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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January 30, 2015

Over the past four years, the security situation in northeast Nigeria has steadily worsened, as the militant group Boko Haram has gained in both strength and audacity. In 2014, bombings in Maiduguri killed and wounded scores of people. Boko Haram attacked the town twice last year as well, and, on the night of January 24, 2015, they attacked again. The next day they took control of Mongono, a town 100 kilometers [about 62 miles] further north. All but one of Maiduguri’s main access roads are now closed.

January 29, 2015

Around the time that the World Health Organization (WHO) finally declared the Ebola epidemic in West Africa an international public health emergency, a young woman named Adama Kargbo learned she was pregnant. A few months later, she contracted the virus and was admitted to an Ebola treatment center in Kissy, a suburb of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown. She lost her baby, but against all odds, she survived, overcoming the hemorrhagic fever which has killed more than 8,600 people in west Africa.

January 29, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has opened a new maternity unit for pregnant women with Ebola—or those suspected of having Ebola—within an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone.

January 28, 2015

NEW YORK—As negotiators hold closed-door meetings in Manhattan this week over a secretive trade deal that could affect the health of half a billion people, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) took its protest against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to the skies Wednesday, flying an aerial banner that read “Doctors to Obama: Keep #TPP Away From Our Medicines” along the Hudson River.

January 28, 2015

Medical operations halted following government’s systematic denial of access.

January 27, 2015

A brutal stretch of winter has just passed, but Syrian refugees living in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley are still struggling amidst the deplorable living conditions they’ve endured for years now. The season is almost irrelevant at this point. If it’s winter, they must contend with frigid nights and heavy snowfalls that often collapse their flimsy tents. In summer, they’re exposed to extreme, arid heat. Rains at any time bring floods and mud as well. And, regardless of the month, they have little access to the sort of health care so many of them urgently need.

January 26, 2015

Secret meeting this week in New York a chance to remove provisions that threaten access to lifesaving medicines.

January 26, 2015

Reaching zero cases will be difficult unless weaknesses in the response are addressed.

January 23, 2015

MSF distributes 1.8 million antimalarial treatments in midst of the Ebola outbreak.

January 23, 2015

New intellectual property "think tank" draft policy already showing alarming trend.

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