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 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. Language included in the bill makes changes to the neglected disease PRV program, but it doesn’t fix the major flaws that limit the program’s ability to help people most in need, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

July 31, 2017

The ongoing battle for control of Raqqa in northeastern Syria has left sick and injured civilians within and outside the city facing major difficulties obtaining urgent lifesaving medical care. The limited number of patients treated by MSF who managed to escape Raqqa city say that the only way to leave is by being smuggled out.

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 24, 2017

In the Port-au-Prince neighborhood of Martissant, MSF is working to improve water quality and protect residents from cholera and mosquito-borne viruses like Zika, dengue, and chikungunya.

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. Today’s report finds that there were 1 million AIDS-related deaths last year, compared to 1.9 million in 2005.

July 14, 2017

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today condemned an armed robbery at an MSF clinic in Pibor, South Sudan early yesterday morning.

July 10, 2017

Zahra Hussain

Mother of two malnourished children

I came here with my sick children and I could barely find transportation to get us here.

A kind person with a car helped us get to the hospital. My children are in rough shape. I have four more back in Buhaira, our village. Life there is hard. I am worried about them...

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