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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May 23, 2013

Obstetric fistulas affect some two million women worldwide. MSF is training gynecologists to treat this devastating condition.

February 14, 2013

The only medical facility in Burundi providing free, comprehensive treatment for obstetric fistula may close due to a lack of trained medical staff

November 25, 2012

Ensuring pregnant women have timely access to emergency obstetric care has reduced maternal deaths by as much as 74 percent in parts of Burundi and Sierra Leone.

February 28, 2011

Obstetric fistulas are one of the most serious consequences of obstructed labor. An estimated 2 million women in developing countries are living with fistulas, many on the margins of society.

January 05, 2011

Women who survive complicated deliveries can develop fistulas. Struck by incontinence, they live hidden away from others, resigned to their fate and suffering in silence.

April 23, 2010

by Dr. Martin De Smet, Head of MSF's Working Group on Malaria

March 25, 2010

Burundi has been grappling with a serious increase of malaria patients since the start of the year.

March 04, 2010

Drops of sweat run down her neck, but her eyes are lit up. Mary Nicizanye is recovering at the MSF center in Kabezi just south of the capital, Bujumbura. Four days ago she gave birth to a little girl here.

January 28, 2010

MSF’s diagnosis was that incidence of the disease is indeed higher, which prompted the organization to reinforce its response in the area.

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