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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A new MSF project in the capital of Port Moresby is bolstering access to quality medical and psychosocial care.

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The autonomous island of Bougainville is slowly emerging from decades of conflict. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) set up medical facilities in Buin, a remote village in the south of the island, in June 2011. Admissions to the maternity unit, have steadily increased since the project's inception. Expectant mothers are referred by small clinics in the area. They spend several days here before giving birth to avoid traveling on rough roads during labor. MSF is also supporting an awareness-raising campaign to teach women about a new program for victims of sexual violence. Up until now, there has been no such treatment available in Bougainville.

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Today, a decade after a peace agreement was signed, there is only one functioning hospital for a population of around 200,000. 

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In Papua New Guinea, nearly 70 percent of women say they've been physically abused by their husbands. When this kind of violence is so widespread, what kind of a difference can a small MSF project make?

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Each month, between 200 and 300 new patients come to the MSF clinic in Lae. They have all been raped, beaten or attacked with knives.

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MSF has completed a seven month-long emergency cholera intervention in Papua New Guinea.

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MSF announced its withdrawal of all international staff from a Tari, Papua New Guinea, hospital because of continued insecurity on hospital grounds. “In the past few weeks, there have been repeated security incidents including threats to our staff that we cannot tolerate,” said Monique Nagelkerke, head of mission for MSF in the country.

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MSF, already working in Lae, was able to mobilize quickly and assist the ministry of health in responding to the outbreak. Initially, an isolation ward was set up in the Angau Hospital, but when cases increased, a treatment center was constructed in the front of the hospital.

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A high number of cholera cases have been found in the small city of Wasu in the first known cholera outbreak in Papua New Guinea in 50 years. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is assisting health authorities by treating people affected by the already deadly outbreak at the local Angau hospital.

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MSF halts medical activities at a camp for Hmong refugees in northern Thailand after four years as the sole humanitarian organization providing assistance. Also, hear a report from the country of Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific, where MSF is helping victims of widespread domestic violence.

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