic devices, and implementing globally-recommended policies. The third edition of the “Out of Step” report reviews TB policies and practices in 29[1] countries–which account for 82 percent of the global TB burden–and shows that countries can do much more to prevent, diagnose, and treat people affected by TB.

June 29, 2017

Snakebites kill more than 100,000 people per year, the World Health Organziation has recently added venomous snake bites to its list of neglected tropical diseases. NPR speaks with Julien Potet, a neglected tropical diseases policy adviser at Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), about the issue. View external media.

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