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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December 14, 2017

This edition of Alert features some of the most powerful images from the past year documenting our medical humanitarian work in the field and providing a glimpse into the lives of our patients.

December 01, 2017

Only 1 in 4 people living with HIV are receiving treatment in Guinea; without treatment, they can easily develop AIDS. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) supports a hospital in Conakry, Guinea, that treats those who have developed AIDS. Patients arrive very ill, often with opportunistic infections.

December 01, 2017

For many people in rural South Sudan, HIV testing and antiretroviral therapy (ART) is nearly impossible to obtain, partly because war has forced many to flee to isolated locations where treatment options are limited or nonexistent. But in Yambio County—in the southwest—things are different as a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) pilot project is providing same-day care to many people living with HIV.

November 30, 2017

For World Aids Day on December 1, 2017, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is launching a national multimedia awareness campaign "Zwa Nga Bien" (Look at Me Well) aimed at young urban audiences in Democratic Republic of Congo to address the stigma still associated with HIV there. Music by Lexxus Legal and Sista Becky.

November 01, 2017

The spread of hepatitis E in Niger’s Diffa region has slowed since Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) first began detecting and treating cases in early 2017, and the subsequent declaration of the outbreak by the Ministry of Health (MoH) in mid-April. Through a combination of active case finding, quicker diagnoses, a medical protocol, and working with the community through a network of volunteers, the case fatality rate has fallen.

October 31, 2017

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announced today it can now purchase generic hepatitis C medicines for as low as $1.40 per day, or $120 per 12-week treatment course, for two key medicines used to treat and cure this disease, sofosbuvir and daclatasvir. This dramatic price reduction—which will benefit patients in countries where MSF can supply generic versions—illustrates the importance of generic options, which could, if expanded, help countries provide treatment for millions of people and improve public health by preventing the spread of this disease.

September 11, 2017

Recent attacks on Zemio, in southeast Central African Republic, have closed the hospital and forced the city’s population, including MSF staff members, to flee. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical coordinator Wil van Roekel describes the ramifications of the violence for patients, including on some 1,600 HIV patients who need daily medication to survive.

August 15, 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) nurse and researcher, Chenai Mathabire, received the International Aids Society 2017 TB/HIV Research Prize for research on a rapid tuberculosis (TB) test. View External Media.

August 11, 2017

A hepatitis E outbreak originating in Niger has spread to northeastern Nigeria, affecting hundreds of people in Ngala camp for internally displaced people. The highly contagious disease has spread quickly through the camp due to poor living conditions and flooding.

August 01, 2017

Following the International AIDS conference, UNAIDS released a report that indicates more than half of the 36.7 million people with HIV have access to treatment for the first time. Despite this encouraging statistic, both HIV and AIDS death rates are increasing in Central Asia and Eastern Europe. NPR spoke with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) HIV and TB policy adviser, Sharonann Lynch, about the most recent HIV/AIDS trends. 

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