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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November 30, 2016

It’s 8 a.m. and Alice Otiato is walking to Epworth Clinic in Zimbabwe in the bright morning sun, smiling as she greets patients and staff. She stops at the Day Clinic where sick patients are assessed, and quickly scans the room. Her eyes fix on a baby, only a few months old, hanging listlessly over her mother's shoulder.

November 16, 2016

International assistance is urgently needed for refugees in Tanzania, where thousands of people are fleeing the crises in neighboring Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

November 16, 2016

Services in Uganda are overwhelmed as tens of thousands of South Sudanese refugees stream across the border.

November 14, 2016

The ongoing conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian military has had a devastating impact on the people on northeasterm Nigeria's Borno State. In several locations, people seeking safety from the violence are entirely dependent on outside aid, which is not reaching them. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) program coordinator Helle Poulsen-Dobbyns recently returned from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State. Here, she explains MSF's response to malnutrition in the region.

November 10, 2016

Today is World Pneumonia Day. It's a somewhat abstract concept, associating a specific disease with a specific day, but the reality of pneumonia is very scary and dangerous, and possibly even deadly, for millions and millions of people around the globe.

Each year, pneumonia takes the lives of nearly one million children worldwide, often for want of a vaccine. There is in fact a vaccine to prevent it, something that's commonly administered to children in many western countries, but it’s too expensive for many countries to afford.

November 09, 2016

After a significant decline of malaria cases over the last three years in Niger, there has been an alarming resurgence of the disease this summer. This has called into question the prevention efforts implemented since the last malaria peak in 2012.

November 08, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)  vaccinated 710,000 people against yellow fever in 11 days in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The organizations is saying "Thank you" to all the donors and supporters of the campaign who made this possible. A vaccination campaign on this scale comes with numerous logistical challenges, such as managing the movements of 65 vehicles in densely populated neighborhoods and ensuring that the cold chain remains effective in keeping the vaccines at the proper temperature.

November 04, 2016

Crowds draw into the local schools and churches of little villages, nestled against lush forests. Mothers wait with their children, lined up on wooden benches. Everyone is quiet—surprisingly enough for a long line of people made up mostly of the under-6-years-old crowd. But the closer the children get to the nurses, the more their curiosity morphs into terror. 

The nurses have a process: open the mouth for the oral polio vaccine, prepare one leg for the pentavalent, the other one for the pneumonia vaccine, and, "Jab, jab." 

November 01, 2016

“Forced From Home” Outdoor Exhibition Moves to Independence Mall, Experienced Aid Workers Share Firsthand Accounts of Global Refugee Crisis

October 25, 2016

South Africa has one of the highest burdens of tuberculosis (TB) and drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) in the world, with more than 20,000 people diagnosed with DR-TB in 2015. Yet the current DR-TB treatment regimen—which consists of a combination of multiple pills and daily injections—is only successful in about half of all people who receive it. New drugs such as delamanid offer the opportunity to provide more successful, tolerable treatment regimens to patients with few other options available.

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