MSF frequently publishes updates, press releases, and other forms of communication about its work in roughly 70 countries around the world. See the list below for the most recent updates or search by location, topic, or year.

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October 30, 2014

PARIS/NEW YORK—In order to address a deeply troubling but little-known consequence of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has begun distributing antimalarial medicines in Freetown, Liberia, a crucial medical intervention in a city where the basic health care system has collapsed in recent months.

October 29, 2014

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) strongly disagrees with blanket forced quarantine for health care workers returning from Ebola affected countries.  Such a measure is not based upon established medical science.

Kaci Hickox has carried out important, lifesaving work for MSF in a number of countries in recent years, and we are proud to have her as a member of our organization. MSF respects Kaci’s right as a private citizen to challenge excessive restrictions being placed upon her.

October 28, 2014

As a teenager, Gibson Chijaka was diagnosed with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB). Cases like Gibson's are attributed to TB’s highly contagious nature and the high rates of HIV in the region. While early detection and prompt treatment of confirmed cases is key to DR-TB prevention, treatment, and control, this form of TB is very difficult to treat compared to drug sensitive TB. It takes a long time and many pills to get cured, but Gibson went through it all.

October 28, 2014

MSF-USA's executive director Sophie Delaunay speaks with CNN's Anderson Cooper about the problems with quarantines for aid workers returning from the Ebola outbreak. View external media.

October 27, 2014

The following information has been compiled to address questions about Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) protocols and practices regarding the organization’s Ebola projects in West Africa and the people working in them. As noted earlier, MSF will not comment on the care and condition of Dr.

October 27, 2014

NEW YORK—Forced quarantine of asymptomatic health workers returning from fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is not grounded on scientific evidence and could undermine efforts to curb the epidemic at its source, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

Diligent health monitoring of returnees from Ebola-affected countries is preferable to coercive isolation of asymptomatic individuals.

October 27, 2014

 

In Ethiopia’s Sidama zone, a lush, green region dotted with oval-shaped huts, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a maternal health project in the Chire and Mejo divisions (known as woredas).

October 25, 2014

Kaci Hickox, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) nurse who returned to the United States from Sierra Leone on October 24, 2014, is being held in a medical isolation facility at Newark University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. Preliminary blood tests reveal that she does not have the Ebola virus.

October 24, 2014

 

At this stage we have only seen media reports about new guidelines announced by New York  and New Jersey.  We are trying to clarify the details with each state’s departments of health to gain a full understanding of the particular details.  We are therefore not in a position at this stage to comment on the new guidelines themselves.

October 24, 2014

 

GenevaFollowing a high-level meeting on access and funding for Ebola vaccines convened yesterday by World Health Organization (WHO), Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has urged that plans to get forthcoming Ebola vaccines and treatments to frontline workers must be rapidly implemented. Significant investment and incentives are needed now to accelerate these steps.

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