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 23, 2014

According to the World Health Organization, 21,000 women died last year in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth: that’s one death every 25 minutes. More than 100,000 newborns (almost five percent of the country’s total) die at birth or just after. MSF works in South Kivu province, eastern DRC, to connect women with skilled care before, during, and after childbirth.

 

 

December 18, 2014

To increase access to care for Ebola patients in western Sierra Leone, which has been hit hard by the current outbreak, MSF has opened new treatment centers in Freetown and Magburaka.

December 18, 2014

The past year was marked by an unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa, but crises elsewhere also pushed our medical teams to the limit. Thanks to your generosity, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) were able to respond. While you are watching this, our teams are saving lives in a crisis somewhere. On behalf of our patients and staff: Thank you.

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

A network of motorcyclists makes it possible for MSF to assist people in remote areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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 12, 2014

Despite international aid efforts, Central African Republic (CAR) is still enduring an ongoing catastrophe. International military forces have been deployed in the country for months now and while they have to some extent managed to contain the mass violence, they haven’t been able to help the country to return to normal. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is bearing witness to the dire security and humanitarian consequences.

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.

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