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.

June 26, 2015

A Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency team in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s South Kivu Province vaccinated some 42,000 children and young people between six months and 15 years of age after authorities declared a measles epidemic in the region of Bunyakiri, where several confirmed cases had been recorded.

June 10, 2015

The worst measles epidemic since 2011 continues to ravage Katanga Province in southern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). While vaccinations have made measles very rare in Western countries, it remains fatal for unprotected populations, especially children.

Here, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical coordinator Dr. Louis Albert Massing discusses the situation:

April 02, 2015

The collapse of national health systems in the wake of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa has resulted in a significant reduction in routine vaccination activities. In Montserrado County, Liberia, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) recently conducted a measles vaccination campaign with adapted safety protocols.

February 17, 2015

Since the end of November 2014, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been responding to a spike in measles cases in the Yida refugee camp, in South Sudan’s Unity State. The virus is primarily affecting children, many of whom recently arrived in Yida after fleeing with their families from Sudan’s Nuba Mountain region, where bombardments and fighting between rebels and Sudanese government forces have recently intensified.

July 25, 2014

MSF in South Kivu, DRC, ended a measles vaccination campaign last week after reaching nearly 38,000 children.

December 03, 2013

Working in a highly volatile security context, MSF has vaccinated some 26,000 children against measles and distributed basic supplies to thousands of people displaced by conflict.

September 23, 2013

Nurse Tessy Fautsch discusses a new MSF project that aims to treat confirmed cases of measles and develop new vaccination approaches.

August 12, 2013

MSF supported the Nigerian Ministry of Health in successfully halting a measles outbreak that began in December 2012.

June 19, 2013

Working with Sudan's Ministry of Health, MSF targeted children from six months to 15 years old in Al-Gedaref State.

June 18, 2013

A measles epidemic is sweeping through northern Syria, a consequence of the civil war–related collapse of the country’s health system.

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