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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Every year sees 60,000 more Cambodians infected with tuberculosis. The high prevalence of TB in Cambodia is pushing MSF to innovate.

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MSF is expanding activities in three prisons in Phnom Penh to include basic primary health care in addition to tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS screening and treatment. 

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Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is scaling up its tuberculosis (TB) support in the Cambodian province of Kampong Cham while continuing to help shape the nation’s national TB program.

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Cambodia has one of the highest tuberculosis burdens in the world, according to the WHO. TB and its drug-resistant forms can be extremely difficult to diagnose and treat, especially in resource-poor countries, where the disease takes advantage of immune systems weaken by malnutrition and HIV, and people have limited access to health care. MSF has been working to improve TB diagnosis, treatment, and training in the southeastern city of Kampong Cham.

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In Kampong Cham, a small MSF team is working to improve TB care in the provincial hospital and fill gaps in a national system that is struggling to manage the region's high TB burden.

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Geneva/Bangkok, December 1, 2007 – Failure to diagnose and treat cytomegalovirus retinitis (CMV) in people with AIDS is leading to unnecessary blindness, according to a paper published today in the journal PLoS Medicine. The authors found in pilot studies that CMV retinitis, which has been dramatically reduced in wealthy countries since the advent of antiretroviral therapy, occurred in 23%, 27%, and 32% of patients with advanced AIDS in Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand respectively. By training clinicians to screen and taking steps to make the best treatment affordable, the authors argue that CMV diagnosis and treatment can easily be integrated into existing AIDS treatment programs.

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In this edition, reports on how an MSF hospital in Haiti is responding to the overwhelming need for maternal health care in country's capital, Port-au-Prince, and the ways MSF is confronting the AIDS pandemic in Cambodia. Plus, a story on MSF's use of lifesaving ready-to-use foods to treat malnourished children in the West African country of Niger.

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Cambodia: Dengue fever emergency

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