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.



October 20, 2016

NEW YORK/GENEVA, OCTOBER 20, 2016—A new cholera control strategy using a single-dose oral vaccine instead of two doses could be sufficient in protecting against the deadly disease during an outbreak, according to a study published by international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF) in the Lancet Global Health this week.

October 12, 2016

MSF-USA Executive Director, Jason Cone, explains the decision to deny Pfizer's free vaccine donations for the world's deadliest disease among children in order hold on to MSF's independence and send a message to Pfizer that "free" cannot cover up the issue of unaffordable medicine.

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 10, 2016

As frontlines continue to shift and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) armed group continues to mount an offensive on the city of Menbij, growing numbers of civilians are fleeing their home towns towards the areas surrounding the Euphrates River. Both internally displaced Syrians and host communities in the region are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.

August 05, 2016

Due to the absence of “global” solution to provide the pneumonia vaccine at an affordable price during emergencies, MSF had to pay more than 20 times the lowest global price to vaccinate more than 5000 children against the disease in Greece. Pfizer and GSK, the manufacturers of the vaccine, have refused to reduce the price of the vaccine. View external media.  


August 02, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has decried the high cost humanitarian organizations pay for vaccines – up to 20 times the normal prices – for vulnerable children in refugee settings. MSF is calling on drug companies to lower vaccine prices. View external media

July 13, 2016

ATHENS/NEW YORK, JULY 14, 2016 — Pharmaceutical companies are making it exorbitantly expensive to vaccinate vulnerable children, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today, calling on Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to lower the price of the pneumonia vaccine (PCV) for governments and humanitarian organizations working in emergency contexts.

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 09, 2016

Skye Giannino is a nurse with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). In April 2016, she supervised a MSF vaccination campaign in the town of Old Fangak, South Sudan. Here, she shares her experiences from this challenging assignment.

Day three of African Vaccination Week and I’m grinning maniacally at a toddler crying post injection. It is not sleep deprivation causing this reaction—though it would be acceptable to think so, the days leading up to and during this campaign have been very long. But no, it is because I know something he doesn’t.

May 11, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing lifesaving medical assistance to approximately 4,000 refugees who fled violence in South Sudan beginning in December 2015 and are now living in deplorable conditions in Bambouti, a village of 1,000 inhabitants in southeastern Central African Republic (CAR).