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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October 06, 2014

 

Chagas disease is a parasitic illness transmitted by the bite of the vinchuca bug; it is found almost exclusively in the Americas. Without treatment, Chagas can eventually progress to fatally damaging the heart, and the nervous and digestive systems. A neglected disease, many people never learn that they have Chagas. Those who do face onerous treatment - there has been little research and development for better drugs.

August 27, 2014

 

Aurelia left for work at 5:00AM, when the streets of Tegucigalpa were still deserted. As she walked, a white sedan with tinted windows drew up at the curb. A window lowered, and Aurelia found herself facing a man with a gun. “He told me to climb in,” says 35-year-old Aurelia. “I tried to keep walking, but the car kept on following me. He said, ‘Climb in or we shoot you.’ One of the men got in the back and I was made to sit in the front. They taped my hands and my mouth and told me not to scream or else they would kill me. So I stayed very quiet so they wouldn’t kill me..."

July 29, 2014

After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, MSF launched its largest-ever emergency intervention, hiring thousands of new staff, treating more than 350,000 patients in the 10 months that followed, then treating hundreds of thousands more during a massive cholera outbreak.

July 02, 2014

 

NEW YORK/MEXICO CITY—Central American migrants in Mexico are reporting extremely high levels of violence during their journey north, and are listing the dire security situation in their countries as the impetus for leaving home, according to patient survey results released today by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).   

June 16, 2014

In Port-au-Prince, MSF teams are running trauma surgery and burn treatment services in Drouillard neighborhood; surgical and orthopedic care in Nap Kembe hospital in Tabarre; a stabilization center in Martissant neighborhood, and an emergency obstetrics program in Delmas 33.

June 11, 2014

MSF is giving humanitarian assistance to Central American migrants crossing into Mexico en route to the U.S.

January 13, 2014

MSF's Kenneth Lavelle explains that cholera is still a public health emergency in Haiti, despite plans to eradicate it over 10 years.

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November 23, 2013

Too many Haitian women are dying because they lack access to safe abortion care, MSF's Catrin Schulte-Hillen explains.

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October 30, 2013

Colombia's port city of Buenaventura has three times as many cases of TB than anywhere else in the country. MSF is working to treat patients and fight the disease.

October 24, 2013

With an epidemic spreading through San Pedro Sula, teams have diagnosed three times as many cases as there were last year.

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