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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May 31, 2016

An outbreak of yellow fever has been ravaging Angola since December 2015, raising fears that the virus could spread to other countries. The limited available stocks of vaccines constitute a particular challenge. Here, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) epidemiologist Michel Van Herp provides an update on the situation.

May 31, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is fighting an outbreak of mosquito-borne yellow fever in southwestern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Here, MSF entomologist André Yebakima explains why eliminating the insects is an important step towards eliminating the outbreak.

May 31, 2016

In Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is vaccinating the entire population of the city of Matadi, while mosquito treatment and yellow fever vector control activities are under way in Kinshasa and in Kongo Central Province. In Angola, MSF supports the Ministry of Health in treating patients.

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

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