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.

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June 15, 2016

“This was the first time I was confronted with injuries caused by gunshots, grenades and mines, and they were often horrific injuries,” says Helmut Shoengen, an anesthetist and doctor who recently returned from working in Aden, Yemen, with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

“We treated many severely injured patients—men, women and children as well—with gunshot wounds to their heads, chests, abdomens, arms and legs,” he says. “Grenade injuries were bad, because they often included burn injuries to the face.

June 09, 2016

Higher and higher kids scramble up the trees to catch the last fruits at the end of the dry season. Inside the operating theater of Aweil State hospital, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) anesthetic nurse Armelle Vanderhagen explains the injuries sustained by patients who arrive.

June 09, 2016

UN governments adopted a Political Declaration on Ending AIDS during the UN’s High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS in New York on June 8, 2016, in which governments have committed to reaching 30 million people with HIV treatment by 2020.

June 08, 2016

The severity of the West Africa Ebola epidemic saw Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launch one of the largest emergency operations in its 44-year history.

June 02, 2016

Nyekuony, 35, was fishing in the river near her home in South Sudan’s Sudd swamps, one of the world’s largest wetland areas, when she was bitten on the foot by a snake. She sought help from a traditional healer, then bought medicines from the local pharmacy, but the wound refused to heal. Before long, the flesh and bone had started to rot, eating away at her foot and lower leg. No longer able to walk, Nyekuony had to move around on all fours. By this time, the region was caught up in conflict, and it was too dangerous to travel to a hospital.

June 02, 2016

In many contexts where Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works, key populations (also referred to as most-at-risk populations) such as sex workers and men who have sex with men have a higher risk of contracting HIV and a lower ability to access antiretroviral care due to stigma, discrimination, and their high mobility.

June 02, 2016

Yahya Jarad is a nursing supervisor at MSF´s Al Salamah hospital, and a 2007 nursing graduate from Aleppo University. Last Friday, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)had to evacuate the patients of Al Salamah hospital and close the facility as front lines drew too close. An estimated 100,000 people are trapped in northern Syria’s Azaz district with battle lines approaching.

May 31, 2016

An outbreak of yellow fever has been ravaging Angola since December 2015, raising fears that the virus could spread to other countries. The limited available stocks of vaccines constitute a particular challenge. Here, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) epidemiologist Michel Van Herp provides an update on the situation.

May 31, 2016

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is fighting an outbreak of mosquito-borne yellow fever in southwestern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Here, MSF entomologist André Yebakima explains why eliminating the insects is an important step towards eliminating the outbreak.

May 31, 2016

In Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is vaccinating the entire population of the city of Matadi, while mosquito treatment and yellow fever vector control activities are under way in Kinshasa and in Kongo Central Province. In Angola, MSF supports the Ministry of Health in treating patients.

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