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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May 24, 2011

Allen Grolla, Steven M. Jones, Lisa Fernando, James E. Strong, Ute Ströher, Peggy Möller, Janusz T. Paweska, Felicity Burt, Pedro Pablo Palma, Armand Sprecher, Pierre Formenty, Cathy Roth, Heinz Feldmann
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2011;5(5):e1183
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

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May 03, 2010

Paul Roddy, Sara L. Thomas, Benjamin Jeffs, Pascoal Nascimento Folo, Pedro Pablo Palma, Bengi Moco Henrique, Luis Villa, Fernando Paixao Damiao Machado, Oscar Bernal, Steven M. Jones, James E. Strong, Heinz Feldmann, Matthias Borchert
Journal of Infectious Diseases 2010;201(12):1909-18. (doi: 10.1086/652748)

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October 05, 2008

P Roddy, A Marchiol, B Jeffs, PP Palma, O Bernal, O de la Rosa, M Borchert
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2009;103:200-202. (doi: 10.1016/j.trstmh.2008.09.001)

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December 05, 2007

Johannesburg/Brussels/Kinshasa, December 5th, 2007 – The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) denounces the pervasive and systematic use of rape and violence perpetrated by the Angolan army during the expulsions of Congolese migrants working in diamond mines in the Angolan province of Lunda Norte.

November 29, 2006

New York, November 29, 2006 — Following the latest outbreak of the cholera epidemic that resurfaced with the arrival of seasonal rains, the international humanitarian medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has reopened its previous intervention in Lubango in southern Angola. Since the beginning of November, the number of patients has continued to rise—1,427 to date—and mortality remains very high.

May 17, 2006

Luanda, Angola, May 17, 2006 – The disastrous state of the water supply and sanitation infrastructure in Luanda and other large cities is the principal reason for the rapid spread of cholera in Angola. As of May 14, more than 34,000 people have fallen ill with cholera (17,500 in Luanda alone) and over 1,200 have died. Though the Angolan authorities have taken some initiatives to limit the spread of the disease, the international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls for a dramatically stepped up emergency intervention by the Government of Angola and international agencies.

May 17, 2006

The disastrous state of the water supply and sanitation infrastructure in Luanda and other large Angolan cities is the primary reason for the rapid spread of cholera

May 05, 2006

Luanda, May 5, 2006  - More than 27,800 people in Angola are now infected with cholera, up from 20,000 approximately one week ago. More than 1,100 people have already died, and the disease has spread to ten provinces. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is operating cholera treatment centers in seven provinces and has treated more than 16,000 people and delivered more than 320 tons of medical and logistical supplies since the outbreak began in February.

April 30, 2006

Since February 2006, the Angolan capital of Luanda has been experiencing its worst ever cholera epidemic, with an average of 500 new cases per day. The outbreak has also rapidly spread to other areas; to date, 11 of Angola’s 18 provinces are reporting cases.

April 13, 2006

Luanda, 13 April 2006 – As the outbreak of cholera is rapidly spreading in Luanda, capital of Angola, and to other parts of the country, the international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urges the Angolan authorities to officially declare the outbreak and immediately take all the necessary measures needed for controlling it.

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