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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December 16, 2014

The team collecting victims of Ebola—both living and dead—from the community in Monrovia face a challenging task in the fight against Ebola.

December 15, 2014

The Ebola situation has improved in Lofa County and Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has decided to withdraw from the area. New actors have arrived to help and since October 30 there have been no more Ebola patients in the Ebola Management Center (EMC) in Foya. The success of MSF’s intervention in northern Liberia can be considered a model of response, benefitting from a comprehensive approach and constant community involvement.

December 10, 2014

1.5 million people in Freetown and surrounding area to receive medicines.

December 10, 2014

As part of the ongoing emergency response to Ebola in Sierra Leone, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the Ministry of Health launched the largest-ever distribution of antimalarials in the country. Teams are providing 1.5 million treatments to residents of Freetown and five districts in the surrounding Western area. The goal is to prevent cases of malaria and also to prevent suspected cases of Ebola during the peak of malaria season.

December 05, 2014

As part of continuing efforts to combat Ebola in Liberia, MSF has set up a ten-bed Ebola transit unit near Redemption Hospital in the densely populated slum community of New Kru Town on the outskirts of Monrovia.

December 04, 2014

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hygienists in the Ebola case management center (CMC) in Bo, Sierra Leone are armed against the virus. Their weapon of choice? Chlorine.  

"Our hygienists are on the frontline against Ebola," says Daniel Baschiera, water and sanitation manager for MSF. "They see themselves as combatting an invisible enemy. Using their spray tanks filled with chlorine solution they keep the rest of the staff safe."

December 02, 2014

BRUSSELS — The international response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa has been slow and uneven leaving local people, national governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to do most of the practical, hands-on work, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, warning that the international community risks failing to adapt to the outbreak after initially failing to respond quickly enough.

November 20, 2014

Swift and coordinated action is of paramount importance in the days immediately after new cases are reported.

November 20, 2014

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) doctor Monica Arend-Trujillo recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Bo, Sierra Leone. Patient names have been changed.

Yesterday was a day of three miracles—two of our sickest-ever patients were discharged, and a baby girl survived against all the odds.

November 19, 2014

More than half of the 5,000 deaths due to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa have been in Liberia. The strain on the health system makes it difficult if not impossible to get care for anything else, including malaria. Malaria and Ebola share some of the same initial symptoms and people often come to Ebola treatment center with malaria thinking they may have Ebola, which puts them at risk for contracting Ebola.

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