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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August 16, 2016

Amidst an ongoing yellow fever epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is mobilizing considerable resources to support the Congolese authorities in a massive vaccination campaign against the disease. The plan is to vaccinate 10.5 million people over the next ten days.

August 03, 2016

“20,000 people displaced from the east and heading this way . . . We need to investigate this as a priority.’’ 

I’m staring at the laptop screen, trying to make sense of the list of Congolese towns and villages people are moving between. I’ve only been here in DRC for two weeks, and the names are heavy with vowels and ‘k’s. I search the crappy map – an A4 print-out with muddy thumb smudges and a classic tea stain - even in the center of the African continent, a Brit is capable of reproducing this quintessential office stamp. 

July 19, 2016

Durban, South Africa—Global HIV/AIDS leaders at the International AIDS Conference in Durban must develop and implement an action plan to address the critical lack of access to HIV treatment in countries in West and Central Africa where coverage remains below 30 percent, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Tuesday.

July 15, 2016

LONDON/NEW YORK, JULY 15, 2016 — The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today released a smartphone app to help map neglected areas of the world, allowing aid workers to better locate people in need during crises, such as epidemics and natural disasters.

July 08, 2016

For a measles vaccination campaign to be successful, 95 percent of the people within the area need to be vaccinated in order to stop the spread of the disease. But how do you perform the campaign if you’re not sure how many people need vaccinating?

June 23, 2016

A malaria surge in Haut-Uélé Province, in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has seen 1,600 children admitted with severe malaria and more than 40,000 people treated for the disease by a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency team in the past seven weeks. MSF worked alongside local staff in health facilities in the Pawa and Boma-Mangbetu areas.

June 22, 2016

Telemedicine helps to bridge gap between remote areas and large hospitals, links patients with specialists across the globe.

May 31, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is fighting an outbreak of mosquito-borne yellow fever in southwestern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Here, MSF entomologist André Yebakima explains why eliminating the insects is an important step towards eliminating the outbreak.

May 31, 2016

In Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is vaccinating the entire population of the city of Matadi, while mosquito treatment and yellow fever vector control activities are under way in Kinshasa and in Kongo Central Province. In Angola, MSF supports the Ministry of Health in treating patients.

May 05, 2016

Last year, 75 hospitals managed or supported by international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) were bombed. This was in violation of the most fundamental rules of war, which give protected status to medical facilities and its patients, regardless of if the patients are civilians or wounded combatants.

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